**Building Information Modeling (BIM) **
BUILDING SCIENCE INSIGHT 2011/12 A unique half-day learning and networking opportunity presented by the National Research Council of Canada

Building Science Insight is a national seminar series presented annually by the National Research Council of Canada Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC) to provide construction professionals with practical information. Each seminar focuses on technical advances in building science on a specific topic and includes the results of NRC-IRC research. This year’s seminar will address how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is influencing practices in the construction sector. The following topics will be addressed, including two demonstrations:

  • Status, relevance and context of BIM in the construction sector
  • Considerations for transitioning to BIM in projects
  • Demonstration 1: Illustrating the re-use and evolution of model information over the life cycle
  • Demonstration 2: BIM - Introductory use and contributions

Speakers include NRC-IRC building science specialists Shafee Ahamed, John Dickinson, and Robert Canas.
Special thanks to the Canadian Construction Association and the Institute for BIM in Canada for their support with this event.
Locations and Dates (The venues shown below are subject to change.)

NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation
4250 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1W5
October 25, 2011

SAIT Polytechnic - Senator Burns Bldg
1301 16th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 0L4
October 26, 2011

NRC Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure
Research at University of Regina
3737 Waskana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2
November 8, 2011

Ryerson University - Architecture Building
325 Church Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1R2
November 10, 2011

NRC Institute for Marine Biosciences
1411 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 3Z1
November 22, 2011

Fredericton ()*
Crowne Plaza
659 Queen St., Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A6
January 10, 2012

Ottawa ()*
National Research Council of Canada
1200 Montreal Road, Bldg. M-50 Auditorium
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0R6
January 18, 2012

French Seminar

Boucherville ()*
NRC Industrial Materials Institute
75 boulevard de la Mortagne
Boucherville, QC, J4B 6Y4
January 12, 2012

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How to Register
To register, complete and mail in or fax the registration form. Please note your registration cannot be processed without payment. A confirmation will be provided upon receipt of payment by mail, e-mail or fax. Seating is limited and those who register in advance will be given priority.

Cancellation Notice
NRC reserves the right to cancel a seminar in any location in the event of insufficient attendance. In this case, a full refund will be given and every effort will be made to give registrants at least one week’s notice of cancellation.

Registrants who wish to cancel will receive a refund (subject to a $50 administrative fee + tax) if their request is made in writing and received by our office at least five working days before the seminar date. Substitutions are permitted.

Registration Desk
The registration desk opens at 8:00 a.m. **The seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m., **with the exception of Calgary, where the registration desk will open at 12:00 p.m. The seminar will begin at 1:00 p.m.

For current information on Building Science Insight 2011/12 and details on registration, see


Looks like government needs some money.:smiley:

Gee I think this is a better return for the money then either OAHI/CAHPI or PHPIO gives for their Courses .
Looks like OAHI/CAHPI and PHPIO charge more then NACHI does and OAHI and PHPIO does not allow others to advertise their courses to the Members of OAHI or PHPIO.
Others use NACHI but give nothing in Return.

Who are you talking about?

If you have to ask it is obvious you do not visit often enough.

Looks interesting, at the student price.