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ABOUT UBA

 

1ST UAE BIM ASSOCIATION IN UAE & MIDDLE EAST

UBA MISSION

 

EMPOWER

DEPLOY

INNOVATE

UBA will act as the common platform to empower construction industry professionals and inspire construction firms with a better understanding of how Digital Transformation, BIM and VDC are the main future pillars for a sustainable and smart built environment.

Promoting innovative ideas, creating 1st UAE BIM Standards in line with international BIM standards, and regulate best practices and guidelines which shall be used and implemented widely within most applicable numbers of construction industry professionals and bodies.

UBA will act as the common platform to unify the understandings and definitions of BIM & VDC Implementations.

UBA OBJECTIVES

 

SHORT TERM

September 2019

December 2019

  • Populate the message and mission of UBA.

  • Community Development Authority Licensing.

  • Election of UBA Board of Directors.

  • Election of Steering Committee.

  • Endorsement of governmental and professional bodies.

  • 1st round of meetings for the Board of Directors and Steering Committee.

INTERMEDIATE TERM

January 2020

June 2020

  • Awareness events and seminars for Construction Digitalization.

  • Empowering SMC firms with the privilege of BIM & VDC.

  • Deploying best practices related to digital construction within UAE Universities.

  • Project "DAECO".

  • Membership registration and engagement.

  • BIM Mandating subjected to Governmental Involvement

  • Unify BIM and VDC understandings among construction professionals and firms.

  • UBA Launching Event.

LONG TERM

July 2020

March 2021

  • Supporting Construction Industry (Developer, Contractor, Consultant, Sub-Contractor, etc.) with the right implementation framework.

  • Raise BIM maturity level to cope with the digital construction revolution worldwide.

  • Scoring system for BIM Implementation across companies (bench-marking).

  • Certifications framework for Individuals and companies:

    • Individual Certification – UBIM:

      • UBIM Level 1 – Beginner

      • UBIM Level 2 – Intermediate

      • UBIM Level 3 – Expert

      • UBIM Level 4 – Manager

    • Company Certification – CBIM

      • CBIM Level 1 – Verification

      • CBIM Level 2 – Application

      • CBIM Level 3 – Mastery

  • Supporting Middle East in BIM Implementation and Standardization.

  • Creating 1st UAE BIM Standards.

UBA PHASES

 

INITIATION

SEPTEMBER 2019

1ST

STRATEGY

DECEMBER 2019

2ND

DEPLOYMENT

MARCH 2020

3RD

MONITORING

DECEMBER 2020

4TH

STANDARDIZATION

MARCH 2021

5TH

JUNE 2021

6TH

CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT

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