BuildTech Asia 2024 advances regional collaboration, professional development and knowledge to future-proof built sector

BTA 2022 (Image: Constellar)

BuildTech Asia (BTA) returns for its 13th edition from 19-21 Mar 2023 at Singapore Expo Hall 2. Organised by Constellar, this year’s edition focuses on future-proofing the region’s building and construction industries by tackling sustainability challenges and optimising productivity.

BTA 2024 will deep-dive into five key aspects: Digital Solutions for the Built Industry, Innovative Materials & Finishes, Integrated Facilities Management, SMART Building & Construction, and Sustainable Construction. Participating countries and regions include Singapore, Austria, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, South Korea and the UK.

To enable regional access to the entire building and construction value chain from Chinese to Southeast Asian companies, China’s Machinery & Electronics Show in Singapore (CMESS) 2024 will be co-located with BTA 2024.

With over 100 participating Chinese companies, the co-location allows the establishment of a strategic platform that showcases the latest innovations, trends, and opportunities in the region’s built environment and construction sector. These include electromechanical innovations to cutting-edge building technology, materials and finishing solutions.

Collectively, BTA 2024 and CMESS 2024 will feature over 150 exhibiting companies and expect to attract over 5,000 attendees over the three days.

Working together with Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association (APARA), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Specialists Trade Alliance of Singapore (STAS), Singapore International Facility Management Association (SIFMA) and Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSH Council), BTA 2024 presents over 40 sessions across six conferences to support Built professionals in advancing professional development and knowledge in AI & robotics integration, safe mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) practices and enhancements, sustainable applications for the industry & Green Mark Certification.

Attendees can look forward to insightful sessions and earn CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and other professional accreditation points.

Day 1 theme is Built Environment Transformation Forum; Day 2 theme in the morning is AIBotics @ Built Environment, while it changes to IPAF MEWP Safety Symposium in the afternoon; Day 3 theme in the morning is Riding the ESG Wave in the Built Industry, and in the afternoon is SIFMA Sustainability Boot Camp – Towards a Net Zero Nation.

The Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) will also be presenting the 2024 Conference on International Industrial Cooperation (Singapore) alongside CMESS.

Seminar discussion themes include green energy and digitalisation, international industry-education integration, corporate governance and compliance practices, as well as industrial investment and cooperation.

Experiential zones to highlight innovations in workplace safety

The exhibition floor will also showcase BTA’s collaboration with IPAF and WSH Council on innovations and technologies for workplace safety.

At the WSH Technology Experience Zone, attendees can take on safety supervisor roles and test their abilities to identify safety hazards commonly found in construction sites.

They can operate portable cameras and video analytics to detect safety hazards in real time, conduct smart inspection with 360 cameras to facilitate project progress tracking and identify safety hazards not detected in the initial capture of the worksite, and complete electronic Permit-to-Work applications that provide a consolidated view of ongoing high-risk work activities on site and facilitate the identification of conflicting works.

Over at the IPAF Safety Zone, attendees can participate in cutting-edge machine demonstrations by industry leaders such as Galmon Singapore, LGMG, and Modern Singapore to gain firsthand insights into their advanced functionalities, balancing safety and efficiency.

They can also engage in interactive games to win exciting prizes, as well as connect and network with key industry stakeholders to explore future collaborations.

BTA 2024 will also feature a Singapore Pavilion that will showcase innovative solutions, latest equipment and sustainable, environmentally friendly materials from over 20 Singapore companies.