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WEBINAR | Leveraging UK rail expertise in the Middle East?

Watch New Civil Engineer and sister title MEED’s webinar and find out if the UK’s BIM expertise can be applied in the Middle East

Driven by the government’s mandate that Building Information Modelling should be integral to all publicly-procured projects from 2016, the UK is seen by many as a world leader in this area.

As a result, the British construction industry is rapidly amassing great expertise and capitalising on the trend toward a consistent set of standards and processes supported by appropriate technology.

Bentley Webinar

Europe’s largest infrastructure project Crossrail, has put BIM at its heart with extraordinary results. Building two railways, one physical and one virtual, Crossrail’s intention is to hand both to the operator upon completion in 2018, with the digital version being used as the basis of its asset management systems.

In this way, the UK government and Crossrail are driving the adoption of BIM in rail and in the UK infrastructure market, and influencing the global construction industry at large. They are leveraging experience, technology and the value of accurate, accessible project information beyond design and construction into the operation and maintenance of the world class railways of the future.

With one of the world’s youngest yet fastest growing rail markets today, the Middle East has the potential to benefit significantly from the lessons learned elsewhere in the world.

New Civil Engineer and sister title Middle Eastern business insight brand MEED have co-hosted a webinar to learn from the UK’s vast BIM experience and ask: “Can UK innovation and expertise be leveraged to deliver rail infrastructure in the Middle East? The webinar was sponsored by Bentley Systems.

To watch the webinar click here

For more insight into the future of the UK Rail market, attend the UK Rail conference on the 23-24 June.

The speakers in the webinar were:

Richard Lane
Training development officer & implementation project manager, BIM Task Group

Malcolm Taylor
Head of technical Information, Crossrail

Andrew Smith
Rail Solution Executive, Bentley

Salah Abdulatif Al Dilimi
Section manager, Roads and Transport Authority

Mark Hansford
Editor, New Civil Engineer

Richard Thompson
Editor in chief, MEED

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