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.
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.