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Canam Group Among the Leaders in the Construction Industry’s Digital Revolution

February 14, 2012

Did you know that a digital revolution is currently sweeping the construction industry while its workforce members continue to use hammers, welding torches, and tighten nuts and bolts? An urban legend, perhaps?

You may not be aware of it, but a digital revolution is, in fact, well underway. While this transformation is primarily changing what happens prior to the start of a project, the majority of the benefits are being reaped directly on the work site during the actual construction. The driving forces behind this revolution are Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), and its tool of choice, Building Information Modeling (BIM).

The main advantage of VDC lies in its capacity to reduce the different risks that are inherent to the construction process by simultaneously allowing for coordination between building trades, the integration of architectural, structural and MEP models, clash detection and constructability analyses, and the simulation of complex operations. The information provided by BIM models can even be used as a basis to develop building management solutions once the project is completed.

Canam Group quickly understood the many benefits that it could provide customers by offering VDC services, which are already widely used in Europe and Asia, and gaining ground in North America. In order to illustrate the reasons behind the growing popularity of this crucial new step in the pre-construction phase, InteliBuild, the Canam Group team specialized in VDC and BIM, has prepared a video featuring a 4D animation that demonstrates the advantages of using this revolutionary process in various types of projects.