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Symposium to examine the advantages of building information modeling

October 7, 2014 | By HPAC Magazine

Registration is open for BIM Worldwide: Solutions for Canada, a one-day symposium, being held in Toronto on October 30, 2014 at the Allstream Centre. Hosted by Institute for BIM in Canada and  buildingSMART Canada, the event will examine the advantages to utilizing building information modeling (BIM), particularly as its use grows both internationally and in Canada. The theme of the symposium is BIM Worldwide: Solutions for All Project Sizes – Success for Lifecycle Management, and will showcase how contractors, consultants and owners can benefit from BIM, regardless of project size. It will also look at BIM from an international perspective.

“As part of fulfilling the IBC/ buildingSMART Canada mission to foster BIM in Canada, this one-day event will provide valuable information for all construction project stakeholders, and will give some great insight into how to adopt BIM in their own environment,” said Bob Hildenbrandt, current vice-chair of the Institute for BIM in Canada. “There are a number of countries that operate in a fully BIM oriented environment, and their lessons learned will provide great insight to all project stakeholders.”

Panelists and speakers will represent a wide range of BIM users, including owner representatives from the international community, and particularly where BIM is already being mandated as part of certain construction projects. As well, the symposium will showcase the longer-term benefits of BIM, including operations and facilities management after construction.

In addition to country presentations and solutions for implementation, the BIM Worldwide symposium will provide great networking opportunities. Participants and exhibitors alike will have time to network and discuss the use of BIM in their own companies.



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