2nd BIM User Day – Technology

Following the Second Qatar BIM User Day, we would like to thank you for joining us. As with our first BIM User Day in May, we received many positive comments and a great amount of interest from individuals and companies who would like to support the initiative. A special thank you goes to the students of Qatar University who prepared and participated again in the Role Play. We are certainly looking forward to the next event in April 2013. We are happy to inform you that the speaker presentations are now available for download on the Agenda page.The photos from the event can be found on the Photo Gallerypage.The image below illustrates some key findings of the delegates survey.

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You can find more details of the delegate survey here.

Best regards,

Organising Committee
Qatar University, ViCon Qatar and Teesside University

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.

Download the Agenda as PDF here!

08:00 Arrival, refreshments, open exchange  
08:30 Welcome, opening address                 
08:40 Technology is the key to success
• The BIM User Day Role Play – Part 2
Students, Qatar University
09:00 Market overview: what is available?
• How to decide on one vs. another?
• How to know what your project needs?
Mimi Westhorpe, Moderator

09:10 Design Technology
• What do BIM technologies do for design culture?

• Is it evolutionary or revolutionary for design?
Alan Lemont, Bentley Systems

09:25 Case study #1
• Design technology at a desert data centre
Michael Edwards, Arup

09:55 Speaker group 1 – Shared Q&A session
10:10 Open exchange, refreshments  
10:40 Scheduling, QTO and Estimating Technology
• How are classic technologies being adopted?
• Challenges – experience, software capabilities
Dr. Racha Chahrour, ViCon Qatar


Case Study #2
• Scheduling at the Nile Corniche Project
Gunnar Godawa, ViCon Qatar

11:20 Document Control and Collaboration Technologies
• Which technologies are changing the way project data is managed and distributed?
• What challenges are faced in adopting?
Jeremy Shulman, Aconex Qatar
11:35 Case Study #3
• Document control on the Lusail City Project
Edward Adams, Aconex Qatar

12:20 Speaker group 2 – Shared Q&A session  
12:35 Doha 3D – Award Ceremony
• Doha 3D modeling competition

12:55 Open exchange, lunch  
Market Demand
• What are major industry requirements for technology?
• How to deal with multiple software projects
• Mobile devices and augmented reality
Prof. Nashwan Dawood, Teesside University

• New technologies on the horizon
• What can professionals expect from major software
vendors in the next few years?
Lionel Lambourn, Gehry Technologies

Speaker group 3 – Shared Q&A session  
15:00 Notices, closing remarks  
15:15 ViCon Training & Certification
Education Lecture: BIM Introduction (90 min.)
An introductory training session for Building Information Modeling, developed for anyone interested to step into the world of BIM.
• Definition and history
• Motivation, goals and benefits
• Project lifecycle use cases and the Five Components
• The drivers of BIM in Qatar
Robert Grys, ViCon Qatar


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