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Andrew Piechowiak

LO-AEC09: A Main Contractor's View of BIM: How We Are Using BIM on an Iconic Building

(Duration 52:09)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Gain an appreciation of what BIM looks like to a main contractor in UAE
  • Challenge existing processes and demonstrate there is an improved way of working
  • Understand how complex projects designed all over the world are delivered in the UAE
  • Deal with topics such as scale/cost, complexity, short programmes, constant change and development of the design

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

BIM is a disrupter much more than AutoCAD was many years ago. BIM has the ability to very quickly make something in the virtual world which exactly replicates the real world. The speaker will present a main contractor's struggle to understand what BIM is, what it means for their work, how it can be implemented, and what they can deliver for a customer at handover. The UAE (and the wider MENA region) has particular challenges around tight programmes, constant change throughout the construction phase, multiple multi-cultural stakeholders, complex design, and projects ranging from 20 million AED to 3 billion AED. The speaker will explore BIM through the Navisworks Manager toolkit which brings in many disciplines from the construction field. The company are currently working on a range of projects but 1 British-designed iconic building currently stands out along with another 1+ billion AED project which demonstrates the issues faced including the absence of BIM standards.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Building Services Engineer, Building/Civil Engineering, Business Executives/Corporate Managers, Construction Engineer, Construction Manager, Cost Engineer/Estimator, Field Engineer, Government/Administration Professional, Interior Designer, Landscape Designer, Procurement, Quantity Surveyor, Technical Director

Speakers

Speakers

Andrew Piechowiak

Andrew Piechowiak is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has a career which extends from his student days through almost 25 years of graduate employment. He is currently the Design Director of a main contractor in the MENA Region. Much of his early career was in main stream Consultancy, then he had a spell spanning consultancy and research, now you can find him in main contracting which has been his life for the last 12 years stuck between the designer and the constructors. Andrew’s projects have ranged from residential, mixed use, commercial, industrial, and the odd Palace! Andrew has always used technology to improve the process which ever element of the project he is involved with. He constantly breaks or stretches technology to assist the IT/IS or Project improve the robustness of the process. He is currently dragging Company employees along the BIM road which for a main contractor is a very disruptive event! Andrew will take the technology challenges to the senior leaders.

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Published

  • 2017
  • LO-AEC09
  • AU London

Software

  • Navisworks Manage
  • Revit

Industry

  • Construction Services

Topics

  • Architecture
  • Building Construction