Podcast: Bim adoption in the Middle East's construction industry

How will full Bim adoption impact Middle East construction, and what are its cost implications for general and subcontractors?

Bim technology is here to stay.
Bim technology is here to stay.

While its uptake may be slower than in other industries, technology is here to stay in the construction sector, and in this episode of the Construction Week Viewpoint podcast, Construction Week's features writer, Ashley Williams, chats with editor of sister title MEP Middle East, Tom Oxtoby, about how building information modelling (Bim) can relieve pressure for general and subcontractors in the region.

During the podcast, Oxtoby said it was likely that construction technology would be a regular fixture in construction programmes of all sizes in the years to come.

Other topics discussed were the cost implications that Bim technology's full adoption would have on contractors.

Construction Week Viewpoint is a weekly podcast series produced by the Construction Week editorial team and published on SoundCloud and iTunes at noon (GST) every Monday.

Business leaders are regular podcast special guests. The weekly bulletin has welcomed the likes of Harj Dhaliwal, managing director for the Middle East and India at Los Angeles-based Virgin Hyperloop One; Rizwan Sajan, founder of Dubai-headquartered building giant Danube Group; and tech entrepreneur Karim Helal, co-founder and chief executive officer of building portal ProTenders.

To volunteer yourself or a colleague as a guest speaker on Construction Week Viewpoint, please contact Ashley Williams.

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