BIM Summit kicks off at The Big 5 in Dubai

Summit aims to assess the future trends of BIM technologies in the UAE

The RTA Innovation in BIM Summit has started alongside The Big 5 Heavy event at The Big 5.

Held in partnership with the British Standards Institution (BSI), the free-to-attend, and CPD (continuing professional development)-certified summit has brought together industry decision makers to promote the adoption of BIM technologies in the UAE.

Speakers at the event include Andy Butterfield, director of Built Environment, BSI Standards, Anthony Burd, head of Built Environment, BSI Standards, Wajdi Mereb, BIM hanager, RTA, Abdulredha Abu Al Hassan, executive Director, Rail Planning and Projects Development Department, Rail Agency, RTA.

“As part of The Big 5 Heavy, this summit aims to assess the future trends of BIM technologies in the UAE, and to pave the way for Dubai to become the smartest city in the world by using state-of-the-art techniques from the ground up,” said Sam Patel, portfolio director for dmg events said in his opening remarks.

To celebrate achievements towards high-standard BIM implementation in the region, the British Standards Institution (BSI) presented certification to key clients at the summit. Organisations certified  included Atkins, Parsons, Mott MacDonald and Khatib & Alami.

“BIM technology is a hot topic in the construction industry to ensure efficiency across the entire supply chain. In this case it is important to for organisations to not only implement BIM technology, but to make sure that there is an external assessment to help implement it in the right way,” said Pietro Foschi, group assurance director, BSI Standards commented on the prestige of this certification.

“The BSI standards are consolidated best practice on what good looks like. The certification shows the world that these companies have adopted BIM best practice to the height of their capacity, and as a result they guarantee the trust of their suppliers, clients, and their colleague around the world.”

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