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.
"Unlocking Canada's Potential" will be the theme of this year's 96th annual Canadian Conference Association (CCA), where delegates are encouraged to look for opportunities beyond their borders.
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association presented "The Young Guns: Gen Y and their role in the future of construction" as the keynote construction panel at Buildex Vancouver on Feb. 19.
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 March 10th, 2014.
Rich Coleman, the deputy premier of British Columbia and the minister for energy and mines was one of the keynote speakers at the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association annual CEO Breakfast held at Buildex Vancouver 2014 on Feb. 19.
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 March 3rd, 2014.