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CW, Autodesk, Redington to host Construction Technology Workshop

The conference focusing on BIM, AI,IoT, 3D printing, AR and VR will take place on 10 Feb at Dubai’s Rove Downtown hotel

The event will take place on the 10 February at the Rove Downtown hotel in Dubai [representational image]
The event will take place on the 10 February at the Rove Downtown hotel in Dubai [representational image]

Technology is slowly becoming the pillar to how construction companies are operating across the Middle East, with introductions of BIM, AI, AR and VR, Internet of Things and 3D printing all shaping the future of the industry.

Large projects typically extend 20%  beyond the initial project completion date, and they are usually up to 80% over budget, according to a study by McKinsey. This is where Industrialized construction (IC) promotes the advancement of construction processes by employing mechanisation and automation by incorporating latest technologies, reducing costs, and improving project quality.

Construction Week has launched the Autodesk Construction Technology Workshop, which will be held on 10 February, 2020, at the Rove Downtown hotel in Dubai as part of a collaboration with Autodesk and Redington.

The conference aims to educate and inform the industry on new radical approaches and how various project stakeholders can get deeper insight in building information modelling (BIM) for faster project delivery, effective asset lifecycle management, and gain a competitive advantage.

The event is expected to gather around 60-80 guests comprising contractors, project managers, and those involved with building information modelling (BIM) and design managers.

The conference, which will be held between 9am and noon, will begin with a keynote speech from Construction Week editor, Ashley Williams, on the changing marketplace of the construction sector and how technology innovations are fulfilling the UAE’s Vision 2021 for Dubai to become the smartest city in the world.

Following the keynote, Autodesk representatives will handle three presentations:

Future collaboration models

With rapid movements for digitisation, there is always the risk that stakeholders are left out of the entire process of a project and arguments have been made that they should be included from the design stage to improve productivity, safety, and compliance.

There is a need for construction stakeholders to collaborate for the integration of individual products and services. Talking points will include how technology solutions will help stakeholders to collaborate better and deliver projects more efficiently.

Transitioning from 2D to 3D design

Most contractors today are still working in 2D environments to develop shop drawings.  Today, technology is disrupting the way we design, build, and operate buildings.

This session will discuss how we can simplify the coordination of various trade drawings during pre-construction; combine design and construction data; and speed up review and verification workflows to transform existing processes and minimise mistakes across construction sites.

Making the move to BIM

This presentation from a representative of Autodesk will discuss how connected BIM workflows from design all the way to construction documentation is important for automation, as-built visualization and monitoring the construction progress stage-by-stage, thereby, maximising your return on investment.

Following this discussion, guests will take a break for refreshments and are free to network with attendants and speakers.

To attend the Autodesk Construction Technology Workshop on 10 February 2020, or if you have any queries regarding registrations, please contact Teri Dunstan at autodesk@itp.com.

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