As a curtain wall designer and producer, CGI has implemented BIM into all its processes. Our company is proud to be a member of the Canada BIM Council – the nation’s only self-regulating Building Information Modeling (BIM) authority.
With growing pressure for superior performance at a competitive cost, building skins have become increasingly complex. Early technical input into façade development during the schematic phase of a new building design is critically important. BIM is not simply a compliance procedure, but the core of our operations for every project we undertake.
At CGI we recognized the importance of emerging design tools and practices early on. We realized that transitioning to true BIM would enable our team to produce innovative designs, while simultaneously streamlining the process. In addition, this transition enhances collaboration with clients and architects that are embracing BIM technologies. Delivering the job with greater speed and increased accuracy continues to serve as a competitive advantage for CGI. As with any service or product, the ability to streamline the process while providing a higher quality product is a success for everyone.
BIM offers the ability to manage, coordinate and bring together all of the diverse elements needed to complete any building project. We exclusively use Digital Project from Gehry Technologies because it is the most robust, fully parametric modeling technology available, allowing more creative design at the architectural level.