CIDB and Curtin Malaysia collaborating to organise BIM Proficiency Training in December

Miri – 29 October 2019 – The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Curtin Highway Infrastructure Research and Innovation Hub (CHIRI) and Curtin Civil Society (CCS) of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) will be co-hosting a ‘CIDB BIM Proficiency Training: BIM Concept & Theory’ training course with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) on 5 December 2019.

The course, which will be held at the Faculty of Engineering and Science building at Curtin Malaysia, will be an ideal opportunity for architects, engineers, contractors, surveyors and others in this region to learn about Building Information Modelling (BIM) concept and theory.

BIM is modelling technology and an associated set of processes to produce, communicate and analyse information throughout construction project life cycles.

The course will also serve as a prelude training course for those intending to attend the 1st Borneo Building Information Modelling (BIM) Symposium 2019 to be held at Curtin Malaysia from 6 to 7 December 2019. Participants of the course will receive certificates of attendance from BIM training provider myBIM Malaysia. They will also receive 15 CCD (Continuous Contractor Development) points for participating in the course.

Rofizlan Ahmad, Sharifuddin Umar and Azra Fakhiera Samsuddin of CIDB E-Construct Services Sdn. Bhd. (CIDBEC), the information technology and communications arm of CIDB, and Che Ahmad ‘Isyai Che Ahmad, Manager of the CIDB office in Miri, visited Curtin Malaysia recently to discuss the organising of the training course.

Hosting them was 1st Borneo Building Information Modelling (BIM) Symposium 2019 organising chairman Dr. Wong Kwong Soon and organising committee members Ir. Meheron Selowara Joo, Dr. Vera Loo and Dr. Sharon Yee Jia Huey, as well as Associate Dean, Research and Development Professor Ramasamy Nagarajan; Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching Associate Professor Tang Fu Ee; and Head of the Department of Civil & Construction Engineering Associate Professor Muhammad Ekhlasur Rahman.

It was agreed that CIDB and Curtin Malaysia will work together to promote the training course, and to encourage Curtin Malaysia’s students to gain more knowledge in BIM, they would be afforded a special rate to attend.

During their visit, the visitors were taken on a tour of the facilities in Curtin Malaysia’s Faculty of Engineering and Science building, including its modern distributed learning and collaborative learning rooms, and the lecture theatre that will be used for the training course.

Those who wish more information on the training course and 1st Borneo Building Information Modelling (BIM) Symposium 2019 can visit the symposium website at or email the symposium secretariat at

The symposium, which will be the first of its kind to be held in the region, is aimed at bringing together industry practitioners, engineers, researchers and academics to share and discuss their experiences in building information modelling and using building information in design and construction.

Dr Wong presenting souvenirs to Rofizlan, Sharifuddin and Azra Fakhiera of CIDBEC.

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