The Next Step in the BIM Revolution
About Middle East BIM Summit 2018

Returning for the third year, the 2018 edition of ME BIM Summit will focus on the key issues facing the modern-day construction industry, particularly in the Middle East. With BIM now firmly entrenched within the industry, the focus must turn towards what comes next, and this year’s summit keeps the spotlight firmly on the future.

With Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Augmented Reality taking an increasingly prominent role in the design, engineering and delivery of projects, constructions firms must continuously look to update and inform themselves about how technology can be best utilised on their projects and processes. The ME BIM Summit 3.0 intends to provide a basis for the start of this conversation.

2018 Speakers

Panel speakers will range across the sectors involved with BIM, including senior level government officials, BIM implementation experts, software developers and senior leadership from construction contractor and consultant companies.

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2018 Agenda

The ME BIM Summit is a one-day conference which will includes panel discussions, presentations and case studies that cover a variety of topics across the BIM spectrum. The event aims to inspire, educate and lead the region’s construction professionals into a future driven by BIM.

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CPD Workshop

Be more productive and efficient by reflecting on your learning and highlighting gaps in your knowledge and experience. Attend the CPD workshop case study to further enhance your knowledge of BIM and contribute towards your continuous personal development.

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2018 Agenda Schedule

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM

Registration and Networking

09:30 AM – 09:40 AM

Welcome address by Summit Chair

09:40 AM – 09:55 AM

Keynote Address by VIP Guest


10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Panel Discussion Topic 1

The Future of BIM will not be BIM

This panel discussion will be focused on how the construction industry is utilising new technology, in conjunction with existing BIM protocols and processes. This discussion will focus on how engineers, designers and contractors are learning how to combine BIM technology with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Generative Design and Design Automation.

    Discussion Points:
    • How technology is changing the way we design buildings and structures
    • How are Generative Design, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and other technologies going to help designers explore alternative approaches and select the most optimal and sustainable design solution
    • What is Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and why are major contractors and consultants looking at it as part of their construction process?
    • How to educate the local construction industry about the importance of evolving with technology, rather than reacting to it
    • The need to move construction off-site
    • How is Connected BIM disrupting design and the making – and use of – Infrastructure in the region?
    • The Evolution of the BIM Manger and the BIM team (roles) inside organizations
10:50 AM – 11:05 AM

Presentation 1


11:05 AM – 11:15 AM

Coffee Break

11:15 AM – 12:05 PM

Panel Discussion Topic 2

The Importance of Big Data for BIM

This panel discussion will focus on how Big Data can be best combined with BIM technologies, and then applied on major infrastructure and master-planned projects, as well as being used in the design and planning of cities across the region.

    Discussion Points:
  • Why data matters to the BIM process
  • Discussing what DIKW (Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom) means when it comes to BIM and Big Data
  • Utilising data to build, plan and design projects, infrastructure and cities
  • Utilising the Internet of Things on BIM processes and projects
  • Utilising data for machine learning in the BIM model
  • Harvesting value out of BIM models + Internet of Things during the Operation & Maintenance phase of projects
  • Who owns the information? The client, the consultant, the contractor?
12:05 PM – 12:20 PM

Presentation 2


12:25 PM – 1:15 PM

Panel Discussion Topic 3

Sustainability and BIM

This panel discussion will focus on BIM and how its processes can be utilised in the sustainable development and construction of projects and buildings, while also utilising the latest technology to ensure the preservation of the environment, efficient use of resources and lead to social and cultural progress.

    Discussion Points:
  • Using BIM to build green cities
  • How BIM promotes sustainable construction
  • Managing resources and projects efficiently with BIM
  • Utilising big data in conjunction with BIM to create smarter, healthier cities
  • Pooling technical, operational, construction and manufacturing knowledge together for better design
  • Streamlining and refining project delivery
  • Using BIM to design Net Zero Energy buildings
  • Early stakeholders’ collaboration impact on sustainability, why IPD makes sense from a sustainability point of view?
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM

CPD Presentation


1:40 PM – 1:45 PM

Closing Remarks by Chair

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Lunch and Close

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Why is this conference for you?

Stay Ahead of the curve

Learn from the experts how your company can evolve, grow and become more efficient through the correct utilisation of BIM technology.

Find new ways of thinking and problem solving

Listen and learn from the region's foremost BIM experts as they explain how the future of BIM will change the way the construction industry operates.

Networking opportunities

The BIM Summit presents you with an opportunity to interact and discuss how BIM can benefit your company with the region’s leading experts. With several breaks scheduled for networking, you’ll be able to get one-on-one time with panelists and presenters, following on from interactive Q&A sessions and a CPD workshop.

Strengthen your skills

Utilise the accredited CPD workshops to get the most out of the BIM Summit. Not only will you be able to increase your knowledge and understanding of BIM, but you’ll also be able to add the workshops to your own personalised development plan.


Only 250 available seats. Register early to attend

This is an exclusive event for professionals within the construction industry. Complete the online form to register your interest and you will receive an email acknowledging your registration.

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Sponsors & Partners


The ME BIM Summit offers you a chance to reach out to all relevant industry professionals as well as key government representatives. Engage with a captive audience of decision makers and influencers, who are involved in purchasing or specifying products and services.

As a sponsor of the ME BIM Summit, we can create a package that is tailor-made to help you reach your objectives.

Lacasa Architects & Engineering Consultants
Pace Architecture Engineering + Planning
featured sponsor
Knowledge Partner
Knowledge Partner
Associated Partner
The BIM Hub
Associated Partner
The B1M
Endorsed by
Media Partner
Big Project ME
Media Partner
ME Consultant
Media Partner
ME Construction News
CPI Trade Media

Location and Venue

Attend our conference at one of Dubai’s most prestigious hotels.


Al Andalus Ballroom, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Al Falea Street, Jumeirah Beach

Dubai, UAE

04 399 5000

Additional details

Discover luxury without limits at the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection. Boasting spacious, stunningly decorated hotel rooms and suites, a selection of five-star resources and incomparable placement on Dubai's picturesque Jumeirah Beach, our hotel surrounds you with contemporary comfort. Our hotel rooms are brimming with superior amenities like a flat-screen TV, designer bedding, a mini-bar, free Wi-Fi and panoramic views of the beach.


Jude Slann

+971 4 375 5714

Gavin Davids

+971 4 375 5480

Sheena Sapsford

+971 4 375 5498

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