AIQS to feature at BILT ANZ 2018!

Once again in 2018, the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) will join us as an official supporter at BILT ANZ in Brisbane.  In 2017, we were joined by Peter Clack, the then president of the AIQS. We had a number of sessions geared for Quantity Surveyors, that sparked some fantastic discussions centred around the future of the QS industry and how it stands to benefit from better use of technology. Discussion was also held on the benefits to the project on early involvement of the QS in the modelling process.

Based on feedback, for this year’s event we’ve put together a schedule with multiple sessions that are geared for multiple types of professionals. AIQS (and BILT, in support) see that the future of our industry is best served by actively breaking down the silos traditionally present. A more engaged team that is more attuned to how each can best contribute will more effectively achieve set outcomes. Where some have been absent and less effective, they need to be more proactive and we need to embrace them.

AIQS is very much on the front foot in realising the potential impacts technology could have on their profession; they have assembled a BIM committee focused on specific objectives. It will be very interesting to see more of their achievements and goals over the foreseeable future, because of the value a more BIM-savvy Quantity Surveyor can contribute to a project, to a project’s team, and to a client’s organisation.

CPD point claims associated with BILT ANZ 2018 will be recognised by AIQS on a basis of 1 point per hour of learning (i.e. conference sessions). If you attend all three days, you are therefore eligible for up to 16 CPD points.  Moreover, BILT is offering a 20% discount on registration to AIQS members.

There are many sessional offerings that would suit Quantity Surveyors, Estimators and Project Managers alike, as they are focused on topics such as Project Management, Project Planning and Project Controls – all with a BIM flavour. If you want to know more about how to how to make best use of BIM to de-risk your projects, join us May 24-26 at BILT ANZ!


For those curious about what are some good sessions to go to – here’s a list of suggested sessions (the most directly relevant are highlighted in bold).


Day 1 – Thursday:

Session Title Speaker
1.2 We’re back!!!  How the QS can bolster your bench on BIM projects Peter Clack, RBB
Case Study: Melbourne Private Jet Base Kurt Nolan and Sash Jojic, Hutchinson Builders
1.3 Garbage in, garbage out: Defining the Clients Information Requirements Glenn Jowett, Beca
5D BIM: Our Journey to Digital Delivery Keeley Pomeroy, AECOM
Leveraging Technological innovation for Project Delivery – Project Case Study – Autohaus Newstead Chris Pilcher, JHG
1.4 Improving productivity and asset outcomes through the consistent adoption of BIM Teresa Scott, APCC
Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Rocklea to Darra – Stage 1 Project: A Case Study on the introduction of BIM as a Pilot Project for TMR Stuart Cook, BGE Engineering
1.5 A clients approach to BIM on a multi-form, multi-stage Integrated Resort Development – Queens Wharf Alastair Brook, PDC
How to KISS an Exquisite Model – A contractor’s simple philosophy and serious undertaking on BIM in large complex projects Kevin Pan, CBP Construction
Government BIM Mandates – the hype and the substance Dave Foley, AECOM with Panellists


Day 2 – Friday:

Session Title Speaker
2.2 BIM is not just for buildings! Unitywater’s adoption of BIM on a Sewerage Treatment Plant + integration with Enterprise Asset Management Ivan Beirne, Unitywater and Toby Maple, AECOM
Business Development and Market Penetration for Directors, Partners, Those Aspiring & Who Must Sell Services Mark Jeffery, ODG Solutions
Why BIM Costs Money – A view from a QS Keeley Pomeroy, AECOM
LAB: Construction Planning: How to do 4D Michael Cook, Solid Support
2.3 FIND YOUR FOCUS – Manage your brain, energy and time to be your best Katherine Mair, M.A.D. Mindworks
Managing risk in a Time Machine through augmented reality – a live demonstration Pieter Rautenbach, Red Arrow
Pushing the boundaries of Cost & Time Matt Hemming, Mitchell Brandtman
2.4 The Evolution of You as a Leader Mark Jeffery, ODG Solutions
Devil is in the Detail: A case study on Procurement and managing BIM projects Jason Howden, WAM
The gospel of the good LOD according to Kev Kevin Thickett, Aurecon
Dimensions to BIM: Linking 3D to 4D and 5D Case studies Scott Beazley, Mitchell Brandtman
LAB: Drawing and Model Audits and Dashboarding Shanoc Halliday, A2K Technologies
LAB: Auditing your Content to succeed on your next project Dominic Martens, UNIFI
2.5 Forum on Change/Leadership TBD
Using Data To Fix What BIM Broke David Spehar, dRofus
Save trees! Can we get to paperless construction documentation? Scott Crichton, BVN
BIM-MEPAUS Revit Template Workflows Brendon Upton, A2K Technologies


Day 3 – Saturday:

Session Title Speaker
3.1 Industry BIM Update 2018 Mark Cronin, PTA
Advance Your Digital Agenda Through Persuasion and Influence Phil Lazarus, Aurecon
PDF based Project Coordination with Bluebeam Revu. Shanoc Halliday, A2K Technologies
Strategic BIM. The key components to successfully deliver a BIM Strategy and framework for an organisation. Rebecca De Cicco, Digital Node
LAB: Open BIM model checking workflow using Solibri Model Checker Mark Horrocks, c/- Central Innovation
3.2 Schedule your BIM: Who does what how and when Stewart Caldwell, Russell & Yelland
Queensland Government – the path to widescale adoption of BIM across the state Andrew Curthoys, DILGP and Toby Maple, AECOM
3.3 UTS Central Building 02, BIM Case Study: Autodesk vs Graphisoft, Consultants vs Contractor, Design vs Construction, ECI vs Managing Contactor Tyrone Padayachee, Richard Crookes Construction and Owen Sharp, FJMT
The New Zealand BIM Handbook Steven Davis, Assemble
The Worst BIM Projects – A Case Study of How BIM Can Go Wrong, and How to Avoid the Pain Luke Johnson
3.4 Chameleon Yoga BIM – Flexible Digital Collaboration Matt Wash, BVN
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane: Transformational BIM Quinton Cooper, Cottee Parker
Working with multiple generations Desiree Mackey, Martin & Martin
Transitioning from 2D structures to 3D models in Civil Infrastructure Adam McCormick, AECOM


This list is subject to change – it’s best to refer to the BILT ANZ event schedule that will be updated for any changes made prior to the event.


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