Canada BIM Council Announces NEW Certification Program for BIM Professionals & NEW Canadian BIM Protocol

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The CanBIM Certification and (Can)BIM Protocol are intended to further advance Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Canada. http://www.canbim.com.

The aim of the CANBIM Accreditation & Certification Program - is to create a national body providing a benchmark for Individuals, AECOO companies/organizations, academic institutions and training providers to be certified to nationally standardized and recognized levels of BIM Competency, the combination of conceptual knowledge, BIM skills (practical knowledge) and experience necessary to perform a BIM-related task, and Process Management, the setting up, managing or participating in a 3D Digital Engineering, Virtual Design & Construction, and BIM Coordination Process.

"Canada BIM Council’s Board of Directors is excited to take this next step in recognizing, establishing and guiding national industry BIM standards and competency levels to ensure a productive, healthy and sustainable BIM-eco system for Canada’s BIM partners" states Pietro Ferrari, CanBIM Education and Research Committee Chair. The CANBIM Accreditation & Certification Program will guide, facilitate, and foster a closer relationship between educational institutions, training providers and the building industry to ensure that what is taught is consistently relevant to what is needed, and will allow for the pursuit of constructive dialogue and mutual recognition with similar certification and accreditation bodies in other BIM-healthy countries.

http://www.canbim.com/canbim-certification-0/what-is-canbim-certification-83

CanBIM Protocol:
In 2011 CANBIM initiated discussions with AEC(UK) committee to develop a parallel protocol based on the AEC(UK) protocol. CANBIM believes that the AEC BIM community in Canada is better served by taking already existing, working standards and investing time in collaboration to make the current standard better, rather than simply reinventing and creating a unique standard for Canada. Over time, the AEC(CAN) BIM Protocol has developed into a strong, standalone document. While some of the original framework is evident, the document has evolved with the Canadian market and reflects conditions from across the country. This latest version of the AEC(CAN) BIM Protocol and AEC(CAN) BIM Protocol for Revit is truly a Canadian document and has been developed by representatives of firms from across Canada. It is through the support of these firms that documents like the AEC(CAN) BIM Protocol and AEC(CAN) BIM Protocol for Revit can continue to be updated and remain relevant in our ever-changing industry.

CANBIM’s Designers Committee - http://www.canbim.com/committees-0/designers-committee-45 - has been actively engaged in the process of updating the AEC(CAN) BIM Protocol and AEC(CAN) BIM Protocol for Revit. CANBIM’s members volunteer their time to participate in committees with representatives from architectural, engineering, and construction companies across Canada. These members are from firms both large and small, working on projects of all sizes.

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