HKA COMPLETES NATIONAL BIM REVIEW ON FUTURE CITIES PROGRAMME IN MEXICO

HKA partnered with Steer and Northumbria University to assess the maturity of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Mexico for the British Embassy through its Prosperity Fund Future Cities programme.

The British Embassy’s aspirations for its Future Cities programme, which is part of the wider bilateral Prosperity Fund Programme, is to support the reduction of poverty in Mexico by promoting welfare, social development, economic development and investment. The core objective of the programme is to support Mexico’s inclusive economic growth through the development of efficient and sustainable cities, specifically to help improve urban mobility services and infrastructure.

HKA, in association with the UK’s Northumbria University, an award-winning international centre of excellence for Building Information Modelling and Management, was responsible for assessing BIM maturity in Mexico. The project will support the development of Mexico’s national BIM strategy by undertaking a gap analysis and sharing lessons learnt from the UK.

Dr David-John Gibbs, Global BIM Lead at HKA, said: “Future Cities is an incredible programme of works that will help drive economic growth, unlock social mobility, connect cities and deliver clients with better value and outcomes.

“Preparing economies and businesses to harness the opportunities of digital developments is of paramount importance. We are seeing an increasing interest from our global clients to understand their current digital maturity so they can better plan for the future”.

Dr Mohamad Kassem, Associate Professor at Northumbria University, said: “Our research-driven experience enables us to provide unique and novel approaches to our stakeholders in their BIM and digital transformation journeys, unlocking change and realising greater efficiencies across the life cycle of built assets.”

 


About HKA

For HKA media enquiries please contact: Josephine Guckian, Global Communications Director, HKA, josephineguckian@hka.com

HKA is one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries. Our global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious projects across a wide range of market sectors that include buildings, industrial, infrastructure, oil and gas, power and utilities, and technology.

In providing expert determination and witness services, HKA occupies the unique, multi-disciplinary space that combines forensic technical, delay and disruption, and financial quantum analysis. HKA’s Experts have vast experience in every industry sector and discipline.

HKA has over 960 professionals in 42 offices in 22 countries worldwide.

About the Prosperity Fund

For Prosperity Fund media enquiries please contact: Yolitzi Camarena, Prosperity Fund Development Officer, British Embassy, yolitzi.camarena@fco.gov.uk

In 2013, the United Kingdom became the first G7 country to meet a longstanding commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on Official Development Assistance (ODA). That commitment was enshrined in British law in 2015.

In November 2015, the British Government established a new and much bigger Prosperity Fund in Mexico that will reach up to £1.2 billion in total over eight years (2015/16 – 2022/23).

The main objectives of the programme are to:

  • Reduce poverty, improve gender equality and support inclusive economic development.
  • Produce greater opportunities for trade between our two countries.

 

In Mexico, the investment through this bilateral programme may exceed £60 million up to March 2023 and will keep supporting four main areas: Anti-corruption and Rule of Law, Future Cities, Financial Services and Energy.

"Future Cities is an incredible programme of works that will help drive economic growth, unlock social mobility, connect cities and deliver clients with better value and outcomes.

"Preparing economies and businesses to harness the opportunities of digital developments is of paramount importance. We are seeing an increasing interest from our global clients to understand their current digital maturity so they can better plan for the future. "
Dr David-John Gibbs, Global BIM Lead at HKA
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