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About Future BIM Implementation Qatar 2017

Around the world, BIM mandates are seeing increased take-up – the European Union recently encouraged BIM for publicly-funded construction and building projects by 2016, while Dubai Municipality recently mandated BIM for all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing projects for large and internationally-delivered projects and specialised buildings.

Qatar is the GCC’s fastest-growing construction and infrastructure market, with more than $200-billion worth of projects by 2021. Right now, across the Middle East and especially in Qatar, while there is strong awareness of BIM technology, organisation-wide adoption of the system has been lagging.

Existing and prospective strategies, procedures, technologies, standards, challenges and opportunities for adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) by the Qatari construction industry and major consultants and project owners are considered as high level requirements to facilitate lifecycle information flow, reflecting the global construction trends.

Simply put, BIM is a design management and project planning tool. Used correctly and fully it has the capacity to minimise project delays and cost over-runs- major issues in Qatar and to maximise the on-site management for planning and executing construction or infrastructure projects. It enables all stakeholders to access relevant information to manage projects faster, with less unexpected costs and more sustainably. It can also fully manage the design process and ensure that the original designs and project specifications can be fully carried through the entire life-cycle of the project from designer to consultant to contractor and sub-contractors.

With Qatar witnessing its ongoing construction boom, the country must adopt a national approach towards developing BIM standards. A variety of international standards are available worldwide, and are used by different countries. Government may mandate its use on the major infrastructure projects. Dubai Municipality already led the way with this. BIM is being implemented on Lusail City, Qatar Rail projects and most Qatar Foundation projects.

Future BIM Implementation Qatar 2017 has been launched to support the optimisation of BIM implementation to improve the management of complex construction and infrastructure projects, address the growing use of BIM technologies in Qatar, and explore how utilising BIM can ensure that major architectural and engineering projects are delivered to design specifications, within the agreed timelines and on budget.

This industry leading regional event will provide a platform for relevant government bodies, main consultants, project owners, developers, main contractors, sub-contractors, architects and designers, researchers and academics as well as BIM technology providers, with the objective of learning how to use and understand BIM as a new tool in construction, architectural, engineering projects to save time and money and what is the construction strategy for Qatar National Vision 2030.

Call us today on +971 4 361 4001 or email opportunities@acm-events.com for further information.

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Testimonials from Future BIM Implementation Qatar

Excellent Opportunities for the Business Information Modelling, Construction Technology and Infrastructure Industries

Due to projects over-running and being under-planned, Qatar is investing in BIM technology:

  • Ashghal’s Inner Doha Re-sewerage Implementation Strategy: HOCHTIEF ViCon will implement, manage and execute and deliver BIM implementation during the entire project. The construction of the 14.7-km long central tunnel section with related access and work shafts is part of Ashghal’s US$2.75bn key programme to provide a long-term wastewater treatment solution and vital drainage infrastructure for southern parts of Doha. The project is expected to begin in Q3 2015 and completed in Q4 2019.
  • Multiple construction projects: Used in projects including the Museum of Islamic Art, the National Museum of Qatar, the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, the Khalifa International Stadium, and the Lusail Multipurpose Sports Hall, BIM is resulting from engineering solutions needed to allow communication between all stakeholders involving in the projects and based around the world from the Qatar Museums Authority, to the project teams in London, Paris, and Geneva.
  • 2022 FIFA World Cup: The government plans to spend QAR580.8 billion (US$160 billion) on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, representing 40% of its 2012-2016 infrastructure projects budget. Twelve stadiums, hotels and residences for expected 400,000 will be built. The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has envisioned the stadiums taking full advantage of BIM. The ‘SC BIM Implementation Master Plan’ is a clear example that any potential consultants interested in participating in these developments should possess strong BIM capabilities.
  • Qatar Rail’s Doha Metro: Qatar plans to spend QAR 133.5 billion (US $36.6 billion) for the implementation of the metro rail network in Doha, the over ground railway service to cover the entire country. The project began by adopting British standards into their BIM specifications, which were designed around the information workflow and required implementation and interaction with other management systems. During the project execution, a complete set of BIM standards was developed aiming to take the highest level of benefit out of the contractor’s BIM deliverables.

Top Reasons To Attend

  • Future BIM Implementation Qatar 2017 will provide a best in class platform for interaction between relevant government bodies, main consultants, project owners, developers, main contractors, sub-contractors, architects and designers, researchers and academics as well as BIM technology providers to understand how utilizing BIM can ensure that major architectural and engineering projects are delivered to design specifications, within the agreed timelines and on budget
  • Update knowledge on BIM technologies to acquire the full potentiality of BIM
  • Achieve your current and future development objectives and strategies by identifying new technology innovation, optimizing existing hardware and software configurations, integrating new devices into existing infrastructures to ensure full use of BIM to save time and money
  • Develop your network of peers, decision makers and solution providers to increase your knowledge base and expertise resources in Qatar
  • Share experiences, knowledge, best practices and successful stories on BIM used to bring efficient solutions that may applied to constructions, architecture, design, complex engineering projects
  • Attend two half day workshops with CPD Accreditation on BIM, innovations, advantages and benefit, potentialities
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The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

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