BIM as a Lean Tool

Although it’s a tool, it’s also a new paradigm that fosters a collaborative process, he said Bob Hildenbrandt, chair of Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC). The industry can be resistant to change, he added, but invested in BIM is like investing in a computer in the past. It’s going to become a necessary component, and other parts of the world are racing ahead of North America. But BIM is active in Canada in pockets, Hildenbrandt said, and is being used in virtual design in construction, lean construction, and integrated project delivery. Read more