Why BIM Mddle East 2020?
Construction industry professionals have continuously searched for ways to make development of the built environment a faster, efficient, safer and more cost-effective process.
Developments and advancements in computer software have grown exponentially over the last few decades in the construction sector, perhaps none more so than Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM facilitates virtual visualisation of the complete physical and functional representation of a built asset and environment which includes information on design, construction, budget, logistics, materials, operation, schedules and maintenance.
This event is now the region’s leading and biggest event on Building Information Modelling (BIM). The inaugural 2019 event was very successful attracting 250 international representatives from all stakeholders in construction including government; municipalities; contractors; infrastructure operators; civil engineering; developers; architecture; consultants; technology providers; and industry associations.
Attendees came from UAE; Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; India; UK; USA; Australia; Belgium; Greece; and Finland. We look forward to another very successful event in 2020 with even higher attendance of the 2019 event!
This event will focus on the areas highlighted in this section and potential growth of BIM in the Middle East. It will include a strategic level conference focusing on key regional issues and international developments, including:
- Government presentations on policies and initiatives
- Regional mandates for BIM
- International developments
- Innovative case studies
- Industry perspectives
- BIM standards
- Developing a road map for BIM
- Understanding and applying the new ISO 19650 Standard for BIM
- Creating an Integrated Digital Built environment
- Infrastructure development and asset management
- Clarifying BIM obligations and responsibilities
- Understanding contractual position on BIM projects
- BIM-GIS integration
- BIM and complex structures
- Project collaboration
- Technical developments
- Full life cycle asset management
- BIM in Green buildings and smart cities
- Opportunities for BIM in future development projects
- Taking BIM to the next level and beyond BIM
Developments in the Middle East are playing a major role in this arena!
Comprehensive information included within a BIM model and the increase of information exchanged contained within BIM allows for an improved and increased analysis than previous processes. BIM now gives greater ability to integrate information and data across multi disciplines throughout a project's lifecycle.
UAE's adoption of BIM
UAE’s construction sector has been rapidly expanding following Dubai being announced as host of Expo 2020. With recent Dubai Municipality mandates, BIM is now increasingly being used on large scale projects in the UAE. Abu Dhabi also announced recently a decision to adopt BIM.
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently unveiled the Middle East and North Africa's first building information modelling (BIM) centre. This follows the launch in 2015 by the RTA of a BIM platform that deals with assets information in an all-inclusive method commencing from the design stage.
Saudi Vision 2030
Saudi Vision 2030 offers huge opportunities for BIM in major construction and infrastructure projects, including the Red Sea luxury resort and other nationwide development.
Fastest growing construction sector
According to a BMI Research report in May this year, Oman has the fastest growing construction sector in the Middle East, including major infrastructure development offering further excellent opportunities for BIM.
Upwards trend prediction
Further reports predict and demonstrate only upward trends in the construction sector for other Gulf States. This is your opportunity to find out the role BIM will play, plus all the latest developments and potential for BIM in the region.