Conference Program (Note: Subject to change)

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8.15 – 9.00am Registration  
9.00 – 10.45am 

Welcome to Country

Welcome from Conference Hosts / Presidents

The Future of the Industry (Generational Perspectives)

Experienced vs Young Quantity Surveyors/Cost Engineers – who holds the key to the future of the industry?

10.45 – 11.15am Exhibitor Showcase & Beria Morning Tea  
11.15 – 12.30pm 

Keynote Session – Catherine Molloy

The Million Dollar Handshake – Get the best out of networking at the conference and create a conscious connection framework.

Launch of the AIQS/NZIQS BIM Best Practice Guide

3rd International QS BIM Conference – AIQS Presentation  

12.30 – 1.30pm Exhibitor Showcase & Lunch
1.30 – 3.00pm              Concurrent Session 1  
Project Management Sustainability BIM

Coaching the Team Towards High-Performance: Facilitation for Infrastructure Delivery

Dr Dominic Ahiaga-dagbui, Deakin University

Growth of South African Green Building: Stakeholder Perspectives on Professional Skills Required

Danie Hoffman, University of Pretoria

A Comparative Study of BIM Contract Conditions Among Hong Kong, UK and US

Dr Paul HK Ho, City University of Hong Kong

3rd International QS BIM Conference – HKIS Presentation

Measuring End-User Delight: Is Success in Project Design and Delivery Enough?

Muath Abu Arqoub, Bond University

Towards Decision Making on Carbon Reduction Over the Building Life Cycle – An Empirical Study

Dr Peter S.P Wong, RMIT University

Developing New Standards of Measurement for Building Works in Malaysia

Sharifah Noraini Noreen Syed Ibrahim Al-Jamalullail, Perunding DMA Sdn. Bhd.

3rd International QS BIM Conference – RISM Presentation


The Implementation of Incentive Schemes in Construction Contracting

Liuying Zhu, City University of Hong Kong

The Impact of Education on Construction and Demolition Waste Management in Victoria

Samuel Burleigh, Deakin University

Grassroots to Grandeur: Quantity Surveyors, Heritage Building Conservation & BIM

Noor Azeyah Khiyon, University Of Reading Malaysia

3.00 – 3.30pm  Exhibitor Showcase & Altus Group Afternoon Tea  
3.30 – 5.00pm               Concurrent Session 2  
 Risk Management Project Controls/ Cost Management BIM

Alliance Procurement– Promises, Truths, and Behaviours

Dr Alexia Nalewaik, AACE International & Prof Anthony Mills, Deakin University

A Comparison of Sustainability and Financial Performance of Family Controlled and Non-family Controlled Listed Property Firms in Malaysia

Lam Tatt Soon, Taylor’s University

BIM and the Role of the Quantity Surveyor

Andrew Brady, GRC Quantity Surveyors

3rd International QS BIM Conference – AIQS Presentation

Data Mining, Benchmarking to Achieve Cost Intelligence

Zheng Wang, Eclipse Cs Pty Ltd

The Extent of Use of Risk Management Techniques in the Construction Industry (In South Africa)

Shoayb Loonat, Enumerate Consulting

The Possible Effect of Digital in Construction to the Cost Engineering and Quantity Surveying Profession

Seah Eugene, Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd

3rd International QS BIM Conference – SISV Presentation

Risk Responsive Framework for Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings: A Case of Sri Lanka

Dr Gayani Karunasena, Deakin University

Identifying VM Training and VM Certification Components for Facilitators and Co-Facilitators

Dr Mei-yung Leung, City University of Hong Kong

The Rise of BIM and The Next Chapter for QS

Sharon Yap, Altus Group

 5.00pm Cocktail Reception sponsored by Construction Consultants  


8.45 – 9.00am Registration
9.00 – 10.30am

Managing the Machines:  Human-Computer Relationships in the 4th Industrial Age

Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University

Treetop Life in the Concrete Jungle – Timber Structures as Game Changers

Natasha Carter, RLB & Paolo Lavisci, WoodSolutions

Launch of the AIQS Bank Report Guidance Note
10.30 – 11.00am Exhibitor Showcase & Morning Tea
11.00 – 12.30pm     Concurrent Session 3
New Directions for QS/CE Cost Management Innovation in Construction BIM

Importance of Quantity Surveyors and Reporting to Financial Institutions

Peter Clack, Ralph Beattie Bosworth

Reliable Sum Insured: A Proposed Cost Model

Inge Pieterse, University of Pretoria

Toward Understanding the Adoption of Innovation in Construction – A Systematic Review

Liang Qi, RMIT University

Transport for NSW Digital Engineering Framework

Simon Vaux, Transport for NSW

Don’t Park Risk in a No-Standing Zone

Alison Mirams, Roberts Pizzarotti Pty Ltd

Life Cycle Costing (LCC): Insights, Oversights, Foresights

Dr Olubukola Tokede, Deakin University

Design for Manufacturing & Assembly – Prefabricated Pre-Finished Volumetric Construction (DfMA – PPVC)

Sze Boon Khoo, Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers/Arcadis Singapore

BIM Take Off: What Could Possibly Go Wrong

Tony Shaw, Exactal

Integrated Development Team Approach to Defence Projects

Bob Baird, Department of Defence

Lifecycle Predictive Modelling using Data Science

Dr Patrick O’Donnell & Dr Inna Kolyshkina, Analytikk Consulting Services

Towards A New Era of Modular Buildings: A Critical Review of Prefabricated Pre-finished Volumetric Construction (PPVC)

Linda Tivendale, Deakin University

Introduction to Elemental Design Analysis (EDA) Technique & Integration of EDA into BIM

Keh Liang Chin, Perunding PCT Sdn Bhd

3rd International QS BIM Conference – RISM Presentation

12.30 – 1.30pm

Exhibitor Showcase & Lunch


1.30 – 3.00pm              Concurrent Session 4   
Infrastructure International Law & Standards Costs in Sustainability BIM

Professional Services – Industry Capacity, Competency and Resilience to cope with the planned infrastructure pipeline, the ‘Infrastructure Bubble’

Rolland Lindsay, WSP Australia

ISO 41000 Series: International FM standards

Stephen Ballesty, In-Touch Advisory

Evaluation of the Impact of Cash flow on Sustainable Construction Projects Performance in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

Dr Anjiba Lamptey – Puddicombe, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

The Impact of BIM on Quantity Surveyor’s Role – The Contractor Perspective

Aravinda Adhikari, City University of Hong Kong

BIM and globalization of labor force

Tse Tung, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

3rd International QS BIM Conference – HKIS Presentation

The role of the Quantity Surveyor in PPPs

Tom Perkin, Macquarie Bank

Collaborative Contracting – Is the Singapore Construction Industry Ready?

Sze Boon Khoo, Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers/ Arcadis Singapore

Life-Cycle Cost Optimization Models for Green Buildings:  A Literature Review

Charith Kaushalya Fernando, Napier & Blakeley


Research on the Third-Party Supervision Mechanism of PPP Projects in China

Dr Xiang Wang, Tianjin University

Legal Consensus as to Embargo Claims in the Gulf Region: An Investigative Study

Dr Chandana Jayalath, University of Vocational

Technology, Sri Lanka

Blockchain for Construction Supply Chains: A Literature Synthesis

Navodana Rodrigo, Western Sydney University

Quantity Surveyor’s Initiatives in BIM Conversion and Enhancement Process

Lam Tatt Soon, Taylor’s University

3.00 – 3.30pm Exhibitor Showcase & Afternoon Tea   
3.30 – 5.00pm         Concurrent Session 5   
Construction Technology & Innovation Industry Relationships Global Cost Management Time Management & Leadership

A Review of Defects In Low-Rise Residential Buildings in the Australian State of Victoria

Dr Argaw Gurmu, Deakin University & Dr Vidal Paton-Cole, University of Melbourne

The QS Gender Gap – attracting new talent Through strong role models

AIQS Diversity Committee

The Global Project Cost Management Profession

Dr Peter Smith, UTS


Presentation & Workshop

 Crunch Time: How Leaders Deliver to Deadline Without Killing Themselves in the Process

Alena Bennett

Olympic Feat:  How Los Angeles Metro is Managing Transit Upgrades

Julie Owen, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Analysis of International versus Russian Estimating Standards

Dr Sean Regan, ICEC

Workshop Continued.

Contractors’ Learning and Innovation in Collaborative Environments: A Conceptual Framework

Nipuni Sumanarathna, The University of Hong Kong

Cost Engineers and politicians – the perfect partnership

Laurie Bowman, Synchrony

Fundamental Concepts of Budgeting and the Importance of Matrix Budget Use in the Construction Industry

Prof Rafael Vargas Pontes, IBEC 

Workshop Continued.

6.30pm Conference Dinner (Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf)




8.45 – 9.00am Registration
9.00 – 10.30am Concurrent Session 6
Project Management Project Controls/Cost Management BIM

Enhancing Predictability to Achieve World-Class Projects Performance

Mark White, Hexagon PPM

Owner Cost Estimate Reviews

Allen C. Hamilton, Project Management Associates

BIM and Architects’ Jobs in Japanese Building Projects

Dr Takashi Kaneta, Kyoto University

Implementation and Utilisation of Value Management Practice in Construction Cost Management Practice in Nigeria

Aminu Bashir, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Types, Causes, Effects of Variations in Residential Building Projects in UAE

Kushani Athapaththu, Turner & Townsend

Adopting technology for better cost advice

Silas Loh, RLB Singapore
3rd International QS BIM Conference – SISV Presentation

Cultural Basic Assumptions of Consultant Sub-Culture In Public Sector Construction Projects: Case Studies In Sri Lanka

Aruma Upasakage Aparna Anandi Samaraweera, University of Moratuwa

Coordination of Interleaved Corporate Schedules as Multiple Projects Cost Controls

Dinko Bacun, Indicio D.o.o.

BIM Roundup and the Way Forward – Where to From Here?

A Facilitated Discussion

10.30 – 11.00am Exhibitor Showcase & Morning Tea
11.00 – 12.45pm Keynote Session – Enhanced Market Benefits Through ICMS
 Morag Baird, Senior Manager Global Infrastructure Hub
Simon Squire, Head of Cost Planning, Centre of Excellence, Lendlease
 Gerry O’Sullivan, ICMS Standard Setting Committee Secretary
Facilitator: Mark Chappé, Director Rider Levett Bucknall (ACT)
Keynote Session – Andrew Lock
The only Australian in history to climb all fourteen of the world’s 8000 metre peaks, including Mt Everest, twice during a sixteen year odyssey.
Closing Ceremony & Announcement of New Office Bearers
12.45pm Exhibitor Showcase & Closing Drinks