OGCA Releases Guide to Construction and Design Technology

On September 30, the Ontario General Contractors Association released the OGCA Guide to Construction and Design Technology. The guide is for general contractors and all other parts of the construction supply chain to gain a fundamental understanding of BIM and other areas of construction design technology.

The product of extensive consultations with industry and subject matter experts on advanced construction and design techniques, the guide focuses on Building Information Modeling (BIM), reality capture and geographic information systems (GIS).

The guide begins by defining BIM to create a foundation and explaining why the adoption of BIM/VDC processes is only increasing worldwide. Once the concept is understood, the guide shows how BIM models are created, emphasizing that surveying and reality capture techniques are the foundation of the BIM process. The focus then shifts to what makes a successful BIM project team and then concludes by exploring how BIM and related technologies will evolve as part of the future of how we build.

The OGCA would like to thank taskforce members EllisDon, PCL Construction, Matheson Constructors, Pomerleau, Kenaidan Contracting Ltd., Eastern Construction Co. Ltd, Collaborative Structures Limited (CSL), and Bird Construction. The association would like to recognize Tyler Holditch, Chair of the BIM/VDC Taskforce, who was instrumental in creating this guide.

The OGCA Guide to Construction and Design Technology is available for download here.