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New BIM requirements and World Expo 2020 Ignites Huge Demand for BIM Services in Dubai

Press release February 19, 2014 Dubai BIM Equity Dubarch BIM services World Expo 2020

Dubai’s new circular on BIM requirements and the upcoming World Expo 2020 creates a significant rise in demand for BIM services in Dubai. In order to meet the increased demand, Copenhagen-based, full service BIM Company, BIM Equity, has joined hands with Dubarch/ARA design, one of the leading architectural companies in the United Arab Emirates.

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BIM technology has been gaining ground all over the world. Now Dubai accelerates the development by requiring BIM deliveries on a number of building projects in the region. The aim is to improve building design and constructions and at the same time ensure that all major construction projects are conducted with the aid of the latest digital building technologies. The BIM circular applies for building projects higher than 40 floors, buildings larger than 28,000 m2, hospitals, universities and other public buildings as well as all projects conducted by subsidiaries of foreign companies in Dubai.

The new BIM requirements, coupled with the expected, extensive construction activities for the World Expo 2020 that is forecasted to create 277,000 new jobs and contribute up to $40 billion to the United Arab Emirates economy, will ignite a new market for BIM services.

BIM Services for Dubai
The new partnership between Copenhagen-based BIM Equity and Dubarch/ARA design means that BIM Equity will help Dubarch to facilitate BIM services such as quality requirements, interference checking and preparation of BIM models for a number of Dubai-based projects. The services will cater to the needs of developers, contractors, architects and engineers.

Jonas N Salih, Managing Director of BIM Equity, sees many opportunities in this partnership. “The new BIM requirements and the World Expo 2020 will lead to increased demand for qualified BIM consultancy services that cannot be met by local advisors. The new partnership gives us the opportunity to get a foothold in an attractive region, whose need for BIM Services will explode with the upcoming World Expo 2020 and The Municipality of Dubai’s new requirements for BIM deliveries. The fact that we team up with one of the country’s leading architectural firms just makes it more exciting.”

Amir Rahbar, Managing Director of Dubarch/ARA design, also looks forward to the partnership. “Partnering with BIM Equity reinforces Dubarch’s position in a market with a potential for great savings by integrating BIM technology. In Dubai there is a great need for IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) services, and today there are a number of consultants that don’t have the necessary BIM skills. The entire AEC industry in the Middle East needs this expertise, and by teaming up with BIM Equity we acquire a solid BIM knowledge. Together we become a leading player for IPD & BIM services to the entire region.”

BIM Equity Dubarch Bayswater: Bayswater is Dubarch’s 29 floor building with commercial facilities located in Business Bay, Dubai.  

BIM Equity Dubarch The Binary: The Binary is Dubarch’s 30 floor building with commercial facilities located in Business Bay, Dubai.  

DUBARCH in joint venture with ARA design of Canada is a full service multi-disciplinary architectural and engineering design Company offering services from initial feasibility studies right through to completion. The company specializes in the commercial, residential, mixed-use, hospitality and corporate office sectors. Dubarch/ARA design has positioned itself as a sought-after company that not only delivers quality design, but also tailors its designs to each client’s objectives, budget and schedule.

Dubarch was established in Dubai in 1986 by Mr V Amir Rahbar principal of ARA design Canada and Dr Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna. Dubarch’s creativity and innovative designs caught the attention of the major real estate developers in Dubai and the company went through a rapid expansion. Today, Dubarch in joint venture with ARA design is a leading and renowned architectural company in the country.

BIM EQUITY is a full service BIM company that offers BIM consulting, BIM services and dealer BIM technology that makes it all possible. BIM Equity is working to make BIM a valuable deal for the consulting and construction industry by ensuring that the implementation of BIM becomes qualitatively and economically advantageous.

BIM Equity’s services include:

  •          Advice, analysis and implementation
  •          Seminars, workshops, conferences and events
  •          Courses, training, certification and support
  •          Maintenance services, manuals and templates
  •          Sales of software and hardware



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