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Master Builders Association Malaysia

Building & Construction Conference 2019:

Improving Competitiveness Through Digitalisation


YB Tuan Baru Bian 

Minister of Works, Malaysia




Kuala Lumpur
Convention Centre

The MBAM Building and Construction Conference 2019 with the theme “Improving Competitiveness Through Digitalisation” is organised by Master Builders Association Malaysia to change the game from reactive to proactive, from transaction to true process. A complete digital transformation is essential in staying ahead of the competition. Digitalisation must go beyond that of onsite software and siloed information storage to business apps that encompass cloud, social, big data, and artificial intelligence.


RM 700 
Non-MBAM Members

RM 550
MBAM Memembers &
BIPC Members

RM 200
MBAM Graduate Alumni & Undergraduate Students


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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.


Professor Christopher To

Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors / Barrister & International Arbitrator

Professor Christopher To is an Adjunct Professor of Law at City University of Hong Kong and currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He is a Barrister, international Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator. He is formally Secretary General of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and formally Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council (CIC, Hong Kong. He obtained a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Manufacturing Systems with Electronics from Glasgow Caledonian University and a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Law from City University of Hong Kong. He also holds a Master Degree in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution from City University of Hong Kong and a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law from the University of Northumbria as well as a Doctor of Philosophy from Stirling University and an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from Glasgow Caledonian University. In January 2007, Christopher was awarded the Young Global Leader 2007 status by the World Economic Forum to recognize the most distinguished 250 young leaders below the age of 40 from around the world.

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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.


Johnson Yim

CEO, E-Business Solutions Limited

Johnson Yim is the CEO of the E-Business Solutions Limited (EBSL). EBSL is a Hong Kong-based software technology company specializes in IoT and Mobility solutions. Johnson is a veteran information technology specialist who has rich practical experience in technology development from idea generation, research & development to real-life implementation. Johnson has over 20 years of solid experience in technology transfer, product development, project management and system development. He and his team have successfully applied IoT technology in a broad spectrum of application areas including asset and facility management, mobile workforce management, supply chain management, cold chain management, fleet management, passenger baggage tracking, library management, corpse management, etc. In 2017, the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has introduced a semi-automated robotic arm in departure baggage loading and reconciliation. EBSL, being an RFID technology expert, invented and implemented a bespoke RFID device that integrates with this robotic arm. The RFID device can automatically identify and verify every baggage loaded into the target flight and accurately records the specific ULD (unit load device) that houses the baggage. The increased automation in the baggage handling process also helps enhance workplace safety by reducing labour-intensive work. HK ICT Award 2018: Smart Mobility (Smart Logistics) Silver Award.

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Ir Derek So

Executive Director, Hip Hing Construction

Ir Derek So joined Hip Hing Construction in 2015 as an Executive Director. He graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1986 with an Associateship in Civil and Structural Engineering and qualified as a Chartered Structural Engineer in 1990. Mr So has over 31 years of experience in civil engineering and building construction in Hong Kong, India and the Middle East. Prior to joining Hip Hing, he worked at Gammon Construction and Ove Arup & Partners.




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