A self-regulatory council formed in Dec. 2008, the Canada BIM Council says it will be a strong advocate for building information modeling advocacy and provide resources and standards for the country's construction and design industry. The council will be funded wholly by membership revenues.
According to documents, the Council will
support business, professionals, educators, purchasers of construction and
related services in navigating and applying best practices when deploying BIM.
Heading the management team are BIM
architects Allan Partridge and Paul Loreto, Tom Strong of EllisDon, Albert
Celli of Halsall Associates, Mark Casaletto of Reed Construction Data and Derek
Smith of the London & District Construction Association.
Smith is the council’s interim
administrator, and he has sent a letter to nearly 60 associations across Canada
seeking their endorsement and support as founding industry partners.
Until May 31, the membership fee for
founding industry partners is $630 for the remainder of 2009 and all of 2010.
Associations, educational institutions and government agencies qualify for this
According to Smith, the council will
provide a “content-rich” website, suite of member services and framework for
model certification standards by fall 2009.
Once the council is self-sufficient
financially, an executive director and supporting staff are expected to be
council’s web site address iswww.canbim.com. E-mail
inquiries can be sent firstname.lastname@example.org.