5th Annual CanBIM Innovation Spotlight Awards - Winners Announced

October 1, 2019


The Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) Announced the Winners for the 2019 Innovation Spotlight Awards as part of the CanBIM Toronto Regional Session: Technology Built Innovation V: Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis Through Digital Innovation and Technology.


CanBIM hosted the 5th Annual Innovation Spotlight Awards Presentation on September 25th, 2019 at the Toronto Hyatt Regency hotel. The 2019 Award was designed through a collaborative effort from 2018 Award Winners Carleton Immersive Media Studio (2018 Academic Award and 2018 Best In Innovation) and DIALOG (2018 Design & Engineering Award). Using digital design and fabrication methods, the team presented a short video outlining the process and inspiration prior to unveiling the 2019 Awards.   


Top honours for the night went to Plan Group for their innovative work on the LCBO – 100 Queens Quay – winning both the Trades Award and Best In Innovation Award. Plan Group took an innovative, cutting-edge approach to this project while maximizing their in-house talent and capability.  The use of BIM technologies (including Autodesk Revit and Navisworks, BIM Track and Trimble) made this project possible. From design and coordination to producing accurate and issue free assembly and spools drawings.  Additionally, BIM technology allowed for seamless collaboration between team members in different geographical locations, a big advantage for companies like Plan Group who operate across Canada. 


CanBIM recognized industry leaders in the following six (6) award categories: Academic, Trades, General Contractor, Design & Engineering, Technology - In House, and Technology- Commercial.  Top honours were presented to the Best In Innovation Award Winner, which is selected from the winners of each of the award categories. CanBIM also recognized its Volunteer of the year with the Trailblazer Award and recognized a distinguished leader with the Professional Achievement Award which goes to the CanBIM Member who has made a significant and meaningful contribution to the advancement of Canada’s digital transformation through the implementation of technology and innovation.


The winners for the 5th Annual Innovation Spotlight Awards are as follows:


Trailblazer Award Winner – Sponsored by Get-Tech Innovative Solutions Inc. 

Harsh Vyas – VDC Coordinator, Ellis Don


Academic Award Winner – Sponsored by Tucker HiRise Construction

George Brown College CCET – Scanning and Mapping of Chester le Community Housing


Trades Award Winner - Sponsored by PCL Construction

Plan Group – LCBO – 100 Queens Quay


Design & Engineering Award Winner – Sponsored by SolidCAD

Stantec – Shaping High-Rise Towers to Meet Future Energy Codes


General Contractors Award Winner – Sponsored by Brownlee LLP

Pomerleau – Willow Square Continuing Care Centre


Technology – In-House- Award Winner  – Sponsored by Glaholt LLP

Hatch Bantrel Joint Venture - Jansen Project - Integrated Construction Center (ICC)


Technology – Commercial - Award Winner  – Sponsored by Ehvert Engineering

Revitzo – 3DreamTeam Inc.


Professional Achievement Award – Sponsored by Maple Reinders

Patrick Saavedra  - York University


Best In Innovation- Sponsored by Bluebeam

Plan Group – LCBO – 100 Queens Quay


Congratulations to all of our 2019 CanBIM Innovation Spotlight Award winners! 


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