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.
Building Transformations' vision is to advance civilization and improve our built environment through developing a robust community of industry-leading practitioners from building and infrastructure industry, who are proactively engaged in the effective deployment of digital technologies and processes.
BIM Forum LOD Specification
The intent of the LOD Specification is to help explain the Level of Development (LOD) framework and standardize its use so that it becomes more useful as a communication tool. It does not prescribe what Levels of Development are to be reached at what point in a project but leaves the specification of the model progression to the user of this document. To accomplish the document’s intent, its primary objectives are:
• To help teams, including owners, to specify BIM deliverables and to get a clear picture of what will be included in a BIM deliverable
• To help design managers explain to their teams the information and detail that needs to be provided at various points in the design process
• To provide a standard that can be referenced by contracts and BIM execution plans.
It should be noted that this Specification does not replace a project BIM Execution Plan (BIMXP)