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Construction Tech Review | Wednesday, July 29, 2020

If BIM is applied to the industry effectively, it can enable the built environment sector to accomplish similar productivity gains as the aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing industries. 

FREMONT, CA: According to a survey conducted earlier this year, there is currently a shortage of Building Information Modelling (BIM) managers in the region, as cited by 40 percent of built environment professionals. With the continuous growth of digitization in the built environment, surveying professionals have to keep up with the technological advancements to achieve the maximum output for the project.

Top 10 BIM Solution Companies - 2019There are many reasons behind BMIs growing popularity in construction projects. It is transforming the industry’s approach to projects with clients, contractors, consultants, fabricators, and facilities managers working collaboratively and concurrently. Additionally, it can reduce risks, enhance scheduling and cost estimates, and better productivity.

However, the benefits can only be fully experienced when project managers are well-versed on the ins and outs of how BIM works and how can it be used to reach the best result. As an ultimate enabler for effective integration, it is crucial for the project managers to understand the way to harness and operate BIM correctly for their projects.

The primary factors driving the need for BIM skills include:

· Continuous growth and development of the construction sector

· Regulatory agencies expanding their requirements for BIM-based submissions and making them mandatory

· Clients growing awareness of, and demand for, the lifecycle advantages of BIM

· Rising adoption of BIM by international collaborators on project teams

Like the traditional construction projects, BIM projects need trained project managers to ensure the success of the project, and they play a vital role in advising clients, internal and external stakeholders on the benefits of implementing and managing the essential BIM processes.

While the use of BIM is proliferating across the Middle East region, it has not fully matured, and project managers are the ones who have it in their hands to fill the gap.

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