Inaugural Borneo Building Information Modelling Symposium to be held at Curtin Malaysia

Miri – 10 September 2019 – The Curtin Highway Infrastructure Research and Innovation hub (CHIRI), Department Civil and Construction Engineering and student-run Curtin Civil Society (CCS) of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) will be jointly hosting the 1st Borneo Building Information Modelling (BIM) Symposium 2019 at the university campus from 6 to 7 December 2019.

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.

Building information covers geotechnical, structural, hydraulic, highway and management aspects of civil and environmental engineering as well as construction management and quantity surveying. It also includes digital technology such as Internet of Things (IOT), drone technology and innovation on the use of building information.

Highlights of the symposium will include keynotes by experts from the Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and industry practitioners, as well as oral presentations by academics and engineers, on the latest developments in building information modelling nationally and globally on 6 December. There will also be a half-day workshop on building information modelling on 7 December.

In addition, a 1-day pre-symposium CIDB BIM Proficiency Training session on ‘BIM Concept & Theory’ by CIDB will be conducted on 5 December to prepare the participants with concepts and theories about BIM. Participants will receive certificates of attendance from myBIM Malaysia.

For more information on the pre-symposium training session and the symposium proper, visit the symposium website at or email the symposium secretariat at

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