.
 

Delegate Survey 4th BIM User Day

The Qatar BIM User Day was held on 24th of February 2014, the 4thevent in the non-profit series. The event was a great success with 210 industry experts and participants from 95 companies. The theme “BIM Policy: one industry, one language” addressed the development of common standards for BIM in contracts, manuals and guidelines from national level to project level.Speakers as well as participants were unanimous on the importance and the challenges of a “one language” approach which will help matching the expectations of industry and government with practical deliverability. Presentations argued the need for a National BIM Standard that will provide industry and authorities with a common reference language adapted to local conditions.We would like to thank all delegates for their attendance and vivid contribution to the interesting discussions that took place during the day. Special thanks go to our speakers; for their passion and the valuable knowledge transfer which gave an insight and an outlook on the industry.The immense interest and growing number of attendees over the past two years have shown that the demand for BIM services in the region is increasing. The event series has been an invaluable opportunity to bring together regional experts and interested parties from all areas of the industry, and to increasingly involve students and young professionals to be prepared for the growing demand in Qatar. Please check this space for future events as the success of the BIM User Day is sure to continue. Stay up to date and follow us on Twitter.

The survey results provide some interesting insights into BIM in Qatar. Speakers as well as participants were unanimous on the importance and the challenges of a “one language” approach which will
require matching the expectations of industry and government with practical deliverability. The vast majority of participants confirmed the importance of the implementation of BIM standards and
guidelines as a requirement in Qatar especially on large projects. The success of the event can be seen through the 210 attendees and the overall positive feedback; BIM is truly gaining momentum in Qatar.

(click image to enlarge)

(click image to enlarge)

(click image to enlarge)

Respondents said about the event:

“Thanks for all your efforts .”

“Good range of presentations, very well selected.”

“Wonderfull conference to attend.”

“In my opinion, the 4th BUD was the best one so far, the team’s organisations was a world class one.”

“The 4th BUD was an indeed a sucess: organisation and presentation.”

Organising Committee
Qatar University, ViCon Qatar and Teesside University

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Xing