NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Intelligent BIM-Based Design

Architecturally complex projects require advanced tools. Due to the inherent complexities of innovative structures, 3D modelling and animation can be used to experiment with the construction process on a computer screen in order to prevent potentially costly on-site errors. In this regard, the IRC serves as a hub for research and education on building information modelling (BIM), uniting industry and academia to overcome obstacles that hinder innovation in construction processes. Applications include automated deign and drafting, as well as material waste minimization.