Qatar infrastructure sector to benefit from BIM software
Published: Sep 24, 2014
Source: Peninsula Qatar


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Qatar infrastructure sector to benefit from BIM software

Qatar’s ambitious plans to roll out more than $200bn in infrastructure projects by 2022 will require advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, according to global industry specialist Tekla.

With open BIM software contractors and project developers can produce reliable and detailed feasibility studies, ensuring a smoother communication during the whole workflow, from the design to design, build, and operate phases.

By 2022, Qatar will invest more than $200bn in infrastructure projects, including a metro system, hotels, and stadiums, according to the recent Deloitte report. As more projects in Qatar are completed using Tekla’s innovative BIM solution, Tekla, one of the world’s leading BIM companies, has opened an office in Qatar.

Qatar’s innovative projects will be able to be completed efficiently by leveraging the advanced collaborative construction technology, thanks to a recent partnership between Trimble, Tekla’s parent company, and Gehry Technologies, the technology company created from the practice of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.

The under-construction National Museum of Qatar, designed by acclaimed architect Jean Nouvel with interlocking discs resembling “desert rose” crystals, is a prominent example of Tekla and Gehry Technologies solving complex design challenges.

Paul Wallett, Area Business Director, Tekla Middle East, said: “With Qatar’s construction plans ramping up, the country’s architects, engineers, and project developers will need to use the most advanced BIM software to customize plans, and provide a clear schedule of development. By leveraging the hands-on experience and knowledge of recently-acquired Gehry Technologies and their consulting services, we have broadened our capabilities and services to Qatar.”

Gehry Technologies has enabled the delivery of global visionary projects on time, under budget, and without change orders. As a result, Qatar’s aim to benefit from Gehry Technologies’ BIM technology, GTeam software, and project delivery services to ensure efficient design that speeds up the design-build-operate process.

Tekla technology has already been used in Qatar’s iconic projects, including the Museum of Islamic Art, and sporting facilities such as Khalifa International Stadium, the Lusail Multi-Purpose Sports Hall, and the Al Shaqab Equestrian Academy.

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