UAE: Autodesk has expressed its desire of playing a key role in design, visualize and create futuristic rail networks across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The company further stressed that the presence of revolutionary Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology is expected to provide the region's government entities, railway operators and construction companies with the much needed push in developing rail networks of the future.
The statements were released by Autodesk on Tuesday at the opening of Middle East Rail 2016, the largest rail conference and expo in MENA and Central Asia, which will run until March 9, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).
The exciting two-day conference will feature keynotes, panel discussions and research sharing and will throw the spotlight on project updates with key government departments, railway operators and construction companies – giving a first look at 2016 tenders and an understanding of the techniques and technologies being implemented to build these futuristic networks.
"Government entities in the MENA region are now investing heavily in the efforts to develop transport infrastructure for the citizens and their economy. One particular mode of transport that they are looking to modernize is rail," said Louay Dahmash, Head of Autodesk Middle East.
"Over the last few years, we have pioneered and championed the concept of BIM and we believe our participation at this year's conference will highlight how BIM solutions can contribute towards the development and design of new railway projects.
Autodesk senior executives have shared the key benefits and advantages to be gained from using BIM for these modern rail projects. One advantage is the ability to meet project timing and sustainability expectations as BIM can help rail owners, engineering service providers, and contractors access, integrate, and analyze information more holistically to increase productivity and improve the way they plan, build, and manage projects.
Another advantage is the provision of a more comprehensive and accurate view of the project. utilizing BIM can result in evaluating alternatives faster and create simulations and visualizations for faster approvals. It can also improve communication by creating a central point to help global field teams manage data, keep track of quality, check adherence to standards, and document projects.