John Dickinson, Ph.D., P. Eng. is a founder and President of Advanced BIM Solutions Inc. Through private and public sector consulting, John works to support the migration of the Construction Sector to digitally supported integrated processes and practices. In particular, he believes BIM can be effectively used to mitigate risks and return value for all participants of construction projects including the facility owners, but these opportunities are often missed due […]

Paul Woodard, Ph.D. is a founder and Vice-President with Advanced BIM Solutions Inc. who specializes in working with the Construction Sector to develop and adopt the plans and processes that will be part of the shift towards increased innovation. It is his view that the technologies around BIM are ready to be used, and now that the tools to address the organizational and contractual issues are starting to be available, […]

Over the past year, we’ve had more and more contact with Facility Owners who want to use digital information in their projects. Sometimes they have come from industry seminars or trade shows and have heard about BIM. Other times they are trying to get ahead of the curve, or have a project delivered with reduced risk. Either way, the owners usually have a vision of what they want the end […]

When I get asked by someone new to BIM to explain what BIM is all about I find myself challenged to give a succinct answer and to choose which tack to take.  The problem is BIM is about a lot of things and a result of a lot of things. Things like continually improving computer capabilities, increasing complexity of the facilities we are building and the number of experts involved, and […]

BIM Project Execution Plans (PxP, BEP, BxP, or pick your favorite BIM-related acronym) can be tough to put together.  And once they are together, they can be tough to decipher.  Who has time to sort through a sixty page document when there is real work to be done? Sometimes one team will put it together, and give it to another team to execute. Some PxPs are made to fulfil an […]