A GOOD START
The Construction Innovation Forum, arranged by BNC Publishing, saw more than 150 people attending the panel discussions and discussing the pressing issues that are affecting the region at the moment. The forum focussed on the current topics of technology solutions for the growing infrastructure projects in the region, the increasing benefits of BIM to tackle the challenges in MEP, and the sustainability factor in HVAC in the GCC.
Industry experts from well-known organisations like the Dubai Land Department, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Bentley Systems, Aconex, Drake & Scull International, AESG, Ramboll, Voltas, Daikin, Cundall, ASGC, and many more, participated in the event.
Panellists discussed how everyone talks about Building Information Modeling (BIM) but very few believes in using the full potential of it. The discussions also turned interesting when the experts talked about adopting relevant technology solutions for the growing infrastructure projects in the region.
It’s quite well-known that the regional construction industry is one of the less digitised ones currently. Contractors still believe in the drawing board concept and are sceptical to adopt changes. Using technology means having well-connected business systems, thus easing the pressures of work.
Events like Expo 2020 have given an impetus to commercial as well as non-commercial project growth. Reports state that the UAE alone is going to witness $33bn Expo-related projects. Technology represents a paradigm shift for the region in terms of work culture, project delivery schedule, and improving the quality of work.
The UAE has always been a frontrunner in whatever they do. The world looks at us to make an initiative to become more sustainable and be adept in adoption of technology.