Utkarsh is an Architect with expertise in BIM and Digital delivery of construction and design projects. Currently he is part of HBA, an international Hospitality design firm. His experiences include leading the BIM teams for mega construction projects such as Address Dubai Opera residences, Opera Grand Tower project, Vida hotel, Hyatt Package at Madinah, Gate Avenue DIFC to name a few. Utkarsh brings in a unique skillset and learnings from the Interior Industry that will initiate and drive the discussions on how to overcome the challenges of BIM and Digital twin in this industry and propagate the use of BIM and design technology to all facets of construction and make the construction process more viable and functional.
What to expect during the event
BIM has been around for a long time now, but what is obvious from the current processes is that the technology is not the first choice of designer, contractors etc. and still has to be enforced by the Clients/Owners. The results have greatly failed to convince the smaller companies to employ BIM in their day to day processes and therefore hampers the overall construction process. Also, the most famous BIM Software that are mandated by client's owners do not reap the same amount of benefits for all types of consultants and contractors, so they end up using BIM for a name sake and duplicate a lot of work ultimately causing the digital twin process to fail in the operations phase. openBIM is a collaborative process that is inclusive of all participants, promoting interoperability to benefit projects and assets throughout their lifecycle. It is based on open standards and workflows that allow different stakeholders to share their data with any BIM compatible software.
Education in BIM is still rare and the biggest construction organizations have BIM limited to a department of few people only. BIM in its actual sense should be a common knowledge.
How Open BIM can achieve a seamless Construction process