buildingSMART Canada

buildingSMART Canada (bSC) is the Canadian chapter of buildingSMART International.  Members of bSC are involved in local, regional, national and/or international activities.

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Canada BIM Council

canbimThe Canada BIM Council is the business voice for the Canadian construction industry, education community and owners who are working with BIM technologies and practices. Canada BIM Council and bSC are collaborating on many fronts including working groups, Canada BIM Council’s regional sessions and the production of materials for the Canadian AEC-FM industry.

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Canadian Practice Manual for BIM

The Canadian Practice Manual for BIM is designed to provide novice and intermediate BIM users the framework for developing and adopting company-centric practices to streamline and improve their use of digital information. This three volume book was written for all participants of the AECOO industry implementing or running BIM-enabled projects.  It includes a range of topics from high-level non-technical explanations regarding Building Information Models and Processes to BIM Implementation company-wide to minimize impact as well as BIM at a project level and how it differs from traditional approaches.

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IBC Contract Language Documents Package

ibc-100-seal-bilingualThe IBC BIM Contact Appendix is designed to be appended to standard construction contracts such as Document 6, ACEC 31, CCDC 2 and other standard form contracts already known to the Canadian construction industry.  This contract appendix covers topics such as copyright, model element ownership and more.

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AEC (Can)BIM  Protocols

The AEC(CAN) BIM Protocol is  a Canadian document that has been developed by representatives of firms from across Canada. It is through the support of these firms that a document like the AEC(CAN) BIM Protocol can continue to be updated and remain relevant in our ever-changing industry.  It focuses primarily on encouraging adaptation of emergent standards for practical and efficient application of BIM in Canada, particularly at the design stages of a project.

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IBC BIM PxP Toolkit Package

2016-0308-bscccafinal-20-638The IBC has developed a series of BIM Project Execution Plan Toolkits to assist project teams in developing their own project specific BIM Execution Plans.  There are 3 PxP Toolkits, one for the design development phase, one for the construction phase and one for the Handover and maintenance phase.

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IBC Benefits of BIM to Owners Document

benefitseThis report explores the use of BIM from an owners’ perspective.  It identifies the most common uses of BIM based on a review of case studies and feedback from owners with BIM experience and quantifies the benefits they have realized through its use.

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