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Sonali Dhopte


Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)


Having worked as an architect and interior designer for nearly three decades with top architectural firms in USA and India, I am passionate about helping AECO industry with meticulous design, planning and execution. At Excelize, we have actualized Building Information Modelling (BIM) for a wide variety of construction projects in India, Middle East and USA.

I foresee technology as a powerful enabler for radical growth and transformation of the AECO industry worldwide. BIM will be the fulcrum for enforcement of advanced technologies, integration of data and analytics and more. I am committed to helping companies save time and money, achieve seamless execution, and enhance safety and sustainability in any construction project.

By virtue of our rich and diverse experiences at Excelize, I have been evangelizing BIM at various national and international fora and mentoring young BIM professionals. I have enjoyed speaking about the potential of BIM at several leading events in India, Dubai and Doha.

I invite all AECO professionals, construction firms and government stakeholders to explore BIM as the lever for ushering in the next wave of growth.

 What to expect during the event

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has revolutionized the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry by enabling collaborative project visualization and optimization. Implementing BIM requires a structured approach tailored to organizational needs and project requirements.

While no universally defined standard approach exists, frameworks like BIM Level 2, U.S. National BIM Standard, and ISO 19650 provide guidance. However, no single approach can guarantee success across all use cases, as different AEC scenarios may require tailored strategies.

The "SOME" approach, involving selective implementation on specific projects or phases, offers advantages such as risk mitigation, cost-effectiveness, and cultural resistance. However, it also presents challenges related to fragmented data and workflows, missed opportunities, and organizational readiness.

I will share some use cases demonstrating this approach

Ultimately, the chosen approach should align with organizational goals, leverage available resources, and facilitate a smooth transition to the digital era of the AEC industry.

BIM Implementation: Finding the Best Path Forward - The ‘SOME’ approach

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