12TH MARCH 2019


In-Collaboration with Prota Asia Sdn Bhd

Date: 12th March 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00am – 1:30pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom 1, Level 11, Double Tree By Hilton, Johor Bahru
Speaker: Mr. Nigel Watts & Mr. Kong Chee Huat, Prota Asia Sdn Bhd

BEM Approved CPD/PDP Hours: 4.0
Ref No.: IEM18/PP/071/C


BIM, Building Information Modelling, is rapidly changing the face of the engineering and construction industry. Paper drawings are being replaced with 3D computer based models containing all the information required to design, fabricate and construct structures more efficiently and economically than ever before. Naturally this is placing new challenges and demands on industry players including engineers, architects and contractors to adapt to the changing landscape this technology brings.

In this year’s seminar series, we will examine leading BIM technology and how this is being used in industry to improve project delivery. Find out more about BIM and hear from industry experts on how they are taking advantage of BIM technology to transform their businesses. Learn how BIM technology can be effectively used to design multi-material structures, automatically produce and manage high quality drawing and calculation documentation, and share 3D information with Architects, Owners and other project stakeholders. See first-hand how 3D design models can be further refined to produce constructible information including steel and rebar fabrication detailing.


BIM and Beyond: Digital Transition in Construction
Unveiling ProtaStructure 2019 - Integrated Multi-Material Design Solution for Building Systems
Revolutionary Automated Detailing, Drawing Management & Component Design with ProtaDetails 2019
Introducing ProtaSteel 2019 - Revolutionary Automated Connection Design and Steel Detailing
Understanding BIM and ProtaBIM 2019

About the Speakers

Mr. Nigel Watts graduated from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand with a Civil Engineering Degree in 1995. Currently, he is a Managing Director for Prota Asia. He has more than 20 years of engineering experience in the Asia Pacific region having worked in consultancy, software development and construction in New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. This included 8 years consulting experience working in New Zealand and Singapore with Beca on large scale residential, commercial and infrastructural developments. Previously Nigel was the Asia Pacific Regional Director for structural software developers, CSC and was responsible for successfully expanding CSC’s presence in Asia successfully growing new markets including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand operations. He was instrumental in the development and adoption of design systems including Orion, Fastrak, Tedds and Solve which have become industry standard solutions for building design across much of Asia Pacific. Now Managing Director for Prota software, the originators of the building software design solution Orion, Nigel and his team are helping engineers adopt the latest building software technology using Prota Structures which brings together innovative solutions for integrated building design focused on BIM, 3D modelling, advance analysis and seismic design, the new Eurocodes, and automated design and detailing documentation.

Mr. Kong Chee Huat starting his career in the construction industry by the year of 1996 as junior site supervisor. After getting his Diploma in Civil Engineering from Port Dickson Polytechnic, he further studied in National University of Malaysia (UKM) to get his Honour degree in Civil & Structural Engineering in 2004. After graduation, because of his outstanding leadership and technical knowledge, he was chosen among many applicants to join the Sunway Construction. Mr. Kong gained wide experience and balance in both theory and practical before he joins the C&S software industry. 13 years in this field, he assisted many clients such as KTA Tenaga, University Malaysia Pahang, AECOM Malaysia, Jurutera JRK, University Technology of Malaysia to implement the latest structural software technology.

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