Departments - Projects & Developments

Saudi Construction Firms to Digitally Transform in 2018

November 2017

Departments - Projects & Developments

Saudi Construction Firms to Digitally Transform in 2018

November 2017

Saudi construction firms aim for 2018 to be the "tipping point" for digital transformation, ensuring the SAR 178 billion worth of projects can be completed on-time and on-budget, experts announced today ahead of Saudi Build. Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 are advancing complex projects, including high-speed rail, airports, and seaports. As a result, the Kingdom's construction market is set to grow to SAR 178 billion in 2018, according to a recent report by BMI Research. In anticipation of this growth, construction technology and software solutions are major points of interest at Saudi Build, across architects, designers, engineers, and contractors. "Building Information Modeling software solutions are in high demand in the Kingdom, helping to enhance productivity and collaboration across the entire project lifecycle, and reducing waste and cost. In the current economic climate, technology solutions can drive business competitiveness and new levels of digital business innovation," said Anwar Al Qwasmi, General Manager for Saudi Arabia at global construction technology company Trimble Solutions. Trimble works closely with leading Saudi projects, including the Abdullah Arif Intersection Bridge in the Holy Makkah Municipality, Riyadh Metro Depots, and the King Abdulaziz International Airport Railway Station in Jeddah. "Saudi Build showcases Trimble's commitment to ensuring that Saudi Vision 2030 mega-projects are delivered on time and on budget. The construction sector is vital for supporting the Kingdom's nationwide economic competitiveness and diversified economic growth," added Anwar Al Qwasmi. At Saudi Build, experience Trimble solutions such as Tekla Structures, Tekla Structural Design, and Trimble Connect collaboration environment, from design through steel fabrication and concrete cast in-place and pouring.