The Sultanate of Oman has a vibrant construction sector with 2.1% growth and over OMR 1.2 billion worth of construction projects underway or in the planning stages, according to a recent report from Business Monitor International, a business research and intelligence firm.

In line with this, Omnix International, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution provider, will be hosting a seminar entitled Autodesk Live Event 2012 on September 21st, 2011 at the Crown Plaza Muscat, Oman.

The seminar is focused on raising more awareness on 2012 Autodesk BIM solutions and how the revolutionary BIM technology can support AEC professionals in executing more complex projects, reducing environmental impact and achieving better results in Oman. The leading company has teamed up with leading architects, interior designers, Structural and MEP consultants to showcase the significance of Autodesk 2012 Building Information Modelling solutions within the country’s booming construction industry.

The BMI report also reveals the significant potential of Oman’s infrastructure sector with a number of contracts having been awarded in 2011 and substantial new investment planned. The momentum in infrastructure sector is expected to bring in an overall 5.06% real growth towards the end of the year. The confidence in the construction segment is backed by Oman’s five year spending plan, which covers 2011 to 2015 and predicts over OMR 30 billion worth of spending with a 113% increase.

Of this total figure, OMR six billion will go to the oil industry and OMR three billion will be spent on property developments. Looking to play a key role in this expected growth, Omnix is currently keying in major strides to leverage Autodesk 2012 BIM as an integrated suite of solutions across these major projects in Oman.

“Oman, like the rest of the Middle East region, is currently exerting key efforts to recover from the recent economic downturn. The move towards recovery has been marred with key issues like retaining manpower and the need to meet project deadlines,” said Dr. Jayant M. Deshpande, Director, CAD Division, Omnix.

“We are committed to support Omani companies in the manufacturing, building and infrastructure space with solutions that drive their productivity and profitability in Oman. Holding this strategic seminar will help us reach out to our target audience of AEC professionals and make them more aware of the advantages and benefits of using strategic solutions like Autodesk 2012.”

The adoption of new technologies plays a crucial role in the development of infrastructure and transportation, also highlighting an urgent need for more cost effective and energy efficient building practices. Autodesk 2012 Building Information Modeling solutions can help project teams across various disciplines innovate, monitor energy performance and increase productivity. The Autodesk 2012 portfolio includes Revit Architecture, Structure, MEP and Navisworks software solutions.

“Investing in a strategic BIM based software solution like Autodesk 2012 will give Oman AEC firms the ability to accurately visualise, simulate and analyse project performance, appearance and cost, which results in the creation of more resource efficient building and infrastructure. We remain upbeat towards Oman’s recovery and look towards being a major part of this growth by leveraging on our 20 years worth of experience in implementing and distributing Autodesk products in the region,” concluded Deshpande.

Rushika Bhatia Editor

Rushika Bhatia is one of the region’s leading commentators on business and current affairs issues. She is the Editor of SME Advisor magazine - the flagship title of CPI Business. She is passionate about infographics – with special emphasis on data, research and statistics. Rushika has a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University, USA and is also CIMA qualified.

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