14 AUGUST 2021 (SATURDAY) - Thirty-three (33) participants, professionals from construction industry field as well as students of the built environment attended the webinar organised by Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI)

The moderator for the webinar is Associate Professor Dr Khairul Anwar bin Mohamed Khaidzir, a member of the academia at the Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He is also the former Deputy Director of ISI.  The three invited guest speakers for the webinar are Ts. Muhammad Khairi bin Sulaiman, BIM Expert from Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia (JKR), Ts. Mohd Rizal bin Mohd Rosly, Chief Operating Officer for BIMASIA Sdn. Bhd and Associate Profesor Surveyor Dr Kherun Nita Binti Ali, Head of Building Information Modelling Center for Digital Innovations and Solutions (BIMCDIS) Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, UTM. The topics discussed in the webinar are the lessons from before BIM and the journey to BIM engagement in the Malaysian context, the importance of Common Data Environment (CDE) in building projects and the requirement and challenges of BIM collaboration.

The webinar is to highlight the importance of BIM in the construction industry. It is also part of ISI commitment to disseminate the BIM knowledge and awareness, which aspires to ensure the sustainability of the built environment and construction industry. In the opening remark, Profesor Dr Syed Ahmad Iskandar bin Syed Ariffin, the Executive Director of ISI stated, "Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process for creating and managing information on a construction project lifecycle. The advantages of BIM are applicable with any project size and most impactful when working with large construction projects, where you'll be able to benefit heavily from clash detection, cost tracking, and scheduling. The ability to share these relevant data with all of the project participants makes BIM an excellent collaboration tool in general."

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