A major surge of 3d modeling technology is coming fast, according to Hassan Dajani, of Bentley Systems.
One of the guest speakers at the second BIM Breakfast he said: “The BIM wave is coming, there is no two ways about that.
“When people take it on board they realise its value. It’s a wave – it’s a tsunami.”
The cost factor is one of the most important for contractors and consultants, Dajani said.
“BIM can lead to very large savings and is the best way for colleagues to communicate. That is the reason it is so important for the business.
“Three dimensional modeling is the way to detect problems and simulate control on a project one level at a time. This means greater value to the client when the project is completed. It’s not just a design tool.”
Other speakers at the event said that all aspects of the design and build business need to embrace the technology.
“It’s not a product, but a process,” said Hady Amal, industry sales manager, building MENA, Bentley,
Andrew Milburn, associate, Godwin Austen Johnson added: “This isn’t all about propaganda, it’s about dragging the construction industry out of the stone age.”