Mapping The Future Of BIM And Related Construction Technology

The introduction of building information modelling has led to enormous technological advancements in the construction industry over the past few years. In 2016, governments and developers are beginning to see the potential of implementing the use of BIM technology on projects and developments.

Suhail Arfat, head of Autodesk Consulting Middle East believes that one of the major turning points in the industry was the move from using 2D drawings and plans to implementing 3D technology.

“We’ve noticed that there is a dependence on the usage of BIM, where it becomes easy to visualise, simulate and plan a project from its conceptualisation to implementation phase. BIM has also helped diverse project teams to collaborate on a real-time basis, minimising expensive reworks, significantly reducing project costs and improving efficiency,” said Suhail.

The rise of BIM has led to an increase in the popularity of other construction technology utilised to optimise the lifestyle management of projects through team and industry collaboration. Other forms of technology being introduced to the sector include: requirement management systems, mobile field tools for Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) and project management information systems which provide a complete package of tools to assess and manage schedules, scopes and budgets.

CIO at Parsons MEA, Nour Kassassir said: “We have used these technologies on many roads, bridges, airports, land development, buildings and water projects in GCC countries. Such technologies have proven themselves cost-effective by allowing consultants, contractors and the supply chain to bring the work where the production staff is, instead of bringing the production staff to where the work is.

“Moreover, mobile technologies that are specific to the construction industry, such as the field defects tracking system, have allowed field staff to be more productive. These technologies have made data available at the fingertips quite literally of project staff, which has enabled swift, fact-based decisions and has avoided unnecessary delays to project schedules.”

The expectations for future developments are exciting for those in the construction industry, with the potential to revolutionise collaboration as well as efficiently addressing issues in the industry today.

Source: The BIMhub

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