Tekla: Saudi Arabia’s $1 Trillion of projects “need BIM”

Credit: Saudi Build
Credit: Saudi Build

Industry experts have claimed that The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia “require the latest 3D Building Information Modelling software” if they are to complete their proposed $1 trillion worth of construction projects to the highest level of quality.

Tekla – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Manager, Anwar Al Qwasmi made the comments at the 26th Saudi Build conference, taking place from November 10th through the 13th.

According to the Saudi Gazette, Deloitte‘s GCC Powers of Construction 2014 report detailed that $1 trillion of education, healthcare, residential and transportation construction projects are to be completed in the Arab state, including the completion of 2 million new homes by the end of 2014.

From mixed use mega-developments to sports stadiums, the Kingdom is attracting the world’s top architects, who are designing increasingly complex projects that require the latest 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) software,” stated Qwasmi.

The Tekla Director also explained that the company will be able to call upon their experiences building 2014 Brazilian World Cup stadiums to enable them to better plan the construction of KSA’s 11 project sports stadiums.

“Tekla is a longtime supporter of the Kingdom’s projects, and is exhibiting at Saudi Build to drive construction projects in the Middle East and the Kingdom. Tekla is eager to leverage the expertise in designing World Cup stadiums to help the Kingdom construct its planned 11 world-class stadiums.”

Click here to read the Saudi Gazette’s original story and follow this link to learn more about Saudi Build 2014.

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