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OGCA webinar promotes collaborative technology

By Adam Freill   


OGCA shows that collaboration and the use of technology, such as Building Information Modelling, can pay dividends to a project.

The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) recently hosted a webinar outlining how the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology can pay dividends to a project from design stage to delivery.

Sponsored by Procore Technologies, the session Building a BIM Team: How to Harness the Power of Collaborative Technology was the first webinar from OGCA oriented towards construction design and collaboration.

“Our BIM Taskforce spent two years consulting with experts on construction and design technologies,” said Erich Schmidt, OGCA innovation and public affairs manager. “This webinar, made possible by our partners Procore, means our members can learn best practices that work.”

In addition to explaining core concepts of BIM, panelists discussed the benefits of collaboration in the construction industry and included an outline of the roles and needs of construction stakeholders when implementing BIM across a project.


“Construction has been behind other industries in adopting new technologies, but we are seeing many successes in Canada, big and small, as builders rethink how they work and handle project information,” stated Jas Saraw, Procore’s vice-president for Canada. “Gaps between the field and office are narrowing and disappearing, allowing teams to collaborate better and deliver superior results to clients.”

Webinar panelists included Tyler Holditch, director of technology at Matheson Constructors; Yuri Bartiz, innovation manager for Canadian building operations at Pomerleau; and Dave McCool, group product manager at Procore. The webinar was hosted by the OGCA’s Schmidt.

A full version of the webinar is available on the Procore’s OnDemand webinar section: www.procore.com/en-ca/webinars.


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