2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal)

2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal) Conference


Title
The Adoption of Building Information Modelling in Canada

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Author(s)
Mr. Li Hao Zhang, University of Toronto
Ms. Yuan Cao, University of Toronto
Dr. Arash Shahi, University of Toronto (Presenter)
Dr. Brenda McCabe, University of Toronto
Abstract

In 2017, the First Annual BIM Survey was disseminated across the Greater Toronto Area as a pilot project to understand the local adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries. Technical analyses for the 2017 survey were presented in the 2018 CSCE Conference in New Brunswick and the summary of results were published in a technical report, which can be found on the Building Tall Website (http://buildingtall.utoronto.ca/). In 2018, the Second Annual BIM Survey was conducted in collaboration with RESCON, Canada BIM Council, BuildingSMART Canada, and local BIM chapters to engage AEC professionals across Canada. In this paper, sample results of the Second Annual BIM Survey are presented and benchmarked against those in the first survey. An in-depth discussion of the perceived benefits and barriers for adopting BIM in Canada are also provided. This study serves as one of the milestones of the BIM transition process in Canada and aims to present a detailed view of the role that BIM plays in the future of the industry.