Why Not BIM!: CanBIM Halifax 2016 Recap

June 13, 2016

Canada BIM Council hosted its 2nd Regional Session in Halifax on June 1st and 2nd, 2016 at the the Holiday Inn Harbourview (Dartmouth). The event was developed with significant involvement from local stakeholders and industry participants, most notably David Males from Servant, Dunbrack, McKenzie & MacDonald (SDMM) and Duncan Williams from the Construction Association of Nova Scotia. The theme of the event was intended to address the statement; not the question, Why Not BIM! (notice the exclamation mark). The audience in attendance were encouraged to participate in an "open discussion" about BIM and the importance of adopting advanced design and building methodologies.  


On June 1st The event kicked off in usual fashion with two extraordinary CanBIM Member Site Tours from Bird Construction (Pro Cycle) and EllisDon (Local Shipbuilding Yard). 

Pro Cycle retail shop

Pro Cycle Retail Shop (mechanic's bay) 

Irving Shipbuilding Tour Halifax Manufacturing facility

Halifax Tour Participants


The Autodesk Opening Reception played host to some great conversation and networking opportunities among industry colleagues. 



On June 2nd, CanBIM kicked the day off with an informative panel discussion on "What Do We Know About BIM? Moderated by David Males, Director of Sales & Marketing at SDMM. A delightful conversation with many insights into the current state of BIM in Atlantic Provinces. 

Moderator - David Males, Director of Sales & Marketing, SDMM 

 James Forren, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture Dalhousie University

 Kirby Reycraft, Faculty, Civil & Building Technologies, Nova Scotia Community College