Qatar BIM User Day | Introduction to Building Information Modeling

A role play with students of Qatar University.

The role play was the introduction to a series of non-profit events, Qatar's first 'BIM User Day', held on 22nd May 2012 at Qatar University in coordination with HOCHTIEF ViCon and the UK's Teesside University in a bid to raise the knowledge base for the applications of BIM and its function within today's rapidly evolving construction sector.

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Students of Qatar University's Engineering and Architecture programs performed a brief role play, illustrating the practical applications of using BIM products. The sketch, which showed a project manager dealing with various members of staff as they came to collect the documents from his office in order to subsequently change the design, quantities, timetable and cost, highlighted the inefficiency of 2D drawings in today's construction market and the ensuing problems of inefficiency and delay. After being joined by his off-duty son, the project manager is shown that BIM can create 3D drawings allowing live up to date information which has multipurpose functions such as tracking cost, time, use of material and space utilization, supporting facility management tasks, coordinating designs and visualizing complex designs. In showing that BIM can be applied to almost any project ranging from infrastructure to stadia the conclusion reached was that process, technology, people and policy were essential in getting BIM right. The students were able to convey the fundamental importance of BIM in a clear and comprehensive manner.
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