The Quantity Surveying Divisional Council is pleased to announce that it has set up this year a new sub-committee, the BIM Measurement Sub-Committee, with the following initial terms of reference:
- To keep members updated on the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) in measurement by updating the development of the use of BIM.
- To arrange seminars, workshops on BIM measurement.
- To arrange visits to organizations using BIM, for example, HA.
We see that BIM is an important technology which use is a definite trend that we should learn and use now in order to gain the best benefit out of it.
While our initial terms focus on promotion and education, proper, effective and efficient adoption of BIM on Quantity Surveying Services would also be our goal. This would include a study on how a BI Model should be so built up to suit the generation of quantities for pricing. This may involve proper classification and coding, and may need some adjustments to the Standard Method of Measurement and preambles. A common standard may need to be devised.
Autodesk's Revit is one of the softwares deploying BIM. Summit Technology, which is one of Autodesk's authorized dealers in Hong Kong,