Tekla on Qatar: “Most advanced BIM software” needed to reach targets

Credit: Tekla
Credit: Tekla

Software giants Tekla have said that Qatar need to utilise the “most advanced BIM software” in order to achieve their current ambitious schedule of construction projects.

The Qatar Tribune has reported on comments made by Tekla’s Middle East Area Business Director, Paul Wallett, who believes that Qatari project developers must also provide clear development scheduling to aid the Building Information Modelling process along.

“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 customise plans, and provide a clear schedule of development”, said Wallett. “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.

Qatar are hoping to have finished $200 billion worth of infrastructure by 2022, in not only an attempt to revolutionise the country but also to get ready for an influx of football fans flocking to the country for the 2022 World Cup. Shops, hotels, sports stadiums and the much-discussed Doha Metro rail system are all projects that are currently in the works.

Tekla are making a major impact within Qatar; they have not only opened an office there but they have also acquired Gehry Technologies, a company who have already carried out extensive BIM work within the Middle Eastern country. Projects such as the Al Shaqab Equestrian Academy and Museum of Islamic Art have already had Tekla technology applied to them.

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