Why BIM & Digital Twin Middle East 2021?

This year’s BIM Middle East Conference held in October 2020 booked out and was both highly successful, and safe. It included official launch of our Event Partner buildingSMART UAE announced earlier this year following the successful BIM Middle East Conference & Expo in 2019. This makes the UAE the first country in the region to host a branch of the global industry body buildingSMART International. For further details on buildingSMART International please see www.buildingsmart.org

Detail on buildingSMART UAE will be available soon at: www.buildingsmartuae.ae In the meantime please see www.mediaoffice.ae/en/news/2020/August/27-08/Dubai-chosen-to-host-UAE-Chapter

This event is now the region’s leading and biggest event on Building Information Modelling (BIM). It attracts international representatives from all stakeholders in construction including government; municipalities; contractors; infrastructure operators; civil engineering; developers; architecture; consultants; technology providers; and industry associations.

Previous attendees have come from around the UAE; Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; India; UK; USA; Australia; Belgium; Greece; and Finland. We look forward to another very successful and safe event in 2021.


Developments in the Middle East are playing a major role in this arena!

Comprehensive information included within a BIM model and the increase of information exchanged contained within BIM allows for an improved and increased analysis than previous processes.

BIM now gives greater ability to integrate information and data across multi disciplines throughout a project's lifecycle.


UAE's adoption of BIM

UAE’s construction sector has been rapidly expanding following Dubai being announced as host of Expo 2020. With recent Dubai Municipality mandates, BIM is now increasingly being used on large scale projects in the UAE. Abu Dhabi also announced recently a decision to adopt BIM.

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently unveiled the Middle East and North Africa's first building information modelling (BIM) centre. This follows the launch in 2015 by the RTA of a BIM platform that deals with assets information in an all-inclusive method commencing from the design stage.


Saudi Vision 2030

Saudi Vision 2030 offers huge opportunities for BIM in major construction and infrastructure projects, including the Red Sea luxury resort and other nationwide development.


Fastest growing construction sector

According to a BMI Research report in May this year, Oman has the fastest growing construction sector in the Middle East, including major infrastructure development offering further excellent opportunities for BIM.


Upwards trend prediction

Further reports predict and demonstrate only upward trends in the construction sector for other Gulf States. This is your opportunity to find out the role BIM will play, plus all the latest developments and potential for BIM in the region.

Conference topics

This event will focus on the areas highlighted in this section and potential growth of BIM in the Middle East. It will include a strategic level conference focusing on key regional issues and international developments, including:

  • Government presentations on policies and initiatives
  • Regional mandates for BIM
  • International developments
  • Innovative case studies
  • Industry perspectives
  • BIM standards
  • Developing a road map for BIM
  • Understanding and applying the new ISO 19650 Standard for BIM
  • Creating an Integrated Digital Built environment
  • Infrastructure development and asset management
  • Clarifying BIM obligations and responsibilities
  • Understanding contractual position on BIM projects
  • BIM-GIS integration
  • BIM and complex structures
  • Project collaboration
  • Technical developments
  • Full life cycle asset management
  • BIM in Green buildings and smart cities
  • Opportunities for BIM in future development projects
  • Taking BIM to the next level and beyond BIM