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Summit BIM Awarded BIM Consulting Contract for the Dalhousie University Event Centre

Dal Event Ctr Rendering - view from South Street

With more than 20,000 students on campus, Dalhousie University already boasts some world-class facilities. However, for nearly a decade, it did not have an arena complex on campus. All that is set to change with the approval of a new Dalhousie Event Centre on Halifax’s Studley Campus.

Eager to ensure that Dalhousie’s use of BIM continues to evolve, the Facilities Management team has enlisted Summit BIM’s services to manage and monitor the BIM implementation on the project.

Working closely with the Dalhousie team, Summit BIM will:

  • Support the integration of BIM requirements into the project RFI and assess the proponents’ BIM readiness.
  • Ensure compliance with the BIM specifications with compliance reviews and reporting.
  • Generate a design asset registry.
  • Collect data and documentation through the design and construction phase with the cloud-based BIMFMI platform.
  • Ensure that BIM processes and benefits are realized through the facility lifecycle.

“Having developed BIM specifications requirements for Dalhousie to support their BIM goals from Procurement, through Design and Construction and on into Facilities Maintenance and Operations requirements, we are well placed to support their continued BIM journey,” says Geraldine Rayner, Managing Principal, Summit BIM. “Our collaborative, innovative approach marries well with Dalhousie’s desire to get the most from a BIM process.”

“We’re really impressed with the BIM specifications requirements that we now have in place. This is a testament to the hard work done by our team and Summit BIM,” says Alex Walker, Director, Projects, Dalhousie University. “We’re proud and pleased to be able to apply this work to upcoming projects and look forward to delivering the new event centre with the BIM data confidently aligned with the needs of our facilities management team.”

For more information about our BIM process consulting services for building owners and facility managers, please contact us.

About the Dalhousie Event Centre

Set to be built behind LeMarchant Place, on the same location as the former Memorial Arena, the Dalhousie Event Centre will feature an NHL-sized ice sheet with an alternate floor surface, a new state-of-the-art home for the Dalhousie Physiotherapy Clinic, and event spaces with catering capabilities. The complex is targeted for an opening date in the fall of 2023.

About Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University located in Halifax, Nova Scotia is ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world. Founded in 1818, it is one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 20,000 students from around the world. It has three campuses in the heart of Halifax, close to the city’s major amenities. The Agricultural Campus is located near Truro, Nova Scotia’s hub, connecting the campus and surrounding communities to the rest of Atlantic Canada.

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