Autodesk discuss utilising BIM for Middle Eastern rail projects

Autodesk's Louay Dahmash. Credit: Autodesk, Construction News Online
Autodesk’s Louay Dahmash. Credit: Autodesk, Construction News Online

Autodesk have explained how their “pioneering” Building Information Modelling solutions will enable “more successful and profitable” rail projects within the Middle East.

The software juggernaut are to exhibit their BIM products at the Middle East Rail event on March 18th through the 19th in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. According to Trade Arabia, the event is the “region’s largest rail exhibition and conference”.

$50 billion dollars worth of rail projects are either planned or have began construction, meaning that BIM has major potential within the region. Discussing that potential and Autodesk’s involvement in the Middle East Rail festivities, Head of Autodesk Middle East, Louay Dahmash commented:

“The Middle East and North African (MENA) region is a dynamic region for rail projects as governments are committed to build a world class transport infrastructure in the region. Autodesk pioneered the concept of BIM and our participation at this year’s conference will highlight how BIM solutions can contribute towards the development and design of new railway projects.

“The 3D Design solutions will help the Middle East rail industry reduce risk and deliver more successful and profitable projects, thereby strengthening and positioning the region as one of the world’s leading innovation hubs for sustainable transport infrastructure.”

Peter Gertler, Director of Infrastructure Strategy and Global Consulting Services, and Infrastructure Business Development Executive (EMEA) Marek Suchocki will both represent Autodesk at the impending conference. Gertler will discuss how “BIM solutions can transform the way railways are planned, designed, built and managed”, whilst Suchocki will address global BIM trends.

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