International Built Environment Week 2022 builds blocks for the future

A panel discussion held during IBEW previous edition (Image: IBEW)

The International Built Environment Week (IBEW) 2022 is back from 5-9 Sep 2022, together with IBEW Conference and the trade exhibition BEX Asia from 5-8 Sep. Both events will be held in-person at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore.

This year’s edition will address challenges such as climate change and manpower scarcity, and keeping in step with the Singapore Green Plan 2030.

BEX Asia is also 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 range of solutions for the built environment including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), robotics systems, building materials, energy management, Internet of Things (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.

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.”

An array of technology and digital companies like Autodesk, Cupix and Hitachi Asia will be featuring their latest technologies and solutions. For instance, Autodesk is showcasing its capabilities in the entire architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) lifecycle.

Cupix is featuring its CupixWorks, a 3D digital twin platform constructed to support every stage of the built-world lifecycle. Advancing its ‘Powering Good’ message, Hitachi Asia is featuring its smart building solutions for a greener and more resource-efficient built environment.

IBEW Conference is featuring a line-up of 65 industry specialists who will discuss the latest technologies and trends that cover three core pillars: “Sustainability and Green Economy”, “Technology and Innovation”, and “Leadership and Future Growth”.

Speakers include Moshe Safdie, founder of Safdie Architects; Jason Pomeroy, founding principal of Pomeroy Studio & Pomeroy Academy; Tang Kok Thye, president of Singapore Green Building Council; Pierre-Eric Saint-Andre, chairman and CEO of Bouygues Bâtiment International; and Johnny Wong, deputy CEO (Building) of Housing Development Board.

The conference is also hosting an invite-only ‘CEOs in Conversation’ session on “Leading Together, Co-creating Success”, featuring specialists from Building and Construction Authority (BCA), ONG&ONG, Keppel Land, Obayashi Singapore, and McKinsey & Company, who will discuss and share what the built environment firms can do collectively to accelerate growth.

IBEW 2022 is also organising site visits to projects in Singapore, which include Avenue South Residence, reportedly the “world’s tallest” prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC) project and BCA Academy (BCAA), a development that exemplifies productivity improvement and adoption of multi Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DfMA) technologies. The site visits will be held a day before the conference.

Early-bird registration prices are only up to 6 Aug 2022.