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Expanding Digitalisation to 5D BIM Cost Management


Singapore, 21 August 2019 - Surbana Jurong, one of the largest Asia-based urban, infrastructure and management services consulting firms, and Glodon, a leading digital technology company in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on developing advanced digital capabilities in the specialized areas of quantity surveying and cost management to support the further development of the construction industry in Singapore and Asia.



This effort is well aligned with one of the key thrusts in the Construction Industry Transformation Map, as part of Singapore’s efforts to transform the construction industry by improving its overall efficiency and effectiveness through leveraging on technology and innovation.

Essentially, Surbana Jurong and Glodon will work together to expand the adoption of a technology known as 5D Building Information Modelling (BIM), which supports the effective quantification of construction materials based on models constructed in the BIM environment. By having better visibility of the quantities and associated costs at the building design stage, designers and architects would be better able to understand how their designs affect costs of the whole project. This in turn helps project owners to have better budget control.

Under the MOU, Surbana Jurong and Glodon will focus on three key areas:

1. Digitization of the Quantity Surveying workflow using the concept of 5D BIM and e-Tender Solution

2. Develop a BIM execution plan to deploy 5D BIM effectively

3. Test bedding of a BIM payment feature using a proprietary measurement software



Mr James Liu Qian, Board Director and Senior Vice President, Glodon, said, “To date, the important areas of quantity surveying and cost management in the construction industry have still not tapped the full potential of digitalisation in capturing better connectivity with construction projects using BIM.

Cubicost is an end-to-end 5D BIM technology which combines all solutions in the form of smart automation through one common platform. One of the world-leading digital building platform service providers, Glodon develops professional digital applications and solutions through BIM, cloud computing, big data, Internet of Things, mobile Internet and artificial intelligence. In Singapore, Cubicost technology has a market coverage of more than 25% among building contractors and over 43% among A-grade contractors.”

Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group Chief Executive Officer, Surbana Jurong, added, “With our focus to develop smart urban cities, we need to be equipped with effective and proven technologies to strengthen our end-to-end service delivery to our clients. Our digitalisation efforts in recent years have yielded promising results, and we are committed to continue to work with like-minded partners such as Glodon in our digitalisation journey. We are moving towards 5D BIM and through this partnership with Glodon, we will be able to fully leverage Cubicost, a 5D BIM-based solution, to deliver cost effective solutions to our clients.”




About Glodon & Cubicost
Glodon Company Limited was founded in 1998 in China and listed on the Shenzhen SME Board in May 2010. Glodon has around 4,500 employees at more than 50 branches in China and 15 offices in the international market such as US, Finland, UK, UAE, Sweden, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

Glodon focuses on the entire lifecycle of construction projects and delivers first-class products and services to promote modernization and digitalization of the AEC industry.
Cubicost is a new brand of Glodon in the international market. Cubicost BIM suite is comprised of four individual BIM-based software products (TAS, TRB, TME, TBQ) that are focused on different needs of Quantity Surveying and 5D BIM Cost Management business. All these four products together virtually cover all general requirements in the engineering cost estimation and management business. Moreover, the BIM model and related data can be easily transferred between four products, bringing you the most professional, efficient and accurate BIM cost estimation and management experience.

As a BIM solution provider for cost estimation which is different from traditional methods, Cubicost enables data and model sharing among other popular software from upstream to downstream in the industry. Explore more from us, please visit www.cubicost.com .


About Surbana Jurong
Surbana Jurong is one of Asia’s largest urban, infrastructure and management services consulting firms. Leveraging technology and creativity, Surbana Jurong provides the best-in-class consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of the urbanization and infrastructure domains.
Headquartered in Singapore, the Surbana Jurong Group has a global workforce of more than 16,000 employees in 120 offices across 40 countries in Asia, Australia, UK, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. The Surbana Jurong Group member companies comprise SMEC and Robert Bird Group in Australia, Sino-Sun in China, AETOS, KTP, SAA in Singapore and B+H in Canada.
Our motto, ‘Building Cities, Shaping Lives’, reflects Surbana Jurong’s commitment to create spaces and infrastructure to incorporate an ecosystem where communities can live, work and play harmoniously.
With a proven track record of close to 70 years, Surbana Jurong Group has built more than a million homes in Singapore. Globally, the Group has extensive involvements in developing master plans and rich experiences in building industrial parks. For more information, please visit https://surbanajurong.com .


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