Session synopsis

The presentation will unpack the current interpretation of 5D BIM. We will look at what 5D could achieve it if was clearly defined and how considering 5D modelling requirements may benefit the entire project team. The presentation will highlight some of the reasons why Quantity Surveyors have been reluctant to move to model-based quantity extraction and will make suggestions as to how the quantity take-off approach could evolve to facilitate this and improve model data quality.

Why should people attend?

If you are currently in the process of implementing standards in your office or you think it’s about time to update them, this session will give you some guidance on where to start.




  • Graham Harding
    Graham Harding
    Middle East and Africa PCC Digital Lead - Aecom SA (Pty) Ltd

    Graham is a professional quantity surveyor with over 10 years’ experience.

    He is currently fulfilling the role of associate for the Cape Town AECOM office. Further to this, Graham is the AECOM Digital Lead for PCC, a role that sees him assuming overall responsibility for the development of BIM within the cost management teams of all AECOM offices in the Middle East and Africa.

    Diligent and transparent cost management is key to the successful delivery of any project. To achieve this, Graham in his role of Project , Cost Consulting (PCC) Digital Lead ensures that the best available tools, technologies and processes are implemented to ensure accurate and auditable construction cost reporting.

    He has worked for a diverse range of private sector clients in South Africa and has been keenly involved in various developments for local and regional government.

    Graham’s project expertise includes feasibility studies, contract documentation, cost planning and reporting, insurance claims, arbitration and litigation, cost management and financial audits of public and private projects including projects in South Africa.


Oct 21 2020

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