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CanBIM proposes framework for unifying BIM organizations in Canada

October 24, 2015

One of the three Canadian organizations focused on developing resources and establishing communities among Building Information Modelling (BIM) users has issued a letter proposing a unified structure among the associations.
In a “Memo to Members,” published October 20 on its website, the Canada BIM Council ( CanBIM) says it is setting out: “to provide direction and clarification on the current state of BIM in Canada,” and that it “takes the lead and lays the groundwork for unifying BIM in Canada.”
The memo begins: “While we strive to enrich our membership, and challenge ourselves daily to seek new ways to meet our goals, we are not the only group with interests in BIM, here in Canada. Over the last few months a growing number of our members and individuals outside CanBIM have asked for clarification on the confusion regarding the existence of three organizations in Canada devoted to BIM and what leadership is CanBIM taking on this matter.  We would like to take the opportunity to provide much needed clarification on a few key questions surrounding our past and present relationships, namely the perception that CanBIM has no interest in working with the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC), or it’s affiliate council buildingSMART Canada (bSC), but rest assured, nothing could be further from the truth or our desire at CanBIM. So, we are pleased to provide you with some answers along with an understanding to some of the chronology that has brought us to where we are today and more importantly how we can move forward.”
To read the full text of the memo, click here.


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