The digital edition of leading regional platform– BuildTech Asia Digital Series – returns for the second year from 7 to 8 July 2021 to facilitate the exchange of insights, knowledge and solutions towards accelerating the adoption of smart technologies, as well as strengthening Industry 4.0 capabilities for the built environment sector.
BuildTech Asia is now in its tenth edition. It is organised by Sphere Exhibits, a subsidiary of Constellar Holdings Pte Ltd and co-organised by the Singapore Institute of Building Limited (SIBL).
Building on the success of the inaugural digital series in 2020, this international building & construction technology expo will see over 50 key industry leaders speaking at 40 online webinars – a twofold increase of both speakers and webinars from last year. The virtual exhibition will also feature over 100 exhibiting global brands and is expected to draw over 6,000 regional trade professionals.
Guest-of-Honour Mr Tan Kiat How, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of National Development, will kick off the two-day event with an opening address. Dr Teo Ho Pin, former Member of Parliament of Singapore, will be delivering the keynote address on digitalisation in the built environment.
Despite posing unprecedented challenges to the built environment sector, COVID-19 has fostered stronger regional collaborations across the sector’s value chain, opening up opportunities to accelerate digital transformation and boost productivity from conception and design-build, to operation and maintenance.
In line with these developments, BuildTech Asia 2021 will enable built environment professionals to discover the latest SMART Construction Solutions and technologies to reach new levels of productivity, efficiency, health and safety. Incorporating learnings from the first digital series last year, 2021’s edition provides enhanced networking opportunities and improved business matching features to forge stronger connections between industry professionals, thought leaders, delegates and exhibitors around the region.
The virtual exhibition will present a comprehensive exhibit profile of more than 100 global brands across the entire building lifecycle in five key areas: BUILDPro: Productive Technologies; BUILDCon: Onsite Construction Machinery & Equipment; BUILDMat: Building Material & Architectural Solutions; BUILDFin: Quality Finishes and BUILDFM: Facilities Management.
Delegates will enjoy one-stop access to technologies including Building Information Modeling (BIM 360), Enterprise Resource and Productivity Planning Systems, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G & Wi-Fi 6, Robotics & Drones, 3D Printing, Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR) and Modular Construction.
They will also gain access to a comprehensive line-up of webinar content helmed by key industry stakeholders and associations. Highlights include the following talks and presentations:
• Opening address by Guest of Honour Mr Tan Kiat How, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of National Development
• “Digitalisation in the built environment” by Dr. Teo Ho Pin
• “How digital engineering is transforming the construction industry” by the Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES)
• “Digital innovations in construction and project management” by Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL)
• “Accelerating AI adoption with the AI Readiness Index (AIRI)” by Asia Pacific Assistive and Robotic Association (APARA)
• “Redefining design in the new normal” by the Society of Interior Designers Singapore (SIDS)
“With a market that has a stronger appetite for digital and hybrid events, our platforms must provide greater value for attendees by focusing on quality content and networking opportunities,” said Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chief Executive (Markets) for Constellar Holdings. “Our digital series has become a cornerstone event connecting Asia’s professionals to a comprehensive database of global brands, while driving their transformation towards smarter, more sustainable construction.”
“Singapore Institute of Building Limited (SIBL) is pleased to announce our tenth edition as co-organiser for BuildTech Asia 2021 Digital Series with Sphere Exhibits. In such uncertain times, this event provides a vital avenue for built environment professionals to keep in pace with new technological advancements and discover practical solutions to improve business practices,” said Dr Sussie Ketit, President of SIBL.