BIM Forum 2020 to explore smart technologies in Saudi Arabia

AdobeStock 68577493Digitalisation is changing the construction landscape worldwide, with engineers realising its true value and adopting software to automate and increase productivity, design, and execution

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a true ambassador of digitalisation, which has come a long way since its conceptualisation, helping architects, designers and engineers to better manage digital information.

A report from McKinsey & Company illustrates that 75 per cent of the companies which have incorporated BIM into their projects reported positive returns in their investments, with shorter project lifecycles and greater savings.

According to the industry sources, more than 5,200 construction projects are underway in Saudi Arabia with a value of US$819bn. These projects account for approximately 35 per cent of the total value of active projects across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Additionally, Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 has major transformation agenda that is highlighted by mega-projects such as Neom super-city; the entertainment city of Qiddiya; the UNESCO World Heritage site of Al-Ula and tourism-focused Red Sea Project. Construction stakeholders have cited the need for innovative technologies to deliver ambitious projects within their timelines.

In this context, the BIM Forum 2020 is a leading conference on smart technology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The forum taking place from 1-2 April will focus on the use of BIM and other construction technologies to address current and emerging challenges in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) ecosystem.

Researched and developed by Technical Review Middle East, the forum will explore a wide range of topics such as robotics, 5D, BIM, Digital Twin Maturities and many more that influence the industry.

The agenda of the forum include:

-Optimising design coordination

-Reducing errors and omissions in construction documents

-BIM and collaborative working and practices

-BIM health and safety

-BIM and robotics

-BIM in building cost control

BIM Forum 2020 is organised and produced by Alain Charles Events.

For further information, please visit

Alain Charles Publishing, University House, 11-13 Lower Grosvenor Place, London, SW1W 0EX, UK
T: +44 20 7834 7676, F: +44 20 7973 0076, W:

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