CNC offers free workshop to help businesses increase productivity

CNC is holding a free workshop on March 18 to help businesses improve quality and increase productivity from 20 to 50 per cent.

CNC in Prince George is holding a free workshop on March 18 to help businesses improve quality and increase productivity from 20 to 50 per cent.

As digital technology changes the way we do business today, CNC is proud to support companies that integrate digital technology into their business models.

The workshop is designed for people in the construction and engineering industries who wish to better understand AutoDesk programming as it relates to Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM is the process of designing a building using one system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings.

Guest speaker at the workshop is Dr. Douglas MacLeod, chair of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University. MacLeod will share his vast knowledge of BIM technologies that can be used in areas of construction, architecture and timber framing, which are his areas of expertise. Participants will learn how the technologies work together, and also what funding sources are available for projects such as:

· Clean Tech: Clean technology can include anything from solar panels to clean coal. Canada has embarked on a major initiative to help fund start-up projects in this area through Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

· Cross-laminated Timber: CLT is a radical new process of layering wooden planks which are glued together to create solid panels as large as eight-by-forty feet, and is the key to developing energy-efficient buildings. Panels can easily, and inexpensively, be assembled into entire multi-story buildings.

The workshop begins at 6 p.m. March 18 in Room 2-1021. Pre-registration is required. Visit Eventbrite at: http://bit.ly/lmyxbsn. The workshop is sponsored by CNC with support of National Research Council.