Singapore – The built environment sector is changing the way it designs, builds, and operates to sustain competitiveness while addressing challenges such as climate change and manpower scarcity and keeping in step with the Singapore Green Plan 2030. Cutting-edge technologies like 3D scanning, IoT powered energy and facilities solutions, Integrated Digital Delivery for projects along with insights and thought leadership are what attendees can expect at the International Built Environment Week (IBEW) Conference and its trade exhibition, BEX Asia.
IBEW runs from 5-9 September 2022 with the tentpole IBEW Conference and BEX Asia, from 6-8 September 2022. Both events will be held in-person at Sands Expo & Convention Centre.
This year, BEX Asia is expected to showcase some 200 brands and solutions from over 20 countries, and to host more than 10,000 professionals and decision makers from Singapore, the region and beyond. It will feature a wide range of solutions for the built environment including HVAC, robotics systems, building materials, energy management, IoT sensors, and digitalisation. Digitalisation solutions in particular is a strong focus in BEX Asia 2022, in line with the evolving demands from the built environment industry.
Mr Yip Je Choong, Managing Director of RX Singapore, the organiser for BEX Asia 2022, said: “The pandemic has accentuated the need for the built environment industry to accelerate digital transformation. As the region’s premier market intelligence platform for the sector, it is imperative that we serve as an accelerator for the industry to move towards smarter and more sustainable future. With the built environment industry entering the upward cycle, we hope BEX Asia 2022 will help unearth new opportunities and drive profitable business relations.”
This year’s BEX Asia is held just when the Built Environment industry is rapidly adopting new digital technologies, which have proven their worth during the last two years, to enhance business resilience and as part of Singapore’s industry transformation roadmap for the sector.
A strong array of tech and digital companies like Autodesk, Cupix and Hitachi Asia will be featuring their latest technologies and solutions that will revolutionise the industry. Companies who embraced digital technologies have seen a return on their investment.
Visitors can also participate in the Singapore Polytechnic’s digital readiness self-assessment survey to find out how their company can leverage data and artificial intelligence to maintain competitiveness. They can choose to follow up with a free face-to-face in-depth consultation. Other highlights at BEX Asia 2022 include technical seminars and networking events.
Further driving the conversation on cutting-edge building technologies will be IBEW Conference. Featuring a stellar line up of over 65 industry leaders and domain experts, IBEW Conference will tap on their expertise and views on the latest technologies and trends that cover three core pillars, Sustainability & Green Economy, Technology & Innovation and Leadership & Future Growth. Speakers include:
- Mr. Moshe Safdie, Founder, Safdie Architects
- Prof Jason Pomeroy, Founding Principal, Pomeroy Studio & Pomeroy Academy
- Ar. Tang Kok Thye, President, Singapore Green Building Council
- Mr. Pierre-Eric Saint-Andre, Chairman & CEO, Bouygues Bâtiment International
- Er. Dr. Johnny Wong, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Building), Housing Development Board
IBEW Conference will also bring together some 400 CEOs and senior management of major developers, builders, specialist suppliers, consultants, solution and service providers, and financiers in an exclusive, by invite-only ‘CEOs in Conversation’ on 8 September. Themed “Leading Together, Co-creating Success”, this session will see leaders from Building and Construction Authority, ONG&ONG, Keppel Land, Obayashi Singapore and McKinsey & Company discussing and sharing what the built environment firms can do collectively to accelerate growth.
Another highlight that participants to the IBEW 2022 can look forward to is the site visits to exemplary projects in Singapore which include Avenue South Residence, the world’s tallest PPVC project and BCAA, a development that exemplifies productivity improvement and adoption of multi DfMA (Design for Manufacturing & Assembly) technologies, just to name a few. The site visits will be held a day before the Conference, i.e., on 5 September.