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UAE mega projects among world's 'most innovative, least wasteful'

Projects recognized for use of 4D digital models that can enhance productivity and collaboration

Dubai: Legoland Dubai headlines UAE mega-projects that have been recognized as among the world’s most innovative, industry experts announced on Monday ahead of The Big 5 construction exhibition.

One of the world’s most attractive construction markets, the UAE hosts a robust construction pipeline of more than $700 billion, over one-third of the GCC’s pipeline, according to the recent report "Powers of Construction 2016" by Deloitte.

Legoland Dubai's Castle Kingdom and Building Experience joins the Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal, Al Habtoor City Theatre, Dubai Opera and NAS Arena as UAE projects that won Tekla Global Building Information Modeling (BIM) Awards, reconizing their leading use of 4D digital models that can enhance productivity and collaboration.

“Bringing to life Legoland Dubai’s medieval fantasy theme with rides, models, and building experiences required complex designs that in turn needed BIM. Using BIM, architects, engineers, and contractors visualized questions and errors, gained faster approvals, and opened Legoland Dubai on time and on budget. BIM will be essential for...Read more...

Source: gulfnews.com