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RICS BIM Conference 2017

Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27 Jul 2017

BIM is an increasingly important component of the design, construction and management of assets in the global built environment, but adoption of BIM in Asia still lags behind Europe and America.

CPD Hours:
RICS: 5.5 hours
BQSM: 3 points
BOVAEA: 4.5 hours
CIDB CCD: 15 points


  1. Consider the potential of RICS international standards to create globally accepted BIM work processes.
  2. Hear a case study of a major BIM project undertaken in the USA by one of the world’s leading construction firms.
  3. Join discussions on the practicalities of shared data environments and lessons learned from BIM enabled project management.
  4. Learn how firms in Malaysia are using BIM to enable complex partnership working on a series of mega projects.

Journey towards adoption in ASEAN

RICS' BIM conference 2017 will look at the challenges facing early adopters in Asia’s emerging economies and provide best practice guidance on embedding BIM enabled work processes in your day-to-day business.

Topics covered will include the role of RICS in standardising BIM practices across the globe, best approaches to collating data from multiple sources in collaborative working environments and approaches to establishing an in-house BIM team in your organisation.

Offering 5.5 hours of formal CPD, this event is a must attend for anyone keen to drive modernisation in our profession.

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08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening comments

Ronan Collins, BIM Manager and Executive Director, AECOM

09:40 BIM in Malaysia: The National Journey

  • The role of the Ministry of Works in promoting BIM enabled working in Malaysia
  • Dispelling the myths and misconceptions around BIM
  • Positioning Malaysia as a regional BIM champion 

YBhg. Dato’ Sri Zohari bin Haji Akob, Secretary General, Ministry of Works Malaysia

10:15 BIM and international standards for the global construction industry

  • Comparing experiences of globalisation in built environment professions
  • Addressing the biggest challenges facing the built environment in ASEAN
  • Collaborative and BIM enabled working – studying best practice and sharing successes
  • Complex projects, larger budgets, multiple international stakeholders and the growing importance of international professional bodies
  • International Construction Measurement Standards

Eugene Seah, Senior Director – Special Projects, Surbana Jurong
Gavin Moore, Regional Director – South East Asia, Faithful + Gould

10:50 Networking refreshment break

11:20 BIM execution planning – a case study

  • An introduction to the case study: Large Acute Care Hospital, California, USA
  • Assigning project partners’ role and responsibilities
  • Best practice ( Pre-construction; Construction; Building operation)

Joseph Yau, Managing Director, DPR Construction

12:00 Panel discussion: The collaborative value of building and asset data

  • Creation, exchange and use of data: why is this critical in the built environment?
  • Common data environments: standardised approaches to structure and format
  • The journey towards digitisation in other industries
  • Case studying successful data collaboration in the built environment

Mohd Harris Ismail, Deputy Chairman, BuildingSMART – Malaysia Chapter
Panellists will include:
Daniels Chandra, BIM Director, ONG&ONG
Silas Loh, Joint Managing Partner, Rider Levett Bucknall
Shima Taslim, CAD and BIM Consultant, IPEC Project Systems

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 BIM and mega projects – case studies from Malaysia

  • How does BIM methodology support mega project workflows?
  • Delivering quality and efficiency gains with BIM
  • BIM adoption in Malaysia – case studies from mega projects

Mohd Harris Ismail, Deputy Chairman, BuildingSMART – Malaysia Chapter

14:45 Successfully implementing BIM in your business

  • Creating an in-house BIM team
  • The role of the BIM Manager
  • Cost implications for your business

Rajat Agarwal, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company

15:30 Networking tea and coffee

15:50 TBC

16:20 Lessons learned from implementing BIM in practice

  • Early engagement of project partners – collaboration at project initiation
  • Maintaining working relationships on complex projects
  • Data capture, security and application
  • Implementing BIM in cost estimating, scheduling and construction management
  • Project handovers: design, construction and operation

Dr. Zuhairi Abd Hamid, Executive Director, Construction Research Institute of Malaysia
Panellists will include:
Callum Agnew, Associate Director, Turner and Townsend
NV Kumaran, General Manager, Bina Initiatives Sdn Bhd
Raymond Hoe, Director, Scott Brownrigg
Andy Ang, Product Specialist, Exactal

17:15 Chair’s closing remarks and conference close

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