CanBIM Announces 5th Annual Innovation Spotlight Awards Winners

The Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) announced the winners for the 2019 Innovation Spotlight Awards as part of the CanBIM Toronto Regional Session: Technology Built Innovation V: Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis Through Digital Innovation and Technology.

CanBIM recognized industry leaders in Academic, Trades, General Contractor, Design & Engineering, Technology – In House, and Technology- Commercial categories.

Top honours were presented to the Best In Innovation Award Winner, which is selected from the winners of each of the award categories.

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Presented at the Toronto Hyatt Regency hotel, Plan Group received top honours for their work on the LCBO – 100 Queens Quaywinning both the Trades Award and Best In Innovation Award.

“Plan Group took an innovative, cutting-edge approach to this project while maximizing their in-house talent and capability. The use of BIM technologies (including Autodesk Revit and Navisworks, BIM Track and Trimble) made this project possible,” says CanBIM.

The winners for the 5th Annual Innovation Spotlight Awards include:

Trailblazer Award Winner – Sponsored by Get-Tech Innovative Solutions Inc.
Harsh Vyas – VDC Coordinator, Ellis Don

Academic Award Winner – Sponsored by Tucker HiRise Construction
George Brown College CCET – Scanning and Mapping of Chester le Community Housing

Trades Award Winner – Sponsored by PCL Construction
Plan Group – LCBO – 100 Queens Quay

Design & Engineering Award Winner – Sponsored by SolidCAD
Stantec – Shaping High-Rise Towers to Meet Future Energy Codes

General Contractors Award Winner – Sponsored by Brownlee LLP
Pomerleau – Willow Square Continuing Care Centre

Technology – In-House- Award Winner  – Sponsored by Glaholt LLP
Hatch Bantrel Joint Venture – Jansen Project – Integrated Construction Center (ICC)

Technology – Commercial – Award Winner  – Sponsored by Ehvert Engineering
Revitzo – 3DreamTeam Inc.

Professional Achievement Award – Sponsored by Maple Reinders
Patrick Saavedra  – York University

Best In Innovation- Sponsored by Bluebeam
Plan Group – LCBO – 100 Queens Quay

CanBIM additionally acknowledge its Volunteer of the year with the Trailblazer Award and recognized a distinguished leader with the Professional Achievement Award which goes to the CanBIM Member who has made a significant technological contribution to the advancement of Canada’s digital transformation.

The 2019 Award was designed through a collaborative effort from 2018 Award Winners Carleton Immersive Media Studio (2018 Academic Award and 2018 Best In Innovation) and DIALOG (2018 Design & Engineering Award).

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