Mott MacDonald and Atlas Pathfinder Project collaborating to improve BIM skills across East Asia

Oct 8, 2019 | Blog | 0 comments

In October 2019, global engineering firm Mott MacDonald presented the Mott MacDonald – Atlas Pathfinder Programme to a packed audience of BIM experts and tech and business leaders celebrating the collaborations between the UK and Vietnam in the field of digital transformation.

The event was hosted by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the UK Department of International Office.

The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Pathfinder Programme is one of UK Government’s UK Global Infrastructure Programmes, in collaboration with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and is supported by the Prosperity Fund. Over the next three years the global team will share its BIM technical and sector expertise across Indonesia, Vietnam and Colombia. 

The Prosperity Fund seeks to enable increased infrastructure development in partner countries, leading to improved economic growth and reduced poverty, through a number of large programmes that focus on either a number of issues within a specific country, or a crosscutting theme in multiple countries.  The Global Infrastructure Programme helps partner countries adopt and adapt leading infrastructure methodologies for business case development, project planning and digital construction (BIM).

The programme will also learn lessons from the focus countries and apply these to other programmes in order to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Richard Munt, Commercial Director at Atlas Industries, said, “We work with the world’s leading architecture, engineering and construction firms to create digital twins of their work and we are excited to be able to bring that knowledge to the countries we are closest to.  With a team of 300 architects and engineers in Vietnam, we are looking forward to mobilising our people to communicate with and teach in their own communities.”

60% of global growth will come from middle-income countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Colombia by 2030.