Omnix confident of meeting BIM training needs

Rush of construction projects in UAE to create more demand for BIM

Dr. Jayant Deshpande, director – CAD Division, Omnix International.
Dr. Jayant Deshpande, director – CAD Division, Omnix International.

Omnix International, the authorised distributor for Autodesk products in the Middle East, has expressed confidence in meeting the growing demand for Building Information Modeling (BIM) design solutions trainings in the UAE.

With the country recently winning the bid to host Expo 2020, industry analysts have forecasted an influx of construction projects over the next few years, which in turn, will also create more demand for BIM solutions and design professionals proficient in the software.

The foreseen increase has encouraged the company to leverage its diverse portfolio of design solutions across the UAE’s rapidly growing construction segment.

Omnix International is now looking towards focusing on providing state-of-the-art BIM solutions and training for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries.

According to a recent MEED report, the GCC construction industry is worth $1.3tr. The report estimates the current value of live civil construction projects to be just over $1.3tr, with $935bn in execution including long-term megaprojects; $81bn out to tender; $211bn in design phases and $136bn under study.

Omnix International senior executives revealed the company is focusing on the implementation and promotion of Autodesk solutions in the field of CADD and BIM across new markets. In fact, the UAE's recent win to host Expo 2020 has already led to a surge in the number of both private and public infrastructure developments and the recommencement of work on stalled projects.

Projects valued at more than $12bn have resumed construction work in the UAE over the past 18 months with more expected to get the green light this year, according to MEED Projects.

The emergence of BIM reflects a paradigm shift for the AutoCAD-led construction industry--showcasing how design technology can optimize project costs, enhance sustainability and energy efficiency of buildings and also guarantee higher ROI for owners and operators.

Utilising BIM across these projects will allow users to completely explore a project’s physical and functional characteristics digitally before it is built – thereby assuring timely delivery and huge cost savings.

“There is an evident technology shift in today’s construction industry - through the introduction of BIM technology - where energy efficient, sustainable and green projects have been identified as the main drivers of growth in 2014. BIM technology is here to stay and will continue to revolutionise the creation, management and execution of today’s major projects,” said Dr. Jayant Deshpande, director – CAD Division, Omnix International.

“Our continued growth and the vibrancy of the construction industry has given us the confidence to aim for stronger market presence in the UAE and the rest of the region. Rest assured that we will remain steadfast in our commitment to provide the latest and revolutionary technology for our AEC customers.” 

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