Code : 2020037
Event Name : BIM for Property/Facility Management: Barriers, Enablers and the Way Forward
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Dr Joseph Lai

Dr Joseph Lai possesses a first-class honours degree in building services engineering, a master’s degree in environmental management and a PhD in facilities management (FM). With substantial professional experience, Dr Lai is currently the leader of the Facility Management Programme of Faculty of Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. As Co-Editor of the Facilities journal and Theme Editor of the Smart and Sustainable Built Environment journal, Dr Lai has been active in FM research, received various teaching/education awards, and contributed to professional institutions and public bodies. Appointed as Chairman of many programme validation exercises, Dr Lai has served as External Examiner and Accreditor for various academic programmes.
Event Date : 2020-04-23
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : PFMD
Organizer : Property and Facility Management Division
Fee : HK$ 150 for members; HK$ 210 for non-members
Priority : PFMD Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented with English terminologies
Details :

Earlier, HKIS-PFMD appointed Dr Joseph Lai to carry out a 6-month project: “A Study on the Use of Building Information Modelling in the Property/Facility Management Industry in Hong Kong”. Under the project, an extensive literature review was conducted, resulting in the identification of a range of barriers to, and enablers for, the use of BIM. Notable overseas and local successful cases of BIM applications were also reviewed. Through a survey, the opinions of PFM practitioners on the barriers and enablers were solicited. On the basis of the survey result, a series of recommendations are made for the way forward in promoting the use of BIM in the PFM industry in Hong Kong. In this CPD event, Dr Lai will present the process and findings of the project.

Remarks :

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Payment : HKD 150