Carleton University Displays Innovative Parliament Hill Work

The Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) participated in Blueprint 2020 (BP2020), a one-day innovation fair organized by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on May 31, 2017.

Prof. Steven Fai and his graduate students were on hand to answer questions from people wandering along Ottawa’s Sparks Street pedestrian mall about the work Carleton University is doing to help the huge Centre Block renovation projects.

CIMS erected three information tents at BP2020 to help explain what the university is doing. One featured digitally assisted fabrication and a 3D printer. The second housed an exhibit on building information modelling (BIM) and laser scanning, while the third tent showcased digital storytelling.

Carleton’s work on the Parliament Hill renovations has been extensive. The university recently opened a special interactive exhibit with a virtual reality (VR) tour of the Senate at the Capital Information Kiosk for Canada’s 150th anniversary, right across the street from Parliament Hill. It will remain there all summer.

Read more about the virtual Senate project.

About CIMS:
CIMS develops tools and techniques to transform data into tangible and meaningful artifacts that impact the way people see, think and work in the world. Over the past decade, CIMS has built an international reputation by collaborating with public, private and not-for-profit partners on a diverse portfolio of projects that demonstrate the potential of new and emerging digital technologies for architectural rehabilitation and heritage conservation. Affiliated with Carleton’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and unique among university research centres in Canada, CIMS is dedicated to the education of the next generation of heritage professionals.