UAE: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has obtained the certification of the British Standards Institute (BSI) in Building Information Modelling (BIM) – Maintenance and Operation Phase. In the process, the RTA has become the first government body worldwide to obtain (BIM Kite-Mark Certificate PAS 1192-3:2014, BS 1192:2007 and BS 1192-4:2014).
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA received the certificate from HE Phillip Parham, British Ambassador to the UAE, and Theuns Kotzé, Managing Director – BSI Middle East and Africa.
Al Tayer expressed his delight for the RTA to obtain this certificate, as it reflected the efforts made to play a leading role in the use of digital data in asset management. “Obtaining this certificate contributes to the automation and digital management of designs & assets and opens effective communication between the RTA and relevant parties. It will help achieve the objectives set in a shorter time in line with the Smart Government drive aimed at ranking Dubai as the smartest city worldwide through applying sophisticated techniques in achieving excellent government performance.”
“Being the first government entity in the world to obtain this coveted international certificate is a testament to RTA’s commitment to the highest practices of the BIM. It also signals RTA’s keenness to adopt innovation and excellence, and cementing its leading role in implementing this system in the UAE and beyond,” said Al Tayer.