2014.11.13 – Nathan Morgan of PCL and Open Forum Discussion of CanBIM

Nathan Morgan of PCL Construction Management will be speaking about how PCL is using 3D modeling to review and coordinate the steel fabrication shop drawings with the structural consultant design and the in house construction model on the Edmonton Arena Project.

After 2 years we have great news from CanBIM while yes herding cats requires time,  they have released the Canadian AEC (Can) BIM Protocol at the joint aceBIM and CanBIM, BIM Super Session #EDMBIM14 in October.

Let’s get together and via an Open Forum to discuss this standard at our meeting Thursday November 13th, from 6 to 8 pm at PCL and as a group and adopt portions for our local firms here in Edmonton, a joint team effort of our own to work together as one group.

Here are links to the documents:

AEC(CAN) BIM Protocol v2 

AEC(CAN) BIM Protocol for Revit

Thanks to Arrow Engineering for sponsoring the event and PCL for providing the venue.

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2014.10.01 – aceBIM CanBIM BIM Super Session #EDMBIM14

BIM Super Session in Edmonton

October 1st and 2nd, 2014 at Matrix Hotel

Event Description

Canada BIM Council and aceBIM are partnering for a BIM Super Session; bringing the many BIM communities and practicing professionals together to develop inroads to collaboration and communication in BIM’s evolving landscape.

As technology, best practices and the industry’s aptitude advance, how will BIM shape the AECOO industries over the next decade? The CanBIM-aceBIM Super Session will examine current and future BIM trends with a focus on Facilities management, Collaboration, Procurement and More!

eBIMc was proud to be a presenting partner at this event, we hosted a breakout session where we presented “A Compilation of Our Meetings”, which is attached below.

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2014.09.04 – September 4th – Tourist Fly Over of RTC

Mirra Maheden of SMP, Dan Doherty of Clark Builders and Brittany Mendiuk of Priority are going to share a “Tourist Fly Over of the Chicago RTC” event, with some of the highlights of the sessions they attended in June.
If you have ever wanted to attend the Revit Training Conference (RTC) and could not or are just interested at what is presented at this technology conference feel free to attend.   Get pointers to the open content on the net and what to will be released on AUGI next year.

Thanks for Clark Builders for sponsoring and providing the venue.


2014.05.15 – May 15th – eBIMc AEC Open Forum – Dan Doherty

This open discussion is for those of us in the industry that wish to nail down some of our wish list / needs, working towards a common Edmonton standard. We have all been or support someone who has been working with Revit for a while now, and we are all seeing some of the same common themes / workflow work arounds, in our own company / project silo’s.   Which has prompted small group discussions amongst some of us and/or conversations at work about what we feel should happen to resolve these ongoing issues.   This is our chance to speak up and talk to one another and help each other build a better models with speed and efficiency. Resulting in smarter buildings.

Please come and add your voice and experience.

Thanks to Site Bim for sponsoring the event and NAIT for providing the venue.


2014.03.13 – March 13th – eBIMc AEC Open Forum – Justin James

Edmonton BIM AEC Open Forum

Thursday, March 13th, 2014, 6-8pm

NAIT Conference Room O120

Facilitator: Justin James, REACH-Consulting Ltd.

Open discussion for those of us in the industry to nail down some of our wish lists or needs from each other and work towards a common Edmonton standard workflow. We are all working towards busy deadlines and do not have time to talk about what we need from each other as time constraints plus the fact we are in different office locations and firms does not assist our communication.

This is our chance to speak up and talk to one another and help each other build a better building or model with speed and efficiency.

What architecture needs from?




What each of the disciplines need from Architecture?

– Each other?

– Who hosts what?

– Where do the contractors fit in and what they want in a model?

If you want to add to the above list please email mirra@ebimc.ca and come and add your voice and experience.


Thanks to SMP for sponsoring and NAIT for providing the venue.




2014.01.09 – January 9th – BIM in the Field – Reed Munro

This presentation / discussion will show how to capture point cloud data and processing of all the data to help facilitate the creation of a 3d model within Revit.

•Scan current room and show results the via Trimble TX5 scanner
•Talk about hardware and software required
•Discuss scanning methodologies
•Exported file types
•Modeling from the point cloud
•Importing into Revit


2013.11.14 – November 14th – Edmonton BIM Community – Carl Storms


November 14th – 6-8pm

Take Your Model Out of the Office and Into the Field!

This session will look at how to leverage the power of BIM in the field with the help from some of the latest cloud-based software.

Today’s more information-rich models provide an opportunity for architects, engineers, construction firms and owners to solve issues before they are built. But you don’t necessarily need to be a BIM expert, or be running full BIM projects to have effective clash detection or issue resolution and tracking in the field.

Attendees will learn about the latest technology from Autodesk that allows construction managers, field personnel, architects and owners to run effective clash detection online as well as create and manage tasks, checklists and issues.

Don’t let the name fool you Autodesk BIM 360 Field and Glue offer valuable tools for construction firms whether or not your project is model-based.

Some more points covered during the seminar:

  • Best practices for gathering data to run effective clash detection meetings.
  • Task management reports available from Autodesk BIM 360 Field
  • Collaboration tips for working with the contractor, architects, engineers and owners.


2013.09.12 – September 12th – EIA Lot 51 – Scott Hawryluk, Vincent Plourd, Gillian De Groot, Mirra Maheden

EIA LOT 51 – Sept 12th – 6-8pm


Group2, Williams Engineering and Halsall will present the EIA Lot 51 project as an example of an integrated BIM environment.  Architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical disciplines participated in a single buildings information model environment to deliver a traditionally documented and constructed building.  Through the presentation the team will discuss challenges and triumphs experienced with the integrated BIM implementation on this project, illustrate roles & responsibilities in the integrated environment and demonstrate the benefits of this methodology versus typical federated, individual discipline models.


2013.05.19 – May 19th – 3D Energy – Jean Carriere, Michelle Ovelson


Autodesk 2014 – What’s New – Revit; Navisworks; Autodesk 360

Autodesk ReCap Studio/Photo – Point Clouds to the Next Level

3D Energy Ltd – Maximizing ROI in a Virtual Environment

6:00pm Maximizing ROI in a Virtual Environment

Maximizing a building’s return on investment (ROI) requires energy and cost optimization. The presentation will explore energy modeling, modularization and life-cycle costing early in the design. These strategies can provide efficiencies within the virtual design and construction process to generate project savings – and how those savings can be reinvested to deliver reduced life-cycle costs. The session will also touch on the role of Building Information Modeling (BIM), focusing on its advantages to deliver into lifecycle management software solutions.

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Jean Carriere is the Founder and Senior Energy Modeling Specialist for 3D Energy, based in Edmonton. For the past six years he has been pushing the boundaries of virtual design and construction and continues to explore new capabilities by integrating energy modeling in the design process. His background is in architectural technology and project management, he is now a Building Design Engineer focusing on energy optimization using a virtual environment. Jean’s portfolio includes energy modeling work for daylight and lighting analysis, natural ventilation simulations, and life-cycle cost profiles for energy conservation strategies.


7:00pm Autodesk 2014 – What’s New – Revit; Navisworks; Autodesk 360

There are plenty of valuable enhancements in the 2014 release. Michelle from Summit will demonstrate the most powerful improvements to the Revit 2014 platform. In addition a quick overview of the new features in Navisworks 2014 and Autodesk 360 services will be presented.


7:30pm Autodesk ReCap Studio/Photo – Point Clouds to the Next Level

Michelle from Summit will present the latest and most promising free product included in all the Design Suites and available for free download: Autodesk ReCap Studio. Autodesk ReCap Studio allows viewing, editing and manipulation of extremely large point cloud data files and provides a quick and effective file format that can be used in Autodesk products. ReCap Photo is a web-based service that helps generate point clouds from photographs, unleashing new workflows.

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7:45pm Open Discussion and Refreshments

Open session where users are encouraged to discuss technical issues and best practices when using Revit, Navisworks, and related Autodesk toolsets. Bring a question, start a discussion and the group will weigh in!


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