Growing potential for Building Information
Modelling in land development, construction and property laid bare by leading
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 30 November 2018 - The mounting influence of Building Information Modelling (BIM)
technology on crafting, building and managing communities was spelled out at
the first BIM Conference 2018, hosted by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
Recognised as the largest body for Hong Kong's surveying professionals, the
HKIS' move to establish a 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
a pertinent roster of guest speakers who explored 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".
A captivating, opening keynote address was delivered by Ms Ada YS Fung, BBS, the Chairperson of the
Construction Industry Council's Committee 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. Earlier, the programme began with an opening speech by the HKIS Vice-President Sr Winnie Shiu.
Sr Cheu Yuk Yi,
Yvonne, Vice Chairman of the Land Surveying Division, explored the possibilities of Enriching BIM with Geospatial
Information, while Sr Yew Yat Ming,
Edmond, Chairman of the Planning and Development Division, asked: How
Technology Shapes our City? -- from Planning and Development Perspectives.
Later, Building Surveying
Division Chairman Sr Tse Chi Kin, Kenny, addressed the topic Beyond Design
and Project Management, while Sr Choi
Shing Lam, Sunny, Vice Chairman of Quantity Surveying Division, probed the
future of the quantity surveying profession with a talk asking: What's Next for
QS in the Digital Era?
Lastly, Sr Hui Wah Lun, Daniel,
Chairman of the Property and Facility Management Division, explored
Holistic Approaches and the Application of BIM on the PFM Perspective, before
the closing remarks of BIM Committee Chairman
Sr YY Yip.
Sr YY Yip said: "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
"I'm confident that all the attendees at HKIS' first BIM Conference 2018
left today better equipped to harness the possibilities of BIM, helping them
improve the quality and efficiency of property development for years to come.
It's time to unleash the power of BIM for all."
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Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
Established in 1984, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
is the only surveying professional body incorporated by ordinance in Hong Kong.
As of 19 October 2018, the number of
members reached 10,217 including 6,782
Corporate Members consisting Fellows and Members -- distinguished by the
initials FHKIS and MHKIS; 77 Associate
Members -- distinguished by the initials AMHKIS; and 3,358
probationers and student members. The Institute's work includes setting
standards for professional services and performance, establishing codes of
ethics, determining requirements for admission as professional surveyors, access and award the professional qualification, and advance members' professional knowledge, technical and services
continuing professional development.
The Institute has an important consultative role in government policy making
and on issues affecting the profession. We have advised the Government on
issues such as unauthorized building works, building safety campaign, problems
of property management, town planning and development strategies, construction
quality and housing problems. We are working on amendments to standard forms of
building contract and have issued guidance notes on floor area measurement
For more details, please visit the HKIS website