aceBIM Selected as Contributing Author to buildingSMART Canada Practice Manuals

aceBIM is pleased to announce its acceptance of the invitation from buildingSMART Canada to coordinate development of two chapters in two planned volumes of bSC practice manuals.

buildingSMART Canada, the Canadian chapter of buildingSMART International, has been established to provide the appropriate body and home for Canadian BIM Standards Development through participation in the development of international BIM standards as the voice of the Canadian marketplace and to promote the awareness of buildingSMART International (bSI) within Canada.

Initiated and run by the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC), both IBC and bSC share the common goal of supporting the implementation of BIM in a way and at a pace that enables industry to successfully achieve improvements in project delivery and lifecycle management of the built environment, including infrastructure. Having a Canadian guide to BIM, i.e. a Practice Manual, for the entire industry as a source of consistent terminology and processes is thus a key element in completing bSC’s mandate.

The Alberta Centre of Excellence for Building Information Modelling (aceBIM) and Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC) / buildingSMART Canada (bSC) share interests in consistent national BIM approach bringing value to all stakeholders.

Jeff Duffield, aceBIM Chairman, noted “This partnership fits aceBIM’s vision to inspire, enable, and support a more productive Alberta industry by connecting Alberta firms to national and international standards and practices”.

aceBIM Vice-Chair and coordinator of the aceBIM contribution, Dan Doherty, adds: “This project provides an opportunity for Alberta practitioners to help shape national practices.”

See proposal details here.

To learn more about membership in aceBIM, contact aceBIM Treasurer Ken Gibson by email or by telephone 780-455-1122.


Major Projects Tool Redeveloped

The government of Alberta has announced a newly redeveloped Alberta Major Projects tool  This replaces Inventory of Major Projects.

This online tool was recently redesigned to include: optimization for use on mobile devices, a more user-friendly experience, greater search functionality and quicker loading capability.

You can follow them on Twitter @ABMajorProjects to receive the latest project updates.

One-Call Improves Services for Industry

ACA recently raised member concerns over dropped calls, especially in remote areas, with One-Call.

In response to ACA concerns, One-Call has provided the attached comprehensive response which outline how current and anticipated service offerings address the issues raised by ACA. Thank you One-Call!

Response to Alberta Construction Association

How to use their mobile App:

Submitting Rural Requests Via App

Installing Dig Info AB App

Submitting Civic Requests Via App