George Brown launches new project to encourage green construction

September 18, 2014

George Brown College has announced the launch of the new Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology and Processes Adoption Support project, which will help small- and medium-sized construction firms adopt and adapt BIM technology and processes. Use of BIM technology allows construction companies to be more efficient and sustainable in all stages of building development, and to apply more green technology to building construction. The initial project, which received federal support of $100,000 from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), will allow industry representatives to participate in workshops and training sessions, with the opportunity to be admitted into the new Graduate Certificate in Building Information Modeling Management to be launched in January 2015. “BIM is becoming a crucial asset as the construction sector looks for cost-effective ways to be sustainable on every job site. But the costs of BIM adoption … are often out of reach for smaller companies. Facilities like our BIM Lab can help fill that gap, giving Canadian businesses access to training, expertise and technology,” said Clint Kissoon, Chair in the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies. George Brown News Release