Dec 14 2011
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Middle Eastern construction industry looks at future trends with inaugural BIM conference
Abu Dhabi, December 14, 2011: At a time when building costs and project efficiencies are of paramount concern to the construction industry a consortium of industry professionals have combined their efforts to host the Middle East's inaugural Building Information Modelling (BIM) Conference, which opened today at the CERT Technology Park, Abu Dhabi.
The conference theme is Building Information Modelling - Vision, Strategy & Implementation and will explore the usage of BIM as a vital tool in construction projects where project managers and architects deploy 3D modeling of architectural, structural, mechanical, and other key building systems instead of traditional 2D drawings.
The two-day conference has been organized by the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) of Stanford University, Consolidated Contractors Company ( CCC ) and Projacs International, in conjunction with the Higher Colleges of Technology ( HCT ). It will investigate how BIM is capable of being utilized in the construction process as more than just a piece of software.
Conference organizers see the event as an excellent opportunity for engineers, consultants, contractors, architects, owners and operators of construction projects to learn more about this vital industry tool. It will see about 200 delegates from around the Middle East converge on Abu Dhabi to interact and network with fellow professionals while hearing about the latest BIM developments from international speakers, including those from USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Finland and the MENA region.
Special guests to the conference will include CCC Chairman Said Khoury and H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology .
Dr Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology , said it was a pleasure for the HCT to be working closely with HCT Foundation member CCC and its other partners to present the conference.
Dr Kamali added that the conference theme of Building Information Modelling was of vital importance to maintaining a strong and vibrant construction industry in the UAE.
Higher Colleges of Technology
Founded in 1988 with four colleges, The Higher Colleges of Technology has grown to be the largest of the higher educational institutions in the UAE, gaining a well-respected reputation for innovative learning. More than 19,000 students attend 17 modern men's and women's campuses in the cities of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Fujairah and the western region of Madinat Zayed and Ruwais.
HCT offers more than 90 different, English-taught programs in Applied Communications, Business, Education, Engineering Technology, Computer & Information Sciences, General Education and Health Sciences. These programs are all relevant to the UAE's fast growing and evolving economic sectors. All programs are designed in consultation with business and industry leaders to ensure that the skills students learn are job-relevant and to high standards. They are constantly monitored to ensure they are at the cutting edge of industry standards and technological change. Visit www.hct.ac.ae
For more information or to arrange interviews contact:
HCT Corporate Communications Executive,
Office of the Vice Chancellor.
Phone: 02 404 8543.
Mobile: 050 616 0964
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