3rd BIM User Day – People

30th of April, 2013 – Ibn Khaldoon Hall, Qatar University, Doha – Qatar

‘Skilled people to get the best out of BIM’


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08:00 Registration, open exchange, refreshments  
08:30 Welcome, opening address                 
08:40 Skilled People to get the best out of BIM 
• The BIM User Day Role Play – Part 3
Students, Qatar University
09:00 Market view: BIM Professionals, Availability vs. Demand 
• Current market demand for BIM professionals
• Required Expertise and Skills
• International accreditation programs
Rene Schumann, Hochtief ViCon Qatar
09:20 International Market Strategy Experience
• Job market response to the UK Governments 2016 vision
• Market strategies to meet the needs for BIM
• Benefits from a better market awareness of BIM
Phil Jackson, Bentley
09:45 Common BIM Roles and their Responsibilities 
• Major BIM roles and their project integration
• Difference between BIM professionals and BIM users
• Main responsibilities of BIM professionals
Sharaf Abdulkader, Ashghal PWA
10:00 Speaker group 1 – Shared Q&A session  
10:15 Open exchange, refreshments  
10:45 A BIM Career – Personal BIM Manager Experiences
• Motivations to become a BIM professional
• First steps in the career and challenges faced
• Career development chances and perspectives
Nader Elharidy, HOCHTIEF ViCon Qatar
11:00 The BIM Manager within the Project Organisation
• Positioning of BIM roles with an organisation
• Required collaboration and communication interfaces
• Integration challenges
• Contribution of trust and commitment to BIM success
Daniel Frawley, Woods Bagot
11:20 Best Practice in Preparing an Organisation for BIM
• Identified challenges• Changes in communication and collaboration
• People acceptance
• Measuring the benefits of integrating BIM
Waleed Hashem, Obermeyer Middle East GmbH
11:45 Speaker group 2 – Shared Q&A session  
12:00 Open exchange, lunch  
13:30  Established International BIM Certification Systems
• Required know-how for BIM professionals
• Where to acquire BIM expertise
• Overview of educational institutions with BIM curricula
• Integrating BIM into the construction education curriculum
Prof. Nashwan Dawood, Teeside University
14:00  Educating BIM Professionals and BIM Users in Qatar
• Qatar University BIM Education Strategy to meet the increasing demand for BIM professionals
Prof. Saleh A. Mubarak, Qatar University
14:15  Certification Systems for BIM Software Training
• Overview on software oriented training modules
• Training requirements and plans within a project
• Importance of support and maintenance
Annad Geethagovindan , Autodesk
14:45  Market Outlook
• Expectations for the local market in the near future
• Applying best practice examples in Qatar
Winn Gomez, Oger International Abu Dhabi
15:00 Speaker group 3 – Shared Q&A session  
15:15 15:30 Notices, closing remarks Close  
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