2nd Qatar BIM User Day Market overview: what is available?

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Speaker: Mimi Westhorpe

-How to decide on one vs. another?
-How to know what your project needs?

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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2nd Qatar BIM User Day Market overview: what is available?

  1. 1. Market Overview The right technology for you BIM Engineer Mimi Westhorpe HOCHTIEF ViCon Qatar W.L.L. E-Mail: mimi.westhorpe@hochtief.de Phone: +974 4457 6825 www.hochtief-vicon.com Mimi Westhorpe HOCHTIEF ViCon 1
  2. 2. Market Overview Agenda 1. What is available? 2. How can you decide what you need? • Analyze your needs • Do your research • Test and evaluate 3. Summary Mimi Westhorpe HOCHTIEF ViCon 2
  3. 3. Market Overview 1. What is available? ? Mimi Westhorpe HOCHTIEF ViCon 3
  4. 4. Market Overview 1. What is available? With so many tools to choose from, finding the right ones for your work could be like finding a needle in a haystack… Always keep in mind: • There is no ‘one-stop-shop’ tool available that can ‘do BIM’ • It is a big decision, getting it wrong can be costly Mimi Westhorpe HOCHTIEF ViCon 4
  5. 5. Market Overview 2. How can you decide what you need? • Implementing BIM should make your work more effective, efficient and profitable • Current work processes need to be analyzed • Develop a game plan for the future of your company, starting with improving your design and business processes • Develop a brief for what you want your BIM system to do within these wider ambitions Mimi Westhorpe HOCHTIEF ViCon 5
  6. 6. Market Overview 2. Analyze your needs What questions could you be asking? 1. What do the organizations you deal with expect from you? 2. Do you already have any BIM processes implemented? 3. How far are you willing to go with BIM (efforts, costs)? 4. Where do you see your company’s future? Mimi Westhorpe HOCHTIEF ViCon 6
  7. 7. Market Overview 2. Do your research BIM is the AEC industry buzzword of the moment, with many good sources of information available: • • • • • • • BIM conferences Seminars Books Web-searches Talking to peers Looking at competitors Provider demonstrations Mimi Westhorpe HOCHTIEF ViCon 7
  8. 8. Market Overview 2. Test and evaluate • Test the ‘best fit’ BIM systems against your requirements • Consider the purchase cost • Determine any maintenance and upgrade cost Most importantly, do you like it?! • Ascertain requirements to upgrade existing workstations, network and internet connection • Look at your training needs • Connect with a local distributor in your area Mimi Westhorpe HOCHTIEF ViCon 8
  9. 9. Market Overview 3. Summary • Think about what’s right for you and your company • Research the limits of software according to your needs • Be careful of software claiming to do ‘everything BIM’ • Consult the experts • Talk to people who use the tools daily • Know what you really want from a tool, and what you need to deliver Mimi Westhorpe HOCHTIEF ViCon 10
  10. 10. Market Overview The right technology for you Thank you BIM Engineer Mimi Westhorpe HOCHTIEF ViCon Qatar W.L.L. E-Mail: mimi.westhorpe@hochtief.de Phone: +974 4457 6825 www.hochtief-vicon.com Mimi Westhorpe HOCHTIEF ViCon 12

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