3rd Qatar BIM User Day - BIM Professionals - Availability vs. Demand


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Speaker: Rene Schumann – HOCHTIEF ViCon
- Current Market Demand
- Required Expertise and Skills
- International accreditation programs

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.

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3rd Qatar BIM User Day - BIM Professionals - Availability vs. Demand

  1. 1. 1Rene SchumannBIM Professionals -Availability vs. DemandRené SchumannManaging DirectorHOCHTIEF ViCon
  2. 2. 2Rene SchumannAgenda1. Current Market Demand2. Required Expertise and Skills3. International Accreditationprograms
  3. 3. 3Rene Schumann1. Current market demandSurveys conducted in the Middle East - Conclusions• Government endorsement will enable the industry to benefitfrom the global BIM revolution• Industry professionals do not know where to get BIM training• Recruiting industry professionals with relevant BIM skills isproblematic• Industry wide standards and accreditation will raise levels ofconfidence in BIM• The Middle East is behind Americas and Europe but will adoptsoon
  4. 4. 4Rene Schumann1. Current market demandCountries with renown BIM Standards or Education Programs• Scandinavia• UK• Singapore• Australia• Americas• Germany• …
  5. 5. 5Rene Schumann1. Current market demandMajor Projects in Qatar requireing BIM• Qatar Rail - Doha Metro Project• Q22 - FIFA 2022 Worldcup Stadiums• Ashghal - Doha Expressways• Lusail REDC - Lusail City Project• QMA - National Museum of Qatar• …Qatar’s major clients are asking for BIM baseddesign, construction and operation.
  6. 6. 6Rene Schumann1. Current market demandEstimated Number of BIM Professionals in QatarBIMCon-structorOwnerDeveloperDesignerCostEstimatorotherSpecialistFacilityManagerBIM ManagerCM/PMAssumptions• Project larger than 500 Mio QAR• Infrastructure and Buildings• Life-cycle approach -> allinvolved companies needexpertiseMore than 1000 BIM professionalsare required within the next 3 to 5 years
  7. 7. 7Rene Schumann2. Required Expertise and SkillsCurrent Job Descriptions• Managing BIM on projects• Work closely with project team• Expert knowledge in IT/CAD/BIM• Support implementing BIMstandards• Develop in-house capabilities tomeet client requirements• Setup, initiate and monitor BIMsystems• Improve and ensure data quality
  8. 8. 8Rene Schumann2. Required Expertise and SkillsCurrently Requested Skills• Solid Engineering background• Comprehensive Knowledge inCAD and BIM• Knowledge in specific standards• >5 years of BIM experience• >10 years of Engineeringexperience• Middle East experience• Experiences in leading multicultural teams
  9. 9. 9Rene Schumann2. Required Expertise and SkillsCommonly used Job TitlesUndefined job titles and responsibilities, e.g.:• BIM Coordinator• BIM Modeler• BIM ManagerEmployers: Difficult to measure the real quality of BIM professionalsEmployees: Difficult to identify suitable jobs•CAD/ BIM Manager•Eng. with BIM Knowledge•VDC Expert
  10. 10. 10Rene Schumann3. International Accreditation ProgramsUniversitiesNew South WalesQueensland University of TechnologyCopenhagen UniversityRWTH Aachen - GermanyBauhaus University - GermanyNational University of SingaporeNorthumbria University - UKStanford University - USACalifornia State University - USAHelsinki University of TechnologyUniversity of SalfordGeorgia Tech University
  11. 11. 11Rene Schumann3. International Accreditation ProgramsBIM Education Opportunities• Various and different Curricula for BIMcertifications -> but no internationallyvalid accreditation program• Professional technology trainingthrough software vendors• Limited opportunities for industryprofessionals for skill enhancement• No training program established inQatar for students or professionals
  12. 12. 12Rene SchumannGeneral Conclusion• High market demand for BIM professionals expected• No internationally accepted BIM education standardavailable -> limited availability of BIM Professionals• No common understanding of BIM Role Definitions• No BIM Standard and Training established in the MiddleEastWhat is Qatar‘s strategy to feed the BIM demand?
  13. 13. 13Rene SchumannOne step ahead.Build digitally first.René SchumannManaging DirectorHOCHTIEF ViCon3rd BIM User Day30th April 2013Doha, QatarThank you for your attention!