Over 10,300 visitors and conference delegates from 46 countries at ABS 2018

The Architecture and Building Services (ABS) 2018 series which was officially opened on 2 October 2018 by guest-of-honour Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo and Convention Centre, came to a close today with a rousing success. The massive three-day show which presented six key architectural and building services exhibitions and 14 industry conferences was attended by more than 10,300 visitors, conference delegates and industry professionals from the architectural and building services sectors in Singapore and the region.

Ministry of State, Zaqy Mohamad, toured an exhibition at the ABS 2018 (Image credit: ABS)

The mega show is a timely exposition in view of the Industry Transformation Programme which places a special focus on the Built Environment by the Government. The mega platform covered over 10,000 square metres of exhibition floor space and showcased solutions for a Smart Nation building, architecture and building management industries’ needs.

ArchXpo 2018, iFaME 2018 (International Facility Management Expo), LED & Light Asia 2018, Safety and Security Asia 2018, Fire & Disaster Asia 2018, and Work Safe Asia 2018 under the ABS 2018 umbrella, form a formidable comprehensive and integrated mega platform for all building needs in Singapore and the region. The showcases appeal to key players from all facets of the industry including architects, builders, contractors, developers, engineers, facility managers, government agencies, housing developers, interior designers. A total number of 239 exhibitors from 15 countries took part in all six exhibitions.

ABS 2018’s inaugural showcase of Smart Solutions at the Smart Pavilion which simulated a commercial office building and township including a Smart Home was especially popular with visitors to the show. The commercial office building featured a high security building where visitors were able to experience the ease of access of registered personnel without the hassle of carrying access cards. The pavilion also demonstrated how different devices can be controlled with a single application in the office.

Throughout the three days, ABS 2018 became a learning hub to delegates from the multifaceted built environment industries. The show hosted a total of 14 conferences, workshops and master classes which were fronted by industry experts, who addressed new challenges and developments impacting Singapore’s ever-changing built environment.

Talent and innovation were celebrated at two prestigious award ceremonies which aimed at encouraging and giving due recognition to companies which were regarded as the captains of their respective industries. The two award ceremonies were the Singapore Facility Management Awards 2018 and the 11th Merlion Awards 2018.

The winners are as follow:

Singapore Facility Management Awards 2018

Technology Provider Category

Singapore Best FM Technology Provider of the Year

• Ascendas Singbridge Pte Ltd

Promising FM Technology Provider of the Year

• AECUS Asia Consulting Pte Ltd

Building Owner / Occupier Category

Singapore Best FM Building/ Occupier of the Year

• Ascendas Services Pte Ltd

Resilience Excellence Awards

• Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Community Excellence Awards

• Sembawang Town Council

Service Provider Category

Singapore Best FM Service Provider of the Year

• ENGIE Services

Workplace Strategy Excellence Awards

• CBRE (Standard Chartered Bank)

Environmental Health & Safety Excellence Awards

• C&W Services (Safety on the Go)

Innovation Excellence Awards

• C&W Services (Ubernisation)

Merlion Awards 2018

Surveillances Camera Category

Gold Award

• CHH Construction System Pte Ltd

• Vi Dimensions Pte Ltd

Bronze Award

• Spiraltech Pte Ltd

Mobility Technology Category

Gold Award

• Acom Asia Resources Pte Ltd

Silver Award

• Otsaw Asia Resources Pte Ltd

Bronze Awards

• Gabkotech Innovations Pte Ltd

Access Control Category

Bronze Award

• Spiraltech Pte Ltd