IBEW 2022: Building blocks for the future

IBEW 2022: Building blocks for the future

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, and 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 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.”

Digitalisation takes centre stage

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.

Autodesk will be showcasing its capabilities in the entire architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) lifecycle - Digital Twin success for all phases: Plan, Design, Build, Operate. In a case study shared by Autodesk, TÜV SÜD was able to optimise productivity and building performance right from the design phase when building its ASEAN HQ here in Singapore.

By carrying out Construction Design directly in Autodesk Revit, a BIM software, the project team saw design time savings on authoring and coordination level of 70 per cent compared with the market habit of creating the design in CAD software and then translating it into 3D models. As the successful project outcome, TÜV SÜD delivered the planned Building Lifecycle Solutions and optimisations with the interdisciplinary use of Autodesk tools, achieving a substantial reduction of the facade’s thermal value and lighting costs, as well as energy savings.

Visitors can experience one of the most advanced solutions from Korea, CupixWorks - a 3D digital twin platform that is constructed to support every stage of the built-world lifecycle. Powered by a third-generation artificial intelligence (AI) Gamma Engine, CupixWorks enables everyone in AEC to see 3D spatial context remotely from the office accurately.

CupixWorks solution comprises an easy-to-use mobile app and desktop unified building intelligence platform that offers confidence and control of job site quality, progress, and risk management from anywhere. Clark Construction Group in the United States has reaped benefits in using the solution. Currently, it has deployed the solution at over 17 projects since 2021.

Advancing its ‘Powering Good’ message, Hitachi Asia is featuring its smart building solutions that pave the way for a greener and more resource-efficient built environment.

Other well-known names in the built environment sector who will be present at BEX Asia include Camfil Singapore, Daikin Airconditioning Singapore, Nippon Paint, Singapore Polytechnic, Wavin Singapore, Ministry of Clean, Procore Technologies and Schindler Lifts (Singapore).

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. Please visit https://www.bex-asia.com/ for more information.

Further driving the conversation on cutting-edge building technologies will be IBEW Conference. Featuring a stellar lineup 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:

  • Moshe Safdie, Founder, Safdie Architects
  • ProfJason Pomeroy, Founding Principal, Pomeroy Studio & Pomeroy Academy
  • Tang Kok Thye, President, Singapore Green Building Council
  • Pierre-Eric Saint-Andre, Chairman & CEO, Bouygues Bâtiment International
  • Dr. Johnny Wong, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Building), Housing Development Board

Please refer to the website for more information on the programme.

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 technologies, just to name a few. The site visits will be held a day before the Conference, i.e., on 5 September.

Early bird registration

Early bird registration for IBEW 2022 is now open here.

The early bird registration rate for one-day and three-day passes are S$450 and S$690 respectively. Regular rates of S$500 (one-day pass) and S$1,100 (three-day pass) will apply after 6 August. All registration fees stated are before prevailing GST charges.

Visitors can also pre-register for their complimentary visitor pass to BEX Asia to skip the queues on 6-8 September here.

About International Built Environment Week (IBEW)

The International Built Environment Week (IBEW) is organised by BCA International, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Building and Construction Authority, in partnership with Reed Exhibitions Singapore, and supported by 12 Trade Associations and Chambers. Widely regarded as the most comprehensive event on the built environment in the Asia Pacific, the IBEW is the ideal platform for the global community to converge and share knowledge, exchange experiences and explore business opportunities. For more information, visit the official website at https://www.ibew.sg/.

About BEX ASIA

BEX Asia is the premier market intelligence platform for the built environment industry that fosters conversations amongst innovators, solution providers, distributors and sellers with decision makers, buyers and specifiers to generate successful business connections and leads. Buyers and sellers can expect a wide range of activities from exhibitions, technical seminars, business matchmaking and networking, conferences and keynotes all accessible on a user-friendly digital platform. For more information, visit the official website at https://www.bex- asia.com.

About RX (formerly known as Reed Exhibitions)

RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.rxglobal.com.

About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 33,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalisation is approximately £33bn, €39bn, and $47bn.

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