Hi-Tech Explores BIM Opportunities in the Middle East
Hi-Tech Outsourcing services sponsored and participated at the Future BIM Implementation Qatar event held on the 6th and 7th of May this year, aiming to connect and discover the vast business opportunities in Middle East.
With Several Mega projects, large scale infrastructural projects, and construction of high rises in the process, Middle East, specifically Dubai and Doha, seem to be the places where the construction industry is making a beeline. As the region evolves from a desert into a cluster of mega cities, and opens the gate of opportunities for the construction industry; Building Information Modeling – BIM is likely to play a pivotal role in enabling this transformation.
Ineffective data management of a building can cost $16 billion per year out of which the losses recorded by operations and maintenance phases amount to $9 billion annually. Here BIM adoption can bring in a transformation. According to the National BIM report published in 2014 by royal institute of British Architect “BIM implementation can save 33% construction costs and 50% construction time”.
These savings are derived in form of substantial benefits that BIM delivers, like visualizations, Lean construction, Level 3 BIM and integrated project delivery, sustainability (green building design), easy clash detection and mitigation etc.
BIM can be used for both new building projects and As Build also. The evolving technologies that play a significant role in BIM implementation and its wide spread use across an array of projects include –
- Laser scanning
- 3D printing
- Drone surveys
- Cloud Computing
Two important topics of discussion at the conference, included a) implementation of BIM for the FIFA’22 project and b) How BIM can be adapted in specialized construction for health care facilities development projects. The platform became conducive for the likeminded industry professionals to network, understand the challenges and strategies of BIM implementation for safety and sustainability in Middle East’s Buildings.
Sustainable development of cities in Middle East
BIM is evolving and is set to define the future of construction industry. Everyone wants to be a part of this BIM revolution, and the goals that top the charts of developers and property owners are “Green BIM” and “Lean Construction”. If these goals are met, the impact will not only be environmental but also economic and social.
Hi-Tech Plans to get in touch with professionals like BIM managers, Purchase managers, Procurement managers, Head of design, and Engineering directors across AEC industry, operating in the Middle East. The intention is to build partnerships and to promote use of BIM across project lifecycle making it easy to schedule construction activities, estimate costs, design better/green buildings and manage facilities in the most efficient manner.
We also plan to undertake several BIM training initiatives for contractors, subcontractors, surveyors, cost estimators, and FM’s. As a BIM services provider, we too are transforming ourselves by building BIM expertise, tapping new opportunities and hence building experience and expertise both; hence, increasing our scalability to manage large projects with high complexities.
As BIM transitions from its present state to the Adoption and delivery of Level 3 BIM for both public sector and private sector undertakings, Hi-Tech is all set to lead several such conferences and events every year and participate effectively in the growth of construction industry across Saudi Arabia.