BIM: Why It Matters So Much

  You might have heard the term BIM, either in our articles, in passing, in a conversation, or maybe you use BIM on your construction projects. In the last decade, a lot of changes have been on the horizon in the construction sector. The digitalization of the industry, and constant update on new ways to get and use data on the market. The most popular has to be Building Information Modelling (BIM). Some of our readers are not yet BIM enabled, and not considering implementing BIM in their operations in the near future. I don’t think this article will change the way you do business, let’s be realistic, but I hope that it will make you consider planning to implement the technology. Building Smarter Building Information Modelling  is , in essence, a methodology. It is a method of communication present throughout the building process, from the pre-construction phase, to the post-construction services. In its ideal form, it seeks to eliminate the need for Requests for Information (RFIs).  It

The development of the FramR is supported by Sustainable Development Technology Canada.


The development of the FramR is supported by Sustainable Development Technology Canada.


SDTC is a foundation created by the Government of Canada in 2001 to invest in clean technologies that address issues of climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil.

The FramR will not only increase your productivity, but also reduce your environmental footprint. Here’s how:

  • Because of its clarity and precision, the projection of the plan at full scale, directly on the site to be built, greatly reduces the risk of errors and therefore of rework, resulting in less loss of material destined for landfill sites.
  • The instant online updating of the plans ensures better coordination between the various professionals involved (architects, managers, contractors, etc.), and consequently faster reactivity in case of modifications to be made on the site, thus again reducing the risk of wasting materials.
  • The reduction of material waste leads to a significant reduction in the purchase and manufacture of materials, thereby favoring a decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation chain between manufacturers, distributors and contractors.

The construction industry wants to do its part to protect the environment. Introducing high-performance technologies such as FramR to construction sites is part of the solution to this great challenge that concerns us all. Our health, the health of our children and their children’s health is at stake.