1st Qatar BIM User DAY Current market situation

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Speaker: Dr. Khalid Naji, Qatar University

-BIM processes are not currently integrated into construction in MENA – why?

About the Qatar BIM User Day:

Qatar University, HOCHTIEF ViCon and Teesside University proudly take the initiative to facilitate modern and innovative methods in the Gulf construction industry. The focus is Building Information Modeling (BIM), and our aim is to establish a knowledge platform with government, research and industry experts. The User Day aims to help people to share knowledge, discuss new technologies, and identify new potentials for BIM. More information: www.bimuserday.com Follow BUD on Twitter @bimuserday

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1st Qatar BIM User DAY Current market situation

  1. 1. The Current Market Situation of BIM Processes Dr. Khalid Naji 1
  2. 2. The Current Market Situation of BIM Processes AGENDA 1. Different Fields of BIM adoption 2. BIM implementation in the Middle East 3. Current BIM trends in our industry 4. Market Challenges for Qatar Dr. Khalid Naji 2
  3. 3. 1. Different Fields of BIM adoption Situation Middle East Do you know… …the industry’s common understanding of BIM? …where to educate a BIM Manager? …what are the main challenges to implement BIM? …how to integrate BIM in business processes? Do we have a common understanding to answer these questions? Dr. Khalid Naji 3
  4. 4. 1. Different Fields of BIM adoption What do we need to address? • Common terminology and understanding • Measurable Knowledge and experiences Processes Policy People • Jointly used Software interfaces • Standardized business processes (for design creation, progress monitoring and as-built documentation) Technology Dr. Khalid Naji 4
  5. 5. 2. BIM implementation in the Middle East A Survey from BuildingSMART in 2010 Respondent by Company Type Government, 4% FM, 3% Owner, 8% Developer, 9% Consultant, 43% Contractor, 36% Supplier, 10% GCC Other, 19% Dr. Khalid Naji 5
  6. 6. 2. BIM implementation in the Middle East Survey findings BIM Usage in GCC CompanyTrained 31% BIM Training BIM unknown 21% Non-users 54% BIM Users 25% ResellerTrained 14% InstituteTrained 9% Self-Taught 46% Why companies do not use BIM Drivers for using BIM in the future • have not been asked to (62%) • don’t know anyone who uses BIM (43%) • interested in BIM, but don’t know how (41%) • if it were mandated on projects (59%) • availability of industry standards (57%) • availability of skilled professionals (56%) Dr. Khalid Naji 6
  7. 7. 2. BIM implementation in the Middle East Survey findings – Usage by Company type Consultants 61 39 Contractors 23 Others 35 Developers 77 65 40 60 Gov. 42 58 Owners 17 83 Facility Mgr 44 56 Suppliers 7 Yes% 93 No% Dr. Khalid Naji 7
  8. 8. 2. BIM implementation in the Middle East Conclusion Everybody talks about BIM. Most people realize its benefits. ...but only 25% of construction professionals are using BIM. What are main obstacles to BIM adoption?  Availability of skilled staff  Availability of training  Availability of standards Dr. Khalid Naji 8
  9. 9. 3. Current BIM trends in our industry Qatar • First government bodies considered BIM in tenders Increasing demand for BIM • Contractors transitioning continuously to enhance communications and collaboration • Common practice for Architects and consultants for design visualization and animations • BIM Managers are more and more considered in organizations of all involved parties Dr. Khalid Naji 9
  10. 10. 3. Current BIM trends in our industry Costs versus savings Identified BIM savings Typical costs: 0.5 – 1.5% of total construction costs Potential savings: 2.0 – 8.0% of total construction costs Dr. Khalid Naji 10
  11. 11. 4. Market Challenges for Qatar General understanding • • • • BIM benefit expectations are high There is a varied level of BIM knowledge No recognised BIM standards in the entire Middle East region Ambiguity in methodologies and terminologies • BIM Specifications are unregulated and nonstandardised • No standard training courses available except of technology training provided by software vendors Dr. Khalid Naji 11
  12. 12. 4. Market Challenges for Qatar Drivers for a successful BIM Implementation Early Goal Definition Top-DownApproach Involve all project stakeholders BIM standards and processes Use proven BIM experiences Trained stakeholders Dr. Khalid Naji 12
  13. 13. A Possible Approach for Qatar • Establish a knowledge platform for industry experts The BIM User Day • Develop national BIM standards utilizing experiences from other regions • Universities need to provide standard training and certificates • Address all fields of BIM (People, Processes, Technology and Policy) • Encourage owners, developers and government bodies to adopt BIM as a top down approach Dr. Khalid Naji 13
  14. 14. Thank you for your attention! Dr. Khalid Naji 14

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