Three dimensional on-screen design technology came under the microscope this week at the inaugural BIM Breakfast which bought more than 120 design and engineering professionals together.
Introducing the event at Dubai’s Ritz Carlton Hotel was Professor Mohammed Dulaimi, expert in project management and innovation who lectures at the British University in Dubai.
He said: “BIM has been around for a few years now and it can certainly deliver better solutions. We need to share knowledge of how best to use it as a community
“It was very beneficial. It had the right mix of people and was a way to open minds. People were thinking – it gave me some ideas as well. It will help professionals to perform more effectively and deliver better projects.”
Speaking after the event Andrew Killander, vice president for major projects at Aconex, said: “It is clear that BIM is the way forward – the way we have to go.
“One advantage is that clients actually get it. They can see the schematics more easily. It’s as though they can see, feel and touch a project . By observing the interaction between clients and those designing and building a structure we see a greater amount of collaboration – and the end result is so much better.”
The next event is planned for September.