Dubai's RTA unveils MENA's first BIM centre
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled the Middle East and North Africa's (MENA) first building information modelling (BIM) centre
"It focusses on high technology in managing project information during their life cycles, right from the design stage up to the operation and maintenance phase."
RTA has applied BIM technologies on its projects since 2014, and also holds BIS accreditation to use BIM for design, construction, and operation and maintenance activities.
Commenting on the centre's expected contribution to RTA's operations, Saeed Al Ramsi, director of RTA's strategy and corporate governance sector, said: "The centre aims to foster a smart and interactive environment engaging all stakeholders of RTA’s projects.
"Meetings and workshops will be held to coordinate and follow up [on] projects and review the latest development besides taking appropriate decisions thereon.
"Stakeholders can rely on the 3D models of these projects through applying modern technologies generated by the centre. They can also store and update the project data throughout their life cycles."