BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a data-based tool used in engineering design and construction management. It integrates information of various disciplines through parametric models and shares them in the whole life cycle of project planning, design, operation and maintenance. Various stakeholders can insert, extract, update and modify information in BIM to efficiently work together at different stages of the project. BIM provides an integrated management environment for the project, forming a reliable basis for all decision-making in the entire life cycle of a facility from planning, design, construction to decommissioning. It greatly improves the efficiency of project planning and implementation, reduces risks, saves costs and shortens the construction time.
BIM is not a piece of software. It’s a management tool, and BIM is a mainstream trend in today’s facilities design process. Some people consider BIM a technological revolution in the field of design and construction. It is gradually becoming an essential tool for realizing the process refinement and information management of the construction industry.


• Introduction to BIM
• BIM Differences
• Benefits of BIM
• Case Study Examples
• Questions

Presenter’s Bio:


Wendy is a project architect, with nearly 15 years hands-on BIM experience. Her career has involved roles as Project Manager, Design Manager, Project Architect, as well as an interdisciplinary project BIM manager in addition to lead BIM modeler. Her background in commercial and industrial facilities has lent a unique perspective with regards to design and coordination with the different engineering systems, and considerations for post-occupancy operations and maintenance.

Michael Bidwell P.Eng.

Michael is a Project Manager, with more than 13 year of experience leading multi-disciplined design teams. He is currently a Project Manager and Manager of Talent (Delivery and Technology) for Jacobs. He joined CH2M in 2010 as Design Manager and has contributed to the success of some of Canada’s largest water and wastewater design projects. Michael has his B.A.Sc., Environmental Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo and is a registered professional engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue: 4150 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M1S 3T9 (additional parking available at the back of the building AND at 4040 Finch Av E)

Language: English

Fees: Free

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CPAC Engineering Division is looking for volunteers with leadership and passion to join the Division leadership team, to help plan and organize activities for members’ professional development and networking.

This project is supported by the Government of Ontario