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BIM studios empower clients

As BIM technology becomes the norm in the AEC community, architecture firms are equipping themselves with the necessary skills to offer better services to their clients. RMJM is one firm, which has invested in its own Digital Delivery Unit called RMJM DX. Text courtesy of RMJM.

RMJM is one of the largest architecture, interior design, engineering and urban planning firms in the world. Since RMJM was established in 1956, it has seen (and often participated in) some of the most significant architectural transformations of the last three generations. From 1970s camel racing grandstands in Dubai to terminals in Russia’s busiest airport in 2019, RMJM has worked on some truly unique and iconic projects, including the recordbreaking Lakhta Centre, the LEED awardwinning Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and the world’s first and only rotating boat lift, the Falkirk Wheel.


RMJM DX – Digital Delivery Unit

RMJM has its own Digital Delivery Unit called the RMJM DX studio. With over 30 years’ of experience delivering projects using BIM, RMJM DX empower clients, contractors and consultants by turning ideas into images and bringing together hopes and realities to produce a fully realised design.

The studio provides first-class BIM services across multiple sectors, including luxury residential, mixeduse, aviation and healthcare. In doing so, the studio helps clients to visualise the evolution of a project from design through to operation, assisting them in

Elite Retail and Residences in Saudi Arabia. Image: © RMJM

the decision-making process.

RMJM DX follows a rigorous process of assessment, planning, validation and action. Upon commission, the studio’s team of BIM experts assess the project status quo and, amongst other services, carry out an analysis of IT conditions and shared BIMs. Following this, the team produces a BIM Execution Plan (or BEP) to ensure a high quality, timely delivery and to be intertwined with Client’s vision and requirements.

The team at RMJM DX manages the entire BIM process for its clients, as well as providing support and advice on data management through innovative workflows and plug-ins. They also supply skilled personnel on the ground according to the client’s needs. Alongside this, RMJM DX offer expert training on BIM tools, including Autodesk Revit (architecture, structure & MEP), Autodesk Navisworks and Trimble Vico Office.

In addition to supplying these services, RMJM DX collaborate with entrusted

partners to provide clients with PDM and Business Workflow Automation, Facility and Asset Management Solutions, Virtual Reality and Visualisation, Mobility and Cloud Solutions, GIS, Laser Scanning and LIDAR, Development of BIM Apps and Plug-ins, ERP Solutions and Implementation and BIM Content Development.

Mohamed Salah. Photo courtesy of RMJM.

“BIM has been a “game-changer” for the architectural community in the last few years, however, it is just the beginning. The global BIM adoption and consistent data-rich digital delivery emerging everyday will inevitably enable the integration with current and future technologies advancing the AEC’s Industry Digitization Index. Architecture Design is evolving as Digitalization is taking a wider deployment everyday in the Architecture Design,” said Mohamed Salah, BIM Manager, RMJM.



1 & 2: Innovation Hub in UAE. Images: © RMJM

Confidential project in Saudi Arabia. Image: © RMJM Confidential project in UAE. Image: © RMJM