December 15, 2012
VIDEO: Ken Flannigan at Sustainabuild Vancouver 2012
Ken Flannigan, the Solutions Consultant for IMAGINiT Technologiies, delivered a talk at Sustainabuild Vancouver 2012 entitled "It Ain't Easy Being Green," all about the role of BIM in sustainable building.
Flannigan talked to the Journal of Commerce about the new capabilities of BIM software, such as taking real time data into models and modeling around weather and other variables that previously were not accessible to designers and engineers.
He also introduced the concept of “virtual construction,” which he said is gaining traction amongst U.S. contractors. BIM has also been adopted in Canada, he said, but it grew outwards from academia to industry, wheras in the United States the opposite phenomenon occurred.
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia celebrated its best and brightest at its Awards of Excellence gala, held on April 12 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 21st, 2014.
RDH Building Engineering Limited is running extensive tests on the viability of using insulated concrete forms (ICF) as walls in building structures. While ICF has traditionally been used below grade, it is becoming possible to also use forms for above-grade work.
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 14th, 2014.
The British Columbia Common Ground Alliance held a contractor's breakfast on April 1 to highlight the importance of excavation awareness and to ring in "National Safe Digging Month."