Digital & Automated Construction

in Infrastructure and Railway Projects

Digital & Automated Construction 2019

& MRT Corp BIM Day 2019



Sunway Putra Hotel

Kuala Lumpur


MRTC Project



Digital & Automated Construction and MRT Corp BIM Day 2019, proudly brought to the industry by Cinnotek International Group which took place on 27 & 28 March 2019 at Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia, aimed at discussing the global trends and its associated challenges in Digital & Automated Construction, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and other technologies.

In Day 1, our specially curated speakers covered the topics include digital transformation in Asia-Pacific and other regions, BIM Level 2, global virtual design and construction (VDC) adoption, GIS reality modeling, VR and AR in virtual design and construction process and other associated emerging technologies. In addition to that, the highlight of Day 1 was the BIM Level 2 accreditation ceremony of MRT Corp. This certification set MRT Corp as the 1st major Rail Infrastructure Owner and Developer in Asia to achieve this full accreditation to BIM Level 2.

In Day 2, participants were given valuable opportunity to visit the CIDB MyBIM Centre, KL Malaysia which showcased the current projects implementing BIM application.  



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Er. Poh Seng Tiok

Director, Planning and Design of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Corp, Malaysia

Er. POH Seng Tiok is the Director – Planning and Design of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Corp, Malaysia, implementing the MRT projects in Kuala Lumpur. Er. Poh has more than 20 years’ experience in large-scale mass transit, railway design and construction projects in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and other parts of Asia. He manages the MRTC design group comprising disciplines such as Architectural, Civil & Structural, Alignment, Geotechnical & Tunnels, Interface Coordination, BIM/GIS, Programme & Planning, Development Building Control and Transport Planning. He is also a member of MRT Corporation BIM Steering Committee, which monitors and oversees the BIM implementation strategy for MRT projects delivered by the Corporation. Recently, Er. Poh led his team to win an international BIM awards for MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya line engineering design.

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Ir Dr. Julian Lee

Chief Executive & Founder, Cinnotek International Group

Ir Dr. Julian Lee is Principal at Cinnotek International Group, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore. He is serving the Civil Engineering Society as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering in the University of Hong Kong and also as the Deputy Chief Structural Engineer at the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch) of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Ir Dr. Lee is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Member of Institute of Civil Engineer (MICE), UK and member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (MHKIE), Hong Kong. Prior to his current position, he was formerly Principal Civil Engineer at Genesis Energy Ltd, New Zealand, and he has also served as Senior Manager – Research and Development of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), Hong Kong, and as Lead Engineer (Civil and Structural) of Worley Parsons Pte Ltd, Singapore. Since 1998, he has managed various infrastructure and building projects in the Asia Pacific region, as well as various construction-related research projects. The projects cover construction areas including structural steel, construction technology, sustainability for green building development, construction health and safety, BIM, construction materials and productivity.

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Chris Vorster

Digital Engineering Leader, Arup, New Zealand

Chris Voster is an experience BIM Manager and Leader. He is currently taking the role of Digital Engineering Leader, Arup, New Zealand. He has 17 years’ experience working in the engineering industry as a design detailer, software developer and technical trainer. His responsibilities include Head of Department (CAD Office Practice) at a tertiary educational institution with 11 campuses across South Africa, Programming Manager, Technical Consultant and Autodesk Certified Trainer at Prokon Software Consultants, National BIM Leader at Calibre Consulting, BIM Manager at Architectus. Chris also processes technical expertise in Autodesk software, including AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Navisworks, Autodesk Infraworks, AutoCAD Structural Detailing / AutoCAD Advance Steel, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis and Autodesk Simulation Mechanical. He is also playing an active role in the technical sessions at the Autodesk University in Las Vegas.

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Paul King

Solution Director, Bentley Systems, Australia

Paul King is a passionate advocate of construction innovation and global best practice for using technology solutions in the built environment. As a chartered engineer with broad experience of designing and constructing infrastructure, he enjoys helping organisations and projects to develop competitive advantage, generate business improvement and manage risk. In his current role at Bentley, Paul works across SEA region, India and AUS/NZ, advising construction industry on collaborative working and BIM.

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Prof Thomas Bock

Professor of Building Realization & Robotics, Tecnische Universitat Munchen (TUM)

Professor Thomas Bock is a Professor of building realization and robotics at Technische Universität München (TUM). He got his education in architecture at Stuttgart University in Germany, in engineering at IIT in Chicago in USA as Fulbright Scholar and in construction automation and robotics at University of Tokyo in Japan. He spent 10 years abroad mostly in EU, USA and Japan. Professionally he worked in the prefabrication industry for precast concrete elements in Germany and Iran, designed and built in Germany, Spain and Costa Rica. Academically he focuses 35 years on automation and robotics in building construction, from the planning, prefabrication, on site production and utilization phases to the reorganization and deconstruction of a building. He started the national French commission “robotique en BTP” in 1989 as “poste rouge” employee at CNRS. He was also involved in the development of 50+ robotic systems for stationary production of modules made in concrete-masonry- timber- steel, on site robotic systems, automated construction and deconstruction sites and mechatronic building subsystems for daily life/ work support. He holds honorary doctor and professorship degrees and visiting professorships. Professor Bock serves on several editorial boards, heads various working commission and groups of international research organizations, and has authored and co-authored 450 articles and the recent 5 volume Construction Robotics handbook series at Cambridge University Press.

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Ir Ronan Collins

Head of Project Information Management, Gamuda, Malaysia

Ir Ronan Collins graduated from University College Dublin with BEng in 1996. He worked for Arup in 1996-2002. In 2003-2010 he was Managing Director of Civil & Structural Computing (HK); Managing Director InteliBuild Groupe Canam / Canam Goup 2010-2016 in Hong Kong; Managing Director InteliBuuild 2003-2016 in Hong Kong. He then joined AECOM Malaysia as Executive Director in 2016-2018. Recently he joined Gamuda as Head of Project Information Management in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ronan is Civil & structural engineer, Project Information Management Professional, BIM (Building Information Management), VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) specialist, and experienced speaker and narrator passionate about Construction. Ronan Collins is committed to driving innovation and digital transformation in the construction industry in Malaysia. He believes that the business benefits provided by a well-planned digital engineering BIM processes will transform the way we design, construct and maintain our infrastructure and buildings. Throughout his career, he has implemented digital solutions and services for large scale developments including airports, hotels, residential complexes, railway stations, educational facilities, exhibition centres, casinos and complex industrial projects all around the world. As a certified Professional Project Manager, he is able to provide expert advice on how to specify and how to plan the implementation of BIM processes. He is always willing to share his knowledge, experiences (good and bad) and guidance on project specifications, training and technical support for people working with BIM. Given a chance to speak at conferences, he openly share his ideas and suggestions on how to get the maximum value from BIM, digital engineering and virtual construction. Using examples from recent projects, he does his best to provide practical insights on the dos and don’t of digital transformation for engineering and construction.