Developments and advancements in computer software have grown exponentially over the last few decades in the construction sector, perhaps none more so than Building Information Modeling (BIM). The Saudi Vision 2030 offers huge opportunities for BIM in major construction and infrastructure projects.
The BIM Forum 2020 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is a two-day conference for professionals, focused on harnessing BIM and other innovative technologies and processes to address current and emerging challenges in the industry and improve industry performance.
Conference attendees will hear from visionary and industry experts on how the BIM is driving quantitative and qualitative outcomes through the development of workflows that address the entire design-build-operate spectrum while offering networking and engagement opportunities to help break down traditional barriers and inspire collaboration
- Saudi Arabia aims to become the digital hub of the region, says Abdullah bin Amer Alswaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology in Saudi Arabia
- Vision 2030 is driving demand for BIM in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction sector.
- The value of awarded contracts in Saudi Arabia's construction sector amounts to US$44.1 billion last year.
- More than 5,200 construction projects are underway in Saudi at a value of US$ 819 billion. These projects account for approximately 35 per cent of the total value of active projects across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
- The Kingdom currently has more than 70 major projects under various phases of construction.
- The rapid growth of the Saudi population and urbanization are driving the urban construction sector and are increasing the need for high-rise buildings across several cities in the Kingdom.