Saudi Focus

Advanced technology vital for Vision 2030

March 2017

Advanced construction technology will be vital for delivering Saudi Vision 2030 mega-projects on time and on budget, said experts ahead of this month’s Big 5 Saudi building and construction exhibition.

Technologies such as open-source 4D building information modelling (BIM), can help architects, engineers, and contractors to enhance collaboration, productivity, and costs, across the design, concrete and steel rebar installation, and facilities management, said Anwar Al Qwasmi, the general manager for Saudi Arabia at Trimble Solutions.

“Saudi Vision 2030 calls for public-private partnerships to deliver infrastructure projects and economic growth,” said  Anwar Al Qwasmi, adding that the exhibition was a perfect platform to show how the latest construction software can unite local and international players to deliver complex mega-projects on time and on budget.

Trimble has been playing a key role on several key projects including the Abdullah Arif Intersection Bridge, one of the leading Saudi BIM projects, coming up at Makkah Municipality, explained Qwasmi.

Contractors used Trimble’s Tekla Structures to design its 340-m span, with a superstructure arch that can be dismantled and re-erected for a planned third lane, he revealed.

The Big 5 Saudi runs from March 27 to 30 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events.

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