Project Description

By Dr Muhammad Tariq Shafiq (2015)
The construction professionals unanimously agree that under traditional contracts, problems are discovered and solved during construction which lead to demolition, reworks, design changes, etc., which is extremely costly and time consuming. On the other hand, if problem are discovered, discussed and solved at the design stage, the cost of change will be negligible, if any. This is where BIM can revolutionise the traditional design and construction practices by allowing the construction professionals to perform design coordination and analysis upfront in a project timeline with sophisticated BIM software applications and tools. There is need to share local BIM experiences and case studies. This will educate and motivate client organisations and project owners in the UAE to play a leading role to drive BIM adoption in the region.