Code : 2019078
Event Name : A Quantity Surveyor’s Survival Kit in the Era of BIM
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Katherine Shum

Sr Katherine Shum is a Director of Rider Levett Bucknall Limited’s Hong Kong and China Practices. For over 20 years, Katherine has been involved in all areas of property developments, from commercial to hospital, educational and institutional projects. She provides all aspects of quantity surveying services and possesses broad range of experiences and knowledge in cost control and contract administration.

Through knowledge gained from abundant project experiences, Katherine consolidates special characteristics in contract management of different clients to formulate contract administration and cost control strategies that suit project requirements and client’s management system. She specializes in contract procurement advice and contract management.

For the past five years, Katherine has also been actively participating in 5D cost management and putting BIM implementation into practice for real life construction projects, from pre-contract to post-contract stage, from Quantity Take-off (QTO) to payment assessment and cost management. Katherine is keen to push QS involvement in the Big BIM implementation.
Event Date : 2019-06-21
Event Time : 7:00 - 8:30 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
Organizer : Quantity Surveying Division
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$210 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed)
Priority : QSD Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

After the Policy Address by the Chief Executive in 2017, the HKSAR Government and the industry leaders are committed to the use of BIM. They have assigned a lot of time and resources for making sure that the construction industry is ready for this.


While BIM is increasingly adopted in the construction industry, the quantity surveyors have been slow on the uptake compared to the other professionals. How to survive in the era of BIM? What should we do as a quantity surveyor for BIM?  These questions are becoming very timely as the change bought to the QS profession is enormous and imminent.


This presentation will review various methods of extracting information from BIM models for Quantity Take-off (QTO) both in the pre-contract and post-contract stage of a project.  Then the practical issues and constraints faced by QS in the implementation with examples on variation assessment, interim payment and cash flow forecast will be investigated.  Finally, some approaches and ideas for quantity surveyors that need to accept the new mindset and philosophy of BIM and other technologies that come with it will be proposed.

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(Registration and networking time: from 6:30 pm)

Payment : HKD 150