CPD – Dubai – Measurement in a Digital World: The Impact of Technology on the QS Profession – 19 February 2020

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RICS is delighted to invite you to a CPD run on Measurement in a Digital World: The Impact of Technology on the QS Profession, which will be held on 19 February 2020 at the Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai Media City, Dubai.

Compare and investigate the various methods of measurement available on digital 2D and BIM drawings and their efficiencies, while highlighting common pitfalls and ways to mitigate them.

Technology is evolving every day and impacts all facets of daily life- including how a QS measures. But are new techniques such as BIM and digital measurement going to mean the QS profession becomes extinct? This CPD will investigate the different file types (both 2D and 3D/ BIM) commonly used in the industry and identify how to most effectively get quantities from each one. It will also demonstrate the advantages of BIM and how these can complement a current 2D setup and knowledge base.

If you’re interested in learning about how technology will allow you to capitalise on the available efficiencies and speed up the measurement process, rather than become replaced, be sure to register now for this CPD session.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand different drawing types and efficiencies available in each
  • Identify different pitfalls associated with each drawing type
  • Capitalise on above efficiencies to extract quantities quicker
  • Inform the profession that BIM can be embraced as complementary, not disruptive, to current set-ups.

Speaker: Herman van Eeden, Product Specialist, Exactal

About the Speaker

Herman is a Product Specialist with Exactal, the makers of CostX, the world leading estimating software, and based in Dubai.

He started his career as a Quantity Surveyor in South Africa prior to relocating to Dubai where he became chartered (MRICS) soon afterwards. He now spends his time training clients to use CostX; providing guidance on implementing software and making it fit into current workflows across numerous Consultants, Contractors and Developers within the GCC region.


Arjaan by Rotana

Dubai Media City, Dubai


18:00 to 18:30 – Coffee, networking & registration

18:30 to 19:30 – Presentation

19:30 to 20:00 – Q&A


Do not send payment via bank transfer as this form of payment is no longer acceptable for CPD events.

Please note: We are unable to reserve a place at this event unless payment is made through this secure payment portal.

The presentation will start promptly at 6:30pm. If you have not been signed in by this time (6:30pm), you will not be able to claim your 1.5 CPD hours.


TRN – 100002591400003

February 19 2020


Date: February 19
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: 60AED
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Arjaan by Rotana Dubai Media City

King Salman Bin Adbul Azziz Al Saud Street Dubai,
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