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A Roadmap to Lifecycle Building Information Modeling in the Canadian AECOO Community

A clear transformation is needed for the Canadian Architecture, Engineering, Construction,
Owners and Operations (AECOO) community to improve its performance and contribute more effectively to the societal, environmental and economic development of Canada. The Canadian chapter (bSC) of buildingSMART International (bSI), a council of the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC), firmly believes that this transformation should be supported by more collaborative approaches to project delivery based on building information modeling (BIM) tools, technologies and processes that are aligned with other similar initiatives currently under way around the globe.  In light of this, bSC has developed a roadmap to prompt, guide and sustain this transformation.

Read the Statement of Intent


View the Roadmap

buildingSMART Canada (bSC)

The Canadian chapter of buildingSMART International has been established to provide the appropriate body and home for Canadian BIM Standards Development through participation in the development of international BIM standards as the voice of the Canadian marketplace and to promote the awareness of buildingSMART International (bSI) within Canada.

Initiated and run by the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC), both IBC and bSC share the common goal of supporting the implementation of BIM in a way and at a pace that enables industry to successfully achieve improvements in project delivery and lifecycle management of the built environment, including infrastructure.

bSC’s participation provides a Canadian perspective to efforts to realize international standards in support of the goals of interoperability of data, consistency and efficiency in work processes, and optimization of information classification systems.

Canada and Canadian professionals have a long history and reputation of collaboration and communication between countries and regions.  This chapter continues to fulfill this role, supporting the development and application of standards from high-level to practical use.

buildingSMART International (bSI)

bSI is a neutral, international and unique non for profit organisation supporting open BIM through the life cycle.

bSI has regional chapters in Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and Middle East.

How bSI can help you:

  • Build SMART to build GREEN
  • Improve your business processes
  • Develop new business models
  • Extend your value chain

What bsi does:

Develop and maintain international standards for openBIM:

What is BIM and openBIM:

 An official description of BIM and OPEN BIM


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