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in the spatial and surveying sciences: are we
ready for the paradox of progress?
Serene Ho, Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Centre for SDIs and Land Administration, The
University of Melbourne
Like many technological domains, those engaged in the
spatial and surveying sciences are being confronted
by a rapidly changing technological landscape. New
ICT innovations wax and wane but some like Building
Information Models (BIM), Open Data, Big Data and to
some extent, the notion of Smart Cities, are proving to
be more persistent because they present technological
opportunities that are meeting needs that we did not
think even existed or were possible to meet. The creation
of these new markets lead to these new technologies
being labelled as "disruptive innovations"
. This ability to
create new market share makes these innovations highly
appealing. However, well-known studies demonstrate
that these innovations have a destructive element: they
create new norms and values, socialising new consumers
by displacing from the incumbent market. This "creative
destruction" is the paradox of progress -- an endless cycle
of new industries and lost jobs that constitutes growth.
If the spatial and surveying industries are committed
to harnessing these new technologies and participate
in technological evolution, are we prepared to confront
the challenges of creative destruction? Can we predict
what stays and what goes? This presentation draws on
a recent case study of BIM implementation in Singapore
to demonstrate the challenges inherent in innovation and
provide some insight into the range of strategies used to
contend with the paradox of progress.
Urban positioning system -- 5cm accuracy
anywhere in the urban and built environments
David Whitfield, CEO, Founder, Geepers Pty Ltd:
Astrum Lighting Intelligence Pte Ltd
Traditional positioning systems are inaccurate and
unreliable in an urban environment and even more so
when we step inside a building. While iBeacons can
provide a partial solution to this, these types of systems
can not practically (economically) by rolled out across an
entire urban environment.
Enter the humble LED light. Over the next 10 years,
"most" lighting in our commercial and industrial zones
will be replaced by LED lighting. This will happen because
LEDis much more cost efficient to run.
Given this scenario, it makes sense then to embed
UPS technology into LED lights, providing a simple and
cost effective way to role out highly accurate, three
dimensional positioning systems across our cities -
effectively for very little cost.
including 3D data modelling, validation and visualisation. As
part of this study, the ePlan data model is being assessed to
determine how it may handle different scenarios of building
subdivisions in Victoria, with other alternatives (e.g. Building
Information Model) also being investigated.
An interactive 3D prototype has been designed and
developed to illustrate how the legal and physical objects
of a building subdivision plan can be stored, visualised and
queried in a 3D digital system.
This presentation will provide the current status of the LV
ePlan implementation, the 3D digital cadastre investigation
and a demonstration of the 3D ePlan prototype.
International property measurement standards
Dr Piyush Tiwari, Assistant Dean, The University of
Melbourne, Architecture and Planning
Wide variability in the way property assets -- such as
homes, offices or shopping centres -- are measured
globally poses challenges for investors, occupiers, facility
managers, developers and other stakeholders in property.
In parts of the world it is established practice to include
common areas (such as lift shafts, communal hallways) in
floor area measurements. In other parts of the world off-
site parking or even swimming pools get included in floor
area measurements. With so many different methods of
measurement in use, it makes it difficult for property users,
investors, occupiers and developers to accurately compare
space. A research by JLL shows that, depending on the
method used, a property's floor area can deviate by as much
as 24% across different markets.
The International Property Measurement Standards Coalition
(IPMSC) is an international group of professional and not-for-
profit organisations working together to develop and embed
a single property measurement standard. An International
Property Measurement Standard (IPMS) will ensure that
property assets are measured in a consistent way, creating a
more transparent marketplace, greater public trust, stronger
investor confidence, and increased market stability. The first
IPMS standard for office has already been drafted by the
independent Standards Setting Committee and establishes
a consistent methodology for measuring office buildings
around the world. Currently the Committee is working on
IPMS standard for residential property.
This talk will present briefly the rationale for IPMS, key
features in the context of office and residential properties
and its usefulness.
The risk of not having professional indemnity
insurance for professional practice
Paul Mather, General Manager, Australian
Consulting Surveyors Insurance Society
Paul will provide a brief overview of PI Insurance for
professional practices, give an update on some emerging
claims trends and Risk Management Strategies designed to
protect your business and your assets.
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