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Kuwait University’s College of Architecture hosted a conference to discuss the development of a roadmap for BIM adoption in Kuwait.
The conference, entitled ‘BIM: A Roadmap for Kuwait’, took place on Monday 27th March 2017 in Kuwait and was attended by several key building industry professionals from Kuwait Municipality, the Ministry of Public Works (MPW), Amiri Diwan and many others.
As an example of BIM compliance, Eoin Nield, BIM Manager at SSH, presented an outline of the recent BIM mandates introduced by the Dubai Municipality (DM) and the subsequent challenges facing consultants, authorities, contractors and supply chains.
Drawing on this experience, Eoin recommended that the MPW should consider establishing a steering committee for BIM in Kuwait to “…draw together government legislators, building industry professionals and end users to develop a robust BIM protocol for government projects”.
Eoin was particularly supportive of the MPW’s intention to introduce a BIM mandate.
“In considering BIM mandates, the MPW is embracing the value-added proposition of BIM methodologies and how they can aid in increased inter-disciplinary communication and collaboration to minimise construction risks and costs,” he said.