AIBC Council Survey

Next week, AIBC members, intern architects, architectural technologists, intern architectural technologists, building designers and residential designers will be invited to take part in an important online survey commissioned by AIBC Council. The intent is to gather commentary, input and ideas from the AIBC membership to guide AIBC council in its strategic planning. The survey process will begin next Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Please watch your in-basket for an e-mail from Corporate Research Associates that will provide your link to the survey. Note: as extra incentive, all participants will be eligible to win an iPad. This survey is an important opportunity have input into the future of the profession and the direction of the institute. Your participation is appreciated.

IMAGINiT Technologies

Autodesk Revit Architectural Fundamentals

Revit Architecture is a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way architects think. From preliminary design through design development and into construction documents, the program streamlines the design process with a central 3D model. Changes made in one view update across all views and on the printable sheets. This student guide program is designed to teach you the Revit functionality as you would work with it in the design process. It begins with learning about the user interface and Revit commands for design development followed by those available for construction documentation. Since building projects themselves tend to be extremely complex, Revit Architecture is a necessarily complex program. The objective of Autodesk Revit Architectural Fundamentals is to enable participants to create full 3D architectural project models and set them up in working drawings. This program focuses on basic tools that the majority of users will require to work with Revit. This multi-day session takes place Tuesday to Friday, July 24-27, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 180 – 10691 Shellbridge Way, Richmond. Register online at

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AIBC Summer Walking Tours

The AIBC summer walking tours program offers unique perspectives of the cities of Vancouver and Victoria. Tours in 2012 take place throughout the months of July, August and early September. For more information on the Vancouver tours, including scheduling information, click here. Detailed information regarding Victoria tours will be available shortly. Alternately, you can call (604) 683-8588 or email

inSIGHT Information

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Forum – Best Practices for Leveraging New Technologies to Increase Efficiency and Profitability

Insight Information’s third annual Building Information Modeling (BIM) Forum will cover a broad range of topics to further your understanding of how highly BIM-enabled, collaborative projects can transform project delivery at all levels. North American industry experts will discuss how BIM was used on actual projects. Content will range from initial design to integrating energy modeling into the BIM workflow and hand-off to facilities management. Learn about new BIM Standards, challenges, workable solutions, what works – and what doesn’t work. Highlights include:

  • Building Information Modeling: An International Standards’ Perspective (Thomas Gay, FM Global);
  • What Owners & Developers Need to Know about Implementation (Robert Leicht Ph.D. PACE, Pennsylvania State University);
  • Code-Check Revolution: Using AUTOCodes to Expedite the Construction Process (Steven Wolf and Thomas Phillips, Target); and
  • Integrated Project Delivery: The Endpoint of Collaborative BIM? (Howard Ashcraft, Jr., Hanson Bridgett LLP).

The forum will also include case studies of Target, National Music Centre (Calgary), R.C.M.P. Headquarters (East Division, Surrey), and Edmonton’s Light Rail Transit (LRT). It takes place September 27-28, 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. For information and to register, go to

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Beyond the Software: How to Navigate the Organizational Change Necessary to Fully Leverage BIM

This pre-forum workshop, titled Step-by-Step Change Management Approach to Organizational BIM Adoption, will allow  participants to work through a structured change management model in support of AECO firms adopting BIM. Topics include:

  • Specific strategies for reducing adoption and acceptance risk;
  • How to take an organizational diagnostic;
  • How to identify significant risk areas;
  • Scripting the critical moves;
  • Capabilities development for all major departments/functions;
  • How to create change roadmaps;
  • The importance of capabilities change workshops;
  • How to develop a cost model for change activity; and
  • Specific strategies for facing the J-Curve.

It takes place Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. For information and to register, visit

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Building Envelope Education Program (BEEP) Module IV

Are you missing that final course to complete the AIBC’s basic Building Envelope Education Program (BEEP)?  Here is your chance to get it done. BEEP Module IV will be offered on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the AIBC Offices. Note: this class will take place as scheduled as the minimal number of registrants has already been confirmed. Register online at

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