Dr Jayant Deshpande
Omnix plans to offer latest BIM training in UAE
Dubai, August 11, 2014
Omnix International, sole dealer for Autodesk in the Middle East, is focusing on offering state-of-the-art Building Information Modeling (BIM) training for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries in the UAE.
According to a recent Meed report, the GCC construction industry is worth $1.3 trillion. The report estimates the current value of live civil construction projects to be just over $1.3 trillion, with $935 billion in execution including long-term megaprojects; $ 81 billion out to tender; $211 billion in design phases and $136 billion under study.
According to Omnix International senior executives, the company is focusing on the implementation and promotion of Autodesk solutions in the field of CADD and BIM across new markets. In fact, the UAE's recent win to host Expo 2020 has already led to a surge in the number of both private and public infrastructure developments and the recommencement of work on stalled projects.
Projects valued at more than $12 billion have resumed construction work in the UAE over the past 18 months with more expected to get the green light this year, according to Meed Projects.
The emergence of BIM reflects a paradigm shift for the AutoCAD led construction industry--showcasing how design technology can optimize project costs, enhance sustainability and energy efficiency of buildings and also guarantee higher ROI for owners and operators.
Utilizing BIM across these projects will allow users to completely explore a project’s physical and functional characteristics digitally before it is built – thereby assuring timely delivery and huge cost savings, said Dr Jayant Deshpande, director – CAD Division, Omnix International.
“There is an evident technology shift in today’s construction industry - through the introduction of BIM technology - where energy efficient, sustainable and green projects have been identified as the main drivers of growth in 2014. BIM technology is here to stay and will continue to revolutionise the creation, management and execution of today’s major projects,” he said.
“Our continued growth and the vibrancy of the construction industry has given us the confidence to aim for stronger market presence in the UAE and the rest of the region. Rest assured that we will remain steadfast in our commitment to provide the latest and revolutionary technology for our AEC customers,” he added. - TradeArabia News Service