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UPCOMING EVENTS / bSC Members Community Presentation
« on: April 21, 2017, 12:37:33 pm »
Please register for bSC Member's community meeting - April 2017 on Apr 24, 2017 12:00 PM EDT at:

This month's webinar is titled "buildingSMART International Summit Update". Susan Keenliside, John Dickinson and David Watson will provide an update from the bSI Summit that was recently held in Barcelona, including developments to IFC and other open BIM components.

La réunion de ce mois-ci est une mise à jour du sommet buildingSMART international qui a récemment eu lieu à Barcelone. Susan Keenliside, John Dickinson et David Watson fourniront une mise à jour des développements liés au IFC et aux autres composantes des standards BIM ouverts.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Sign up as a member of buildingSMART Canada to receive the monthly newsletter and presentation invites:

TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY / Is anyone using Solibri to check models?
« on: April 21, 2017, 12:17:47 pm »
Just wondering who is using Solibri? (Either Model Checker or the free viewer)

Are you using the out-of-the-box rule sets, or have you created your own rule sets?

Are you using it for any other workflows than model checking?

STANDARDS & GUIDELINES / Re: Standard Template & General Use
« on: March 24, 2017, 08:52:31 am »
A good place to start is the guide and templates published by Penn State, and now incorporated into the US National BIM Standard.

Version 3 of the United States National Building Information Modeling Standard was released by the buildingSMART Alliance on July 22, 2015:

Anyone using sections from this in their daily work or on a specific project?

TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY / All Revit all the time?
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:09:33 am »
Who in Canada uses a BIM authoring tool other than Revit?

TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY / Using IFC to move a model into an analysis tool
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:08:01 am »
Is anyone using IFC to move a model into an analysis tool?

Join us online at 12:00 noon EST on March 29th, 2017, for the buildingSMART Canada monthly members presentation by Krigh Bachmann on "UK Level 2 BIM Experiences". Sign up as a member of buildingSMART Canada to receive the monthly newsletter and presentation invites:

« on: February 06, 2017, 01:27:16 pm »

Submit your question within this forum and we'll get it answered from the horse's mouth!

Refer to this live list of FAQs - the answer might already be available!

STANDARDS & GUIDELINES / Re: Are you finding the UK PAS documents useful?
« on: February 02, 2017, 03:03:47 pm »
I haven't seen the PAS documents getting used over here, per se. Certainly there is a lot of attention to anything the UK is producing in the BIM sphere, and the concepts within the docs are getting general awareness. However, that is also the reason we are at the bSI table and at the ISO table -- to be in a position to influence the adoption of standards that have been successful for other countries and would be beneficial to be leveraged to the ISO international standards level. Working through the ISO designation and SCC (Standards Council of Canada) makes it a lot easier and legitimate to apply to the Canadian context in a formal and serious move.

That said, we as a buildingSMART chapter and ISO Mirror Committee for Canada, need to continue to drive efforts to get as much national-level feedback and expert option into the mix to bring to these tables with us, so we are pursuing and focusing on the topics that are of priority for Canada. This is the only way to ensure we are getting the maximum gain out of our efforts abroad. My hope, and glad you are so supportive, is that tools like this forum can support this need and work as a two-way street. (Fingers crossed! Lol)

« on: February 02, 2017, 02:53:05 pm »
Carl or Julien, can you figure out if we can "insert" the calendar into a post, to show the date when something like this is scheduled? Or at least contain a link to the calendar? A user can click on the calendar link in their options at the top of the forum page, but we need to figure out how to integrate that more into these kinds of posts. Also, Carl, perhaps you can help me with how this forum interface is set up -- such as can we show the calendar at the top so you see that month's activities every time you come on this forum?

Nice description!

Just missing contact info or website URL to get involved/become a member. Can just update your original post and I'll delete this one.

ROLES & RESPONSABILITIES / Re: Is BIM Manager a dirty word?
« on: February 02, 2017, 12:49:36 pm »
I see "VDC" used in Canada mostly by General Contractors and those oriented around the construction phase of a project. Maybe just coincidence? Or trend? Definitely from a US influence.

On another note, if our Practice Manual for BIM in Canada would finally get published, we have some sections that get into a more detailed analysis of roles and responsibilities.

Dave, PAS1192 has "standardized" the role of "Information Manager". How has this helped the (UK) situation in terms of role definitions and labelling?

« on: February 02, 2017, 11:58:31 am »
Yes, agreed, I thought it was a typo. Have a look at the test board for bSC activities that was set up for the pilot. I've tested using EdCom and MembersComm. I've created "membergroups" for each, to test if and how we can have a "committee members only" area. Some more work to be done to work through those details. I have started a list of information we want to have easily accessible on the forum, for discussion as a followup to this pilot. bSC activities is one of them. For WGs and Committees, we could post publically, for example, a description, current activities, contact person to get involved. To be discussed!

GENERAL FORUM INSTRUCTIONS / Re: Password recovery works well!
« on: February 01, 2017, 02:44:52 pm »
Awesome, good to know. Thanks for the feedback.  ;D

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