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Leading role of BIM spelled out at the first specialist HKIS conference

The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) hosted the first BIM Conference 2018 to discuss the influence of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology on crafting, building and managing communities. This brand new annual event focusing exclusively on BIM is a clear indication of the growing potential and opportunities offered by digital modelling of the built environment.

More than 150 specialists, professionals and academics turned out at the Zero Carbon Building, in Kowloon Bay, for the debut conference, which featured guest speakers who will explore how BIM can be applied in increasingly broader and more inventive situations, exploring the official theme ‘The Dream Role of Surveyors in BIM for Land Development, Construction and Property Life Cycle’.

Chairperson of the Construction Industry Council’s Committee, Ada YS Fung delivered an opening keynote address on Building Information Modelling, before the HKIS divisional representatives addressed existing and potential applications of BIM relating to their specialist areas in a series of insightful talks.

Lastly the event was ended with BIM Committee Chairman Sr YY Yip’s closing remarks: “The HKIS has always sought to provide its members, and the wider surveying community, with access to and know-how about the most important innovations and newest technologies.”

“Over the past ten years, BIM has played an increasingly important role in the work of surveyors and the construction industry alike, which is why we realised it was time to establish a specialist conference exploring the development and operation of BIM across the whole life cycle of property development.”

Yip is confident that all the attendees of this event will be equipped to harness the possibilities of BIM, and also helping them to improve in the property development field. — Construction+ Online

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