1st BIM User Day – Process

22nd May 2012 – Ibn Khaldoon Hall, Qatar University, Doha – Qatar

Following the first Qatar BIM User Day, we would like to thank you for joining us. We received many positive comments and a great amount of interest from individuals and companies who would like to support the initiative. We are certainly looking forward to the next event in October 2012.The image below illustrates some key finding of the delegates survey.

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You can find more details of the delegate survey here.

We are happy to inform you that the speaker presentations are now available for download on the Agenda page. Photos of the event can be found in the online Photo Gallery page, and footage from the role play done by the Qatar University students can be found at the Video page.Should you be interested to receive a certificate for your attendance to this event, please contact us at info@bimuserday.com and we will be happy to provide one.

Thank you for your attendance and in making the event a real knowledge platform.

08:00 Arrival, refreshments, open exchange
08:30 Welcome, opening address
08:40 Introduction to BIM
• BIM definitions and common understanding
• Major BIM use cases – visualize, analyze, coordinate
• Introducing the Five Components of BIM®
Students, Qatar University 
09:00 Business processes supported by BIM methodology, part 1
• Design creation and coordination
Chris Brown, HOK
09:15 Business processes supported by BIM methodology, part 2
• O&M and facility management
• Asset management
Peter Barker, BIM Academy
09:30 Business processes supported by BIM methodology, part 3
• Scheduling and progress monitoring
• Joint open discussions, Q&A
Nashwan Dawood, Teesside University
10:00 Open exchange, refreshments
10:30 Current market situation
• BIM processes are not currently integrated into construction in MENA – why?
• Open discussions, Q&A
Dr. Khalid Naji, Qatar University 
11:00 Case Study #1
• Utilizing BIM for facility management
Paul Goodman-Simpson, Artra 
11:15 Case Study #2
• Progress and cost monitoring
Armin Krimpmann, HOCHTIEF Solutions Middle East 
11:30 Case Study #3
• Design coordination
• Joint open discussions, Q&A
Marcus Rowsell, HOCHTIEF ViCon
12:00 Open exchange, lunch
13:30 Market demand/requirements
• What is the market demand to implement BIM?
• Who is asking for BIM processes – clients, contractors, consultants?
• What about standards to force the industry?
• Open discussions, Q&A
Miles Walker, KEO
• The uptake of BIM processes in the future
• What level of BIM competency and active BIM processes will be expected from architects,
engineers and developers in the next few years?
• Open discussions, Q&A
Dr. Hassan Satti, Lusail REDC
14:30  Notices, closing remarks

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