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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.

Canada BIM Council (CanBIM)

CanBIM represents, supports and advocates on behalf of the entire AECOO and educational community to build a positive business environment for the effective deployment of BIM, not only for our member firms, but for all engaged in utilizing BIM in Canada.

Our Mission is to provide our professional, educational, construction, fabrication and supply chain members a collective voice dedicated to BIM. We provide our members with advocacy, learning opportunities and best practices for BIM in a Canadian context while maintaining connectivity with our international partners.

Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC)

The Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC) leads and facilitates the coordinated use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the design, construction and management of the Canadian built environment.


Its founding partner organizations represent specific industry sectors that have a keen interest in seeing BIM implemented in a way, and at a pace, that enables the primary stakeholders to understand their roles and responsibilities and to assess their capacity to participate in this process. IBC’s priorities include an awareness program, a practice manual, a bibliography of useful resources, and a full environmental scan/assessment on the use of BIM in Canada and internationally.

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)

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