Using BIM to Your Advantage- A Guide for the QS/Estimator

Are you a QS or Estimator that has heard about BIM, but isn’t really sure where to start or how to make it work for you? This event is designed to show the QS/Estimator how they can use BIM to their advantage!


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We will cover an introduction to 5D BIM, plus delve into the benefits of BIM and explore effective BIM management processes you can use. You’ll soon see how easy it can be for your business to move into the BIM age and experience cost savings! Don’t miss this- places are limited.


Seminar Outlines




Clarence Mak
Product Specialist, Exactal

An introduction to 5D BIM, a look into how the QS/Estimator can generate quantities from the model, and an explanation of the benefits that BIM can bring to your business.



Alastair Brook
Project BIM Manager, PDC Group

Defining effective BIM management processes to benefit the QS/estimator, including optimizing models from various sources, specifically those from Navisworks, and an explanation of how data manipulation can work in your favour.



Speakers' Bio

Alastair Brook, Project BIM Manager, PDC Group

Alastair Brook is the Project BIM Manager at PDC Group, located in Perth Australia. Alastair holds both a Diploma of Building Design & Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science – Construction Management & Economics, where he graduated with First Class Honours. His past experience has seen him develop skills in construction management, design & construct management, strategic estimating, draftsperson & building design, BIM and project management. Currently, he is working on the $919M New Perth Stadium project, and has also previously worked as BIM Manager- Construction on the $1.2B Perth Childrens Hospital project. Alastair is an active member of the Australian Institute of Building, currently representing them on the Australian Procurement Construction Council & Australian Construction Industry Forum BIM Summit, and currently lectures on BIM at Curtin Universtity & Central TAFE.



Clarence Mak, Product Specialist, Exactal

Clarence Mak is a Product Specialist in the Hong Kong office of Exactal, the makers of on-screen measuring and estimating software CostX. At Exactal, Clarence provides frontline support for Malaysia-based clients and plays an important part in developing the product for the Asian market. Clarence received a Bachelor of Building Economics from University of Technology Sydney and since then has amassed almost ten years’ experience in the construction industry, working for companies such as Rider Levett Bucknall. He has a wealth of BIM experience, including developing BIM training for Exactal, and has travelled around the world giving CostX BIM training courses to some of Exactal’s largest clients.


Event Rundown




(with Coffee/Tea and Snacks served)




Presentation from Clarence Mak


Presentation from Alastair Brook


Q & A and Conclusions

CostX® Support

Video Demos

Product Family

CostX® Training

CostX® Viewer

CostX® Educational