June 17, 2012
VIDEO: Marwan Bakri of Ledcor on using BIM to build the UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
Marwan Bakri, the Building Information Modeling (BIM)/Virtual Construction Services manager for Ledcor, was on hand at the VRCA Construction Learning Forum on May 25th and 26th for a panel called "Building Information Modelling (BIM) Lessons Learned at UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building."
Bakri was able to spend some time with the Journal of Commerce and explain how BIM was used to pre-plan a very complicated building with extensive and often over-lapping systems. Through use of a “BIM trailer” and smartboards, Ledcor and other participants were able to coordinate and pre-plan together both before construction and on-site.
Bakri also said that the project was a “fast track” effort for all concerned, and that without BIM it would have been a much more difficult process.
Skills Competences Canada held its 2013 Skills Canada National Competition at BC Place in downtown Vancouver from June 5th to June 8th.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of June 17th, 2013.
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association held its annual Construction Learning Forum in Whistler, B.C. from May 31 to June 1st. The event featured many educational panels including a very informative session on substance abuse in the construction industry.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of June 10th, 2013.
The BC chapter of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction held the2013 BC Steel Design Awards of Excellence on May 23 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver.