Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CaGBC Chapter Meeting: Building Information Modeling

Not using BIM in the design and management of your green buildings? Join Chapter members and industry professionals as we learn about the many benefits of BIM and how it can have a real impact on the design, development and ongoing operations of green buildings.


(Space is limited)
When: February 24th, 2011 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: Centennial College Morningside Campus - 755 Morningside Avenue, Toronto, ON M1C 5J9 Room: HP420

Price: Advanced purchase (until February 23rd) $ 20 Chapter members (paid and in good standing) / $30 non-members - Tickets purchased at the door: $40 dollars
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle. BIM can be used to demonstrate the entire building life cycle, including the processes of construction and facility operation.
Join our esteemed panel of experts as they explore the benefits of BIM and provide you with the primer you need to improve the efficiency and quality of your green buildings. Our panel includes:

Caesar Ruest - BIM Solutions Executive at Autodesk

Michael Schlosser - Technical Specialist at Autodesk

Alberto Palomino - Director, Business Development at PLANiT

Subhi Alsayed - Innovation Manager at Tower Labs

Cesar Ramirez - Operations Supervisor at Arcturus Realty Corporation

For more information about this event and for speakers' bios, please click here.

The B.I.M presentation includes:

1. Introduction to B.I.M: Fundamental principles of Building Information Modeling.

2. B.I.M for New Buildings: Planning, Design and Construction.

3. B.I.M and Sustainability: Modeling for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems

4. Project Delivery: the B.I.M way vs. the old way

5. B.I.M for Existing Buildings: Lifecycle Analysis, O&M and Facility Management

6. Building Owners and the B.I.M experience

Register now to secure your spot!


5:30 - Event starts - Drinks and Food

6:00 – Presentations

7:00 - Drinks and Networking opportunity

9:00 - Event Closes

Venue information:

Centennial College Morningside Campus - 755 Morningside Avenue, Toronto, ON M1C 5J9 Room: HP420
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ORUG Feb10 2011 Notes

On a cold night in February a group of 60 enthusiastic 'Reviteers' kicked off ORUG2011 with a bang.

Caesar from Autodesk started us off with North American BIM news. There is lots happening across Canada in terms of large multi-million dollar projects requiring BIM; Hospitals, airports, prisons.

In keeping with the BIM for Fabrication theme Caesar showed us a Hospital project of which the interiors are largely prefabricated in a factory of 18 people. One dumpster of waste generated, total.

John Peterson of KPMB, our 2011 Content Coordinator spoke to us about how BIM can serve us. In 2011 we will examine cost analysis, more on BIM fabrication as well as hardware, server and software optimization.
John introduced Anna, Katie, Marcus, Laura and Allison of the Ryerson School of Interior Design. We were impressed by the technical level of expertise shown by these students. They presented a complete design and analysis of a local winery using Revit and other technologies.

Julian and Patrick from Feature Walters showed us some current and past projects. One of these projects was the 'Tommy Hilfiger' floating staircase in New York City. Julian mentioned that the entire staircase was digitally prototyped. This means that no two pieces of the staircase physically touched each other before the assembly of the staircase at the store. The treads were manufactured in Brazil from the digital model and shipped directly to the site. Julian mentioned that even after years of doing this kind of work he couldn't believe this could be done until he saw it...more here. Now, more and more of FW projects are being done this way.


Tuesday, February 01, 2011

ORUG Network: ORUG Profile: Fusion Homes

ORUG Network: ORUG Profile: Fusion Homes: "• Fusion Homes is an industry leader and award winning residential homebuilder/land developer located in Guelph, Ontario. • Exceeding indus..."

ORUG Meeting Feb.10th: BIM and Fabrication...Special Guests

Here are some teasers from our upcoming meeting...
The latest BIM projects across Canada and the US, Caesar Ruest of Autodesk.
Ryerson University, School of Interior Design Presentation
Feature Walters Fabrication