EEC: We will use BIM regardless of client requests

ECC to adopt BIM on all future projects to ensure delivery of high-quality projects

Engineering Contracting Company LLC (ECC) says that it will adopt the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology for large scale construction planning – whether its clients have asked it to do so or not. The company has made the executive decision to integrate BIM on projects and into operations as it allows for greater operational efficiency enabling significant cost savings on projects that can be managed through the platform, it added in statement.

“The return on investment for ECC is multi-layered,” said Kareem Farah, CEO, ECC. “From better human resource allocation, to time and cost savings on contracted projects, BIM is a fully integrated process which links all project data in one place. We are already beginning to see the implementation of BIM in the industry as it was mandated by the Dubai Municipality in 2013, however majority of these projects have adopted BIM purely through the request of their client. We are of the mind that this platform is an imminent game-changer for our market, and so we’ve decided to incorporate BIM technology into some of our projects going forward, regardless of whether it is requested by the client, to deliver the best quality for our clients.”

Farah added: “We are well known for taking on challenging and innovative projects. New technological advances will allow us to maintain our cutting-edge implementation in the construction industry and continue to deliver on quality projects. BIM is just one step in our direction towards the lean construction model. There are many other programs underway that will benefit our clients and upgrade our service offering.”

ECC believes BIM will provide a significant boost to its operation in comparison to its competitors. The company hopes resolving design clashes and helping in visualising the end result of the project will catapult ECC towards becoming a market leader in the years to come.

“Sustainability in a competitive marketplace such as the UAE requires early adoption into technology to avoid errors and remain cost effective through all stages of operations. ECC is an established contracting company in the UAE, but we continue to evolve with the industry. We stand proudly as usual towards perfection and development, and most often, we are among the first adopters of new technology,” said Samer Abu Daqqa, Cost Control Manager at ECC.


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