Toronto's George Brown College in Canada has chosen to use Christie's 3D visualisation solutions for use in its Building Information Modelling (BIM) lab.

The lab, which is located in the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET) at the college's Casa Loma campus, is used by students and professionals to create digital 3D models. The models can then be viewed on a custom Christie display, which is powered by 3D DLP Christie Mirage WU7K-M projectors.

This new simulation space has been designed to support the college's mission to encourage innovation and enhance teaching and learning.

The term BIM refers to a technology process that provides the opportunity for the collaboration and sharing of knowledge while immersing users in a simulated virtual reality, capable of providing a detailed visualisation of facilities and construction designs.

Clint Kissoon, chair of CCET's School of Architectural Studies, said that he knew a BIM lab produced by Christie was important if the college is to keep up with rival institutions. He said: "The Christie solution was the direction we wanted to take to create a fully immersive environment that would advance skills today and in the future and fill a skills gap in the construction industry."