HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 2 December 2021 - The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) hosted the HKIS Building
Information Modelling (BIM) Conference at the Surveyors Learning Centre today.
Themed "Digital Integration of
Advanced Technology for Surveyors: Challenges and Opportunities", the Conference gathered more than 150
participants including government officials, business leaders, industry experts
and scholars attending both online and offline to deliberate on the prospects
of Development Information Modelling used by the surveying industry. Mr CHAN Tak Yeung,
Thomas, Principle Assistant Secretary (Works) of Development Bureau of the Hong
Kong SAR attended
the Conference as its Guest of Honour.
new work models have pushed the evolution of surveying industry. Coupled with
the Government's commitment of building a northern metropolis put forward in
its latest policy address, Hong Kong will see a substantial increment in land
development and construction. Facilitating such government strategy will not
only require extensive adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) by the surveying
industry as well as the property development and construction industry, but
will also need comprehensive knowledge of a broader concept brought up at the
Conference today – the Development Information Modelling (DIM), and an enhancement
in the application of digitalisation and information to cater for a new
environment and new requirements. With the aim of inspiring participating
professionals to explore more possibilities, six industry leaders and experts
were invited to the Conference to share and discuss in detail the onward trends
and potentials of digital technology.
The Guest of Honour
of the Conference, Mr CHAN Tak Yeung, Thomas, Principal Assistant Secretary
(Works), Development Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR shared that "BIM has in
fact become the backbone of our design and construction works and is a linchpin
of all our digital construction initiatives such as Modular integrated
Construction (MiC), Multi-trade integrated MEP (MiMEP), etc., which all rely on
the accuracy of the data of BIM models for automated and computerised
fabrication of the construction modules in a safe and cost effective manner.
In his welcome remarks, Sr Edwin TANG, President of the Hong Kong
Institute of Surveyors mentioned, "Unlike previous editions of the BIM
Conference, this year we have explored a number of related advanced technologies
commonly used by the construction industry such as big data and cloud platform.
We hope that the Conference has inspired industry professionals to make use of
these tools to speed up digital transformation and step up themselves for a new
Sr YIP Yin-yung, Chairman, HKIS Building Information Modelling Committee mentioned in his closing remarks, "The Conference has explored how
surveying industry can adopt and integrate the use of digital technology from
multiple perspectives. I hope that participants can get a comprehensive
understanding of the possibilities that digital technology presents, and how we
can maximize the speed and efficiency in the development of land, planning and
construction despite limited resources. The application of BIM should go beyond
construction phase into the entire land and housing development cycle. The novel
idea of DIM will help us step outside the current BIM definition."
List of speakers and topics downloadable here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zl6ZrzMVjK_6cdLNtHhwKZkHOMEJjMwA/view?usp=sharing
BIM Conference Proceeding downloadable here: https://www.hkis.org.hk/archive/materials/category/HKISBIMConf2021.pdf
resolution event photos downloadable
001 Mr CHAN Tak Yeung, Thomas, Principle Assistant Secretary
(Works), Development Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR (middle), Sr Edwin TANG, President of the Hong Kong
Institute of Surveyors (left)
and Sr YIP Yin-yung, Chairman, HKIS Building Information Modelling Committee (right) attended the HKIS BIM Conference.
002 Mr CHAN Tak Yeung, Thomas,
Principle Assistant Secretary (Works), Development Bureau of the Hong Kong
SAR was the Guest of Honour
of HKIS BIM Conference.
003 Sr Edwin TANG, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors delivers the opening remarks.
004 Sr YIP Yin-yung, Chairman, HKIS
Building Information Modelling Committee delivers the closing remarks.
simultaneous delivery both online and offline this year, the Conference
receives enthusiastic participation.