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buildingSMART Canada Activities List

Roadmap stream Committees Lead Contact Status
Operations Committee John Hale, Chair Active
Engage Communications Committee Erik Poirier, Chair Active
Develop Project Development Committee Linda Newton, Chair In Formation
Technical Advisory Board John Dickinson, Chair Active
Members Committee Susan Keenliside, Chair Active
 Educate Education Committee Linda Newton, Chair Active
  Activities
Develop
2.3.2
Practice Manual for BIM in Canada John Dickinson, Project Manager Active
Interest Group
Engage
1.2.1-1.4.1
BIM for Owners – Interest Group Geraldine Rayner, Chair In Formation
International Groups
Sustain
6.2.0
 bSI International User Group Susan Keenliside, bSC representative Active
Sustain
6.2.0
 bSI Technical Room John Dickinson, bSC representative Active
Develop
2.3.3
Global BIM Guides Wiki Project Susan Keenliside, Co-Lead Active
Mirror Committee for ISO TC59 SC13 David Watson, Chair Active
Completed projects
Deploy
4.1.1
Contract Language for BIM in Canada Brian Aitken, Project Manager Completed
Develop
2.3.1
BIM PxP Toolkit Package John Dickinson, Project Manager Completed

Canadian Practice Manual for BIM

IBC has undertaken the work of delivering a multi-volume Canadian Practice Manual for BIM to best support BIM Implementation in Canada. IBC has secured funding from NRC IRAP to move forward with this project. buildingSMART Canada, a council for IBC, is leading the effort to develop this practice manual with participation from practitioners and professional groups from across Canada. Therefore, IBC and buildingSMART Canada are inviting all BIM engaged professionals interested in establishing a nationally consistent approach and understanding of BIM to contribute to the development of a multi-disciplinary, multi-volume BIM Practice Manual.The Canadian Practice Manual for BIM will be delivered in three parts. Volume 1, which has already been drafted, will act as a primer on BIM fundamentals and terminology and provides a consistent basis for Canada. Volume 2 will focus on the adoption and use of BIM at the company or organization level. Volume 3 will focus on the use of BIM at the project level and will feature the best practices and use of BIM for information exchanges and risk management to support collaboration and best ensure project success.Learn More…..Status NRC-IRAP has awarded funding to the Institute for BIM in CanadaSponsors: ForthcomingLead: John Dickinson and Paul WoodardTo join the team or get further information contact [email protected] or [email protected]


buildingSMART Data Dictionary

Originally called the International Framework for Dictionaries (IFD), the Data Dictionary has been a focus for CSC (Construction Specifications Canada) since 2004 as a founding partner in the project.View David Watson’s presentation for a technical introduction: bSDD_WhatIsIt_2013-01-02. Read about the bsDD Ceiling Pilot Project currently underway or see more information at http://www.ifd-library.org .Status: ActiveLead: David Watson, CalgaryMembers:Sponsor:To join the team or get further information contact   [email protected]
PENDING PROJECTSBIM GuidelinesThe BIM Guides project is an international project within the Process Room of buildingSMART International. It is a database of BIM guides (“Guide” meaning any documentation that has been published to support the end-user in applying standardized processes, procedures or technical requirements in Building Information Modelling)  that can be searched by metadata, by section title, or by keyword. It includes mapping the different table of contents and classifications used to describe roles and terms used across guidelines. The results will provide an international framework for BIM Guidelines with the functionality to build custom guides from optional parts according to a common table of contents.Status:  ActiveLead: Susan Keenliside, Ottawa (bSC Chapter Lead)Members:

  • Chris Moor – United States    Observer
  • Deke Smith – United States
  • Ghang Lee – Republic of Korea
  • Jan Karlshoej – Denmark    (Lead: Process Room)
  • Mark Baldwin – Switzerland
  • Martin Egger – Germany    Observer
  • Neil Greenstreet – Australia
  • Steen Sunesen – Norway
  • Susan Keenliside – Canada    (Lead: User)
  • Sylvain Marie – France (Lead: Technical)

Sponsors: VTREEM, S8 inc., Yonsei University
Seeking contributors and sponsors. To join the project or get further information contact   [email protected]


IBIMS/NBIMS/National BIM Standard for Canada

The Canadian chapter of buildingSMART International signed an MOU with the buildingSMART Alliance (US Chapter) to actively engage in the NBIMS initiative. We have analyzed how version 2 of the standard could apply to the Canadian AECOO industry, and participated in the development and delivery of version 3. bSC supports the Alliance in their pursuit for BIM standards development at the international level. Parallel to this and in collaboration with the Alliance, bSC continue to actively participate in and analyze maturity of all BIM standards activities around the globe in pursuit of a National BIM Standard for Canada.Status: ActiveLead: Susan Keenliside, OttawaMembers:To join the team or get further information contact [email protected]
PAST PROJECTS


Contract Language for BIM in Canada

The IBC contract language working group developed an appendix to current Canadian standard contracts for architect and engineer services and CCDC construction contracts. Developed in consultation with current industry contracts, such as at AIA, USACE, Singapore and the UK, the IBC BIM Contract Language Documents for the Canadian context provides a much needed resource to see BIM implemented in Canada in a way that makes sense for industry. Contract Language documents were released on the IBC website November 2014.2013 Canadian BIM SurveyJust before the summer, Digicon Information Inc, in conjunction with the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC) / buildingSMART Canada (bSC)) and Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) have collaborated with NBS (a division of Royal Institute of British Architects), to produce a survey of BIM in Canada.As of August, the Canadian national results have been collated and analysed. The resulting data and a summary of lessons that can be learned from the data have been made public. Architectural and Engineering discipline specific synopses are anticipated in the coming months.International comparisons of the results with data from the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Finland, who also delivered a variation of this survey with common questions, are expected to be released before the end of the year.Read more…


IBIMS/NBIMS-Canada

The Canadian chapter of buildingSMART International is actively reviewing the recently published NBIMS-USv2, to apply to the Canadian AECOO industry.

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Contract Language for BIM in Canada

The IBC contract language working group is in the process of developing an appendix to current Canadian standard contracts for architect and engineer services and CCDC construction contracts. Developed in consultation with current industry contacts, such as at AIA, USACE, Singapore and the UK, the IBC BIM Contract Language for the Canadian context will provide a much needed resource to see BIM implemented in Canada in a way and at a pace that makes sense for industry.

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buildingSMART Data Dictionary

Originally called the International Framework for Dictionaries (IFD), the Data Dictionary has been a focus for CSC (Construction Specifications Canada) since 2004 as a founding partner in the project.

View David Watson’s presentation for a technical introduction: bSDD_WhatIsIt_2013-01-02

Read about the bsDD Ceiling Pilot Project currently underway.

For more information, please visit http://www.ifd-library.org .