FAM Holding, a conglomerate based in UAE, leveraged ‘Trimble Connect,’ a Common Data Environment (CDE) solution from Trimble, a construction technology company, to ensure timely and more efficient completion of projects.
Trimble’s technology expedited communication and collaboration reduced the work of manually transferring data between tools, implemented Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows to improve collaboration between the office to the field and increased operational efficiency for FAM Holding.
The collaboration between the two entities commenced following the alignment of FAM Holding’s digital transformation strategies and objectives to transform the construction landscape in the Middle East. FAM Holding has leveraged Trimble’s solutions on its residential towers in the UAE, some of which include the Art Tower and the Snow Tower in Sharjah.
Trimble realised that FAM Holding’s reliance on traditional communication channels significantly impacted their accountability and traceability and rendered it impossible to monitor data-sharing activities among project stakeholders. It was also perceived that most team members communicated using messaging applications to exchange sensitive data. These issues caused major setbacks in accountability and traceability, which resulted in outdated information and construction documents, causing financial losses and project delays for the company.
The features include the ability to create easily, assign, and track issues, receive automatic notifications of changes in work progress, track document changes with revision control, sync and save data in the cloud. These features enable the users to follow the project from anywhere in the world and set up folder-level permissions, among others, thus aiding FAM Holding in streamlining communications among stakeholders and ensuring quicker delivery of projects.
Dr Faisal Ali Mousa, Chairman of FAM Holding, stated: “The ‘Trimble Connect’ solution has helped us maintain and stabilise communication among stakeholders since we began using it, as a result of which we have seen a radical improvement in communication between teams, which has enhanced their efficiency, reduced waste and errors, thereby increasing profitability. Trimble has been revolutionising the construction industry in the Middle East with its innovative solutions, and we are pleased to have collaborated with them to guarantee the timely delivery of our projects.”
Paul Wallett, Regional Director of Trimble Solutions Middle East and India, stated: “Due to the expansion of the real estate market and the diverse range of construction projects in the Middle East, project owners today place a high priority on timely delivery. Moreover, the region is entering an era where technology is largely responsible for business advantages. Building information modelling (BIM) is essential to current developments in the construction industry, just as every industry has its unique digital standards. Due to its ability to securely centralise project data storage and access for construction projects and BIM workflows, connected construction and CDE solutions have become an increasingly popular choice in the industry.”
Trimble offerings have been widely implemented in several major projects in the Middle East, including the Burj Khalifa, The Museum of the Future, Ain Dubai, Riyadh Metro, Adly Mansour Metro Station in Egypt, and the upcoming One Za’abeel Tower.