BIM+mass timber: design, mfg+assembly

The study presented in this report investigates the synergies between Building Information Modeling (BIM), Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) and mass timber construction.

This 2018 report by the BIM TOPiCS Research Lab University of British Columbia aims to build on the lessons learned from around the globe and in BC to promote and facilitate the deployment of BIM and DfMA in the context of mass timber construction.

Brock Commons Tallwood House construction
Photo credit: KK Law
BIM and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly for Mass Timber Construction

A series of recommendations is presented both from an industry point of view and a project point of view to help the adoption and implementation of BIM and DfMA in the BC market.