3rd Annual BIM Conference www.bimconference.me
Dubai, United Arab Emirates- February 25-26, 2015:
For the third year in a row, the Annual Building Information Modeling conference was successfully inaugurated on the February 25, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in the DIFC area in Dubai. The Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering at Stanford University, Consolidated Contractors Company, Projacs Academy and the Higher Colleges of Technology UAE organized the conference that gathered over 150 BIM professionals, senior managers, industry experts and academics from the Engineering, Construction and real-estate development industry.
The Two-day conference was the culmination of the speakers' expertise and their knowledge, deployment of advanced BIM practices, and the strategic decisions implemented by globally leading firms aspiring to leverage BIM to the maximum.
Well known figures and VIPs attended the conference including Dr. Martin Fischer, Professor of Civil Engineering at Stanford University, Zuhair Haddad, CIO at CCC and Luay Khoury, CEO of Projacs International. The event saw the participation of some of the largest multinational construction and engineering companies including CCC, DPR, Max-Bogl, Ramboll and others. BIM technology and service providers included CCT International, Bentley Systems, Bexel, BIM Middle East, and others.
Speakers from leading firms shared their BIM knowledge with the attendees discussing the significant importance of BIM in the AEC industry and its challenges during the life cycle of projects, delivery strategies and project management.
At the end of each day, a series of rotational case-based workshops were conducted:
W1: Managing Projects Using Advanced Work Packaging by CCC and CCT International
W2: The legal implications to facilitate BIM by Tamimi & Co
W3: Application, results and outlook of BIM to Field methods on Max Boegl projects by Max Boegl
W4: Take advantage of lean construction management methods on your construction project by DS-Consulting Process & Organization
W5: Far beyond common BIM; burning organic digital shapes into physical CNC fabrication values by BIM Middle East
W6: BIM Implementation Strategy in Abu Dhabi Airport Project By CCC
W7: How to set up a BIM-supported design process and track its performance by Plan B
W8: Implementing BIM Throughout the Entire Project Life Cycle - 3D Design, 4D/5D Construction, 6D Facility Maintenance by Bexel Consulting
W9: The three most common aspects of BIM: application, costs, and benefits by vConstruct