If you've been fence sitting on the BIM Standard, perhaps it's time to play some catch up. The existence of the standard is a strong indication of the rapidly maturing nature of BIM processes and policies (refer to NBIM). Their vision is for an improved planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance process by using a standardized machine-readable information model for each facility, new or old, which contains all appropriate information created or gathered about that facility in a format useable throughout its life-cycle by all. To learn more see BIM ThinkSpace. Share &/or Comment Γû║
Digital technology is changing the face of direct mail marketing. It's making printing faster, easier to produce, and much more flexible, transforming it from a mass medium into a mass-customized one. One-to-One marketing or Variable Data Printing, the blending of digital printing technology with electronic customer databases, allows you to create personalized promotions that not only call each member of your audience by name, but also reflect their personal characteristics, lifestyles, or tastes. VDP provides a powerful new tool to win the attention of your audience, one person at a time, and frequently, capture higher sales too. Click Here for 3 easy steps to get started. Share &/or Comment Γû║
BC's 'Green Economy' is responsible for over 117,000 direct full time jobs and over $15 billion of provincial GDP according to a new report by the GLOBE Foundation. By 2020, B.C.'s green economy could account for over 14 percent of the province's GDP and could provide full time employment for over 225,000 people. The report confirms the enormous economic benefits of a low-carbon future for the province. Share &/or Comment Γû║
What do you expect Vancouver to look like in coming years with regard to urban agriculture space? Peter Ladner: I think we're going to see everything from more people with tomatoes on their balconies right through to commercial enterprises in unused or under-used lots around the city. Before too long you will not want to put in a new development without some kind of community garden attached to it because there's such a demand for that space. I think you're going to see people supplementing their income selling at the farmers market or selling over the back fence. There's going to be a commercial element that's going to get into this more! Share &/or Comment Γû║
Discovery's Matt Danzico investigates vertical farming, an agricultural concept aimed at growing food and raising animals in skyscrapers in city centers. And it's not so far off as small scale projects have started popping up everywhere. Watch this video to discover more about how you too can profit from the vertical farm concept and the expanding green economy!∩╗┐ Share &/or Comment Γû║
As Vancouver strives to be the "greenest" city in the world we can count on our past and with a multiplicity of new initiatives look forward to leading this new economy. According to City Mayor, Gregor Robertson we have what it takes and the convergence technology, of sustainable values and of environment has catalyzed the fastest growing industries on the planet right now, collectively known as the green economy. Share &/or Comment Γû║
Dominion Blue is again proud to be involved in the 14th annual Building for Kids Charity Golf Classic is being held on Thursday, July 16 at Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, BC.
The Building for Kids Charity Golf Classic is organized through a volunteer committee made up of members from the construction, development and real estate industries. The tournament is one of BC Children's Hospital Foundation's most successful and consistently sells out. Last year's tournament raised $190,000 bringing the overall total now raised to over $1 million dollars. Share &/or Comment Γû║