Friday, December 4 2020 4:21:05

CPD by Others
Code : 2018093
Event Name : BIM Revisions- How the QS Can Become a More Important Part of the Project
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Clarence Mak

Clarence Mak is the Asia Sales Manager at Exactal, the makers of on-screen measuring and estimating software CostX. At Exactal, Clarence provides frontline sales & support for Malaysia-based clients and plays an important part in developing the product for the Asian market. Clarence received a Bachelor of Building Economics from University of Technology Sydney and since then has amassed almost ten years’ experience in the construction industry, working as a QS for companies such as Rider Levett Bucknall. He has a wealth of BIM experience, including developing BIM training for Exactal, and has travelled around the world giving CostX BIM training courses to some of Exactal’s largest clients.
Event Date : 31/05/2018
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Registration and networking time: from 6:30 pm)
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : QSD
Closing Date : Please refer to "Remarks"
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$180 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed); Free of charge for student members studying full time (subject to availability)
Priority : QSD Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

These days, we have seen that the advent of 5D BIM (Building Information Modelling) will have a significant impact on the work of the Quantity Surveyor. This is not only in terms of efficiency and accuracy, but with BIM revisions, the QS can play a more important role in the project overall.


With construction projects, traditionally there may be limited communications between the parties and separate designs with staggered issue. When the QS creates an estimate, the quantities will often be out of date by the time it is completed.


However, BIM Revisions enable living cost planning- the ability to estimate something that is based on current design. With 5D and BIM, the QS is able to instantaneously review a revision of a model at any stage and across any element of the design.


In this presentation, we will explore how these BIM revisions can enable a rapid analysis of comparative designs. Furthermore, the huge impact that this can have on the input that a QS can give to the project- providing instantaneous feedback of cost to the design team at an earlier stage. When the QS becomes a more important part of the project, the whole construction team benefits!

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