Project Description

By Dr Muhammad Tariq Shafiq (2014)
The focus of training and education in BIM still relies on basic technology (software) trainings, and their functionalities, which only represents the technological aspects of BIM and do not contribute in developing the knowledge and skills required to push the BIM adoption into wider practices. A critical factor is greater collaboration between industry and academia to achieve this, as recognized in the UK, sharing knowledge and practice to drive the BIM training and education in the region. It is up to the policy makers in the UAE to encourage and initiate such ventures, by working with academic peers and industry leaders in the field, which really hold the key to unlock potentials of BIM for a better construction industry.