Singapore’s first non-residential building with BCA Green Mark Award (Platinum) (2015) and adopts a sustainability framework through an integrated approach that encompasses environmental, social and economic performances

The five-storey green building which will add over 8,600m2 of teaching-and-learning space to SMU’s city campus adopted hybrid structural system of Mass Engineered Timber (floor slabs), structural steel frames (beams and columns), prefab façade (external wall) and installs prefabricated MEP modules for its M&E services.

Singapore’s latest completed Integrated Construction and Prefabrication Hub, featuring highly mechanised production of precast concrete components.

The condominium development adopted advanced construction technology – Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) and is accorded BCA Green Mark (Platinum).


Singapore’s first non-residential building with BCA Green Mark Award (Platinum) (2015) and adopts a sustainability framework through an integrated approach that encompasses environmental, social and economic performances

The five-storey green building which will add over 8,600m2 of teaching-and-learning space to SMU’s city campus adopted hybrid structural system of Mass Engineered Timber (floor slabs), structural steel frames (beams and columns), prefab façade (external wall) and installs prefabricated MEP modules for its M&E services.

Singapore’s latest completed Integrated Construction and Prefabrication Hub, featuring highly mechanised production of precast concrete components.

Crowned Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival 2018 and accorded BCA Green Mark (Platinum), the Singapore’s first integrated vertical kampung (11-storey complex) fuses the collective efforts of seven government agencies, innovative integration of public housing for seniors with eldercare, childcare, healthcare and wellness facilities, amidst a lush green environment with Universal Design features

Designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, a key vision for Jewel Changi Airport is to be a multi-dimensional lifestyle destination at Changi Airport. The concept for Jewel stems from an extension of Singapore’s reputation of being a City in a Garden. It is also a juxtaposition where a park and a marketplace are situated side by side. Linked to Terminals 1’s arrival hall and via pedestrian bridges to Terminals 2 and 3, Jewel aims to bring a new travel and leisure experience to the passengers of the airport.

Led by People’s Association, the Singapore’s largest integrated community and lifestyle hub bring together multiple agencies/stakeholders and offer a comprehensive range of services and facilities. The hub is also easily accessible with an enhanced transportation node of 3 MRT stations, ensuring greater convenience and easy accessibility for all.

The condominium development adopted advanced construction technology – Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) and is accorded BCA Green Mark (GoldPlus).

TOPIC 1: Transforming the Aerospace Industry: Digital Innovation and Future of Manufacturing
DR. BICKY BHANGU, President - SE Asia, Pacific & South Korea, Rolls Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

• Growing demand for cleaner and more efficient power, coupled with increasing electrification, is revolutionising the aerospace industry

• Addressing these challenges requires creativity and innovation to develop products and services for the future

• Smart manufacturing is being enabled through digital solutions to significantly improve efficiency, quality and productivity

TOPIC 2: Digital and Business Model Innovation in Built Environment
DR. UWE KRUEGER, Head, Industrials, Business Services, Energy & Resources & Co-Head, Portfolio Management Group, Temasek International Pte Ltd

• Prevailing productivity and innovation challenge in the construction industry

• Technology is enabling the rise of new and innovative business models

• Proliferation of promising and well-funded Construction Tech start-ups

TOPIC 3: Accelerating Innovation and Transformation for a Sustainable, Resilient Built Environment
MS. LISA BATE, Chair, World Green Building Council

• Rapid urbanisation, expanding population and climate deterioration means the building and construction industry must innovate and transform

• Innovation in technology, collaboration and new financial models are creating people + planet + profit thinking, driving sustainability and resiliency 

• Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DfMA), Internet of Things, Virtual/Augmented Reality, robotics and drones enable only; leadership and partnerships deliver

PROF. GERARD GEORGE, Dean of Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University
TOPIC 1: To be confirmed
MR. UWE SIGLOCH, Head of Product and Market Management, ebm-papst GmbH & Co.KG
TOPIC 2: Achieving Net Zero Carbon Buildings
MS. VICTORIA KATE BURROWS, Head of Advancing Net Zero, World Green Building Council

• Global trends towards decarbonising the world's buildings, as an essential strategy in responding to the climate emergency

• The need to address the full lifecycle of emissions, including upfront emissions from materials and construction

• Accelerating uptake, market capacity and delivery through the Green Building Council network

TOPIC 3: To be confirmed
AR. TAI LEE SIANG, Executive Director, Building and Construction Authority
MR. ALLAN TEO, Regional Head, Asia Pacific Network, World Green Building Council
TOPIC 1: Advancing Digital Delivery of Infrastructure Projects
MR. PAUL KING, Global Industry Sector Director, Construction, Bentley Systems

• Digital project delivery and asset management are enabling improvements through the entire asset lifecycle

• A new mindset is needed to exploit the potential of digitisation in the form of digital twins and common data environments

• Technologies such as constructioneering, reality modelling and mixed reality are creating better projects and smarter assets

TOPIC 2: Can the World Agree on Open Data Standards for the Built Environment?
DR. THOMAS LIEBICH, Director, AEC3 Deutschland GmbH

• Where are open standards defined (by industry-led organizations, such as buildingSMART and OGC) and formalized (e.g. in ISO) 

• What open standards are successfully introduced (e.g. ifc, gml, cityGML) and for the management framework around (e.g. ISO 19650, EN 17412)

• Examples of award-winning project that successfully utilized standards based solutions, new challenges (e.g. from cloud-based working) and outlook

Topic 3: Digital Construction towards Integrated Digital Delivery of 79 Robinson Road
AR. CHEN ZHONG XIAN, Associate Director, DCA Architects Pte Ltd
MR. DARRELL LIM JUN YAN, Architectural Associate, DCA Architects Pte Ltd

• Engaging stakeholders through cloud-based collaborative platforms for design coordination and downstream defects management

• Demonstration the effectiveness of Virtual Design and Construction processes, integral to the off-site steel prefabrication

• Improving work flow and productivity with the use of Computation BIM

TOPIC 1:Jurong Lake District – Blueprint for Creating a Resource-Efficient & Healthy District
MR. LIM TECK LEONG, Director (Physical Planning West) , Physical Planning Group , Urban Redevelopment Authority

• Make it compact, mixed-use and easy for people to move around without a car 

• Keep it cool with lots of greenery

• Design built environment to minimise resource usage, waste and pollution, and enhance people’s health and well-being.

TOPIC 2: Designing and Developing Green Cities
MR. WONG HEANG FINE, Group Chief Executive Officer, Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd

The planning of cities to operate optimally does not start from outside in, but rather from inside out. This means that for cities to operate with low carbon emissions and become sustainable cities, there is a need to ensure that each building is designed to be optimal in carbon neutrality. Collectively, these buildings form sustainable precincts which in turn form sustainable cities. This presentation discusses the strategies that could be adopted for such cities as a whole, and also highlights salient design changes that buildings need to go through, both in design thought leadership and the use of Passive and Active Technologies.

TOPIC 3: Creating a Carbon Neutral Sustainable City Precinct: Barangaroo South
MR. MICHAEL EDWARD LONG, Head of Sustainability, Asia, Lendlease

• Barangaroo South development has delivered innovation and leadership in sustainable place design and will be Australia’s first large scale Carbon Neutral precinct.

• We will share the key steps adopted to achieve Carbon Neutrality

MS. JESSICA CHEAM, Founder and Managing Editor, Eco-Business
TOPIC 1: Driving Transformational Change in Construction Productivity
MR. TAT JIN CHOO, Director, Kimly Construction Pte Ltd

• Challenges in Traditional and Today’s Construction Approach

• Introduction of DfMA and Kimly’s Journey in Adopting DfMA

• Transformation Roadmap Ahead – What’s Next?

TOPIC 2: How to Successfully Digitize Construction Sites with Mobile Solutions

•         Innovation is not only about technology, but the need to put people at the heart of transformational projects. 
•         Assess TRL (Technology Readiness Level) and how we should lead the change in an organization.
•         Shares good practices and outcomes, with cases studies on Construction and Infrastructure projects focusing on what it takes to transform the construction practices on site. 

ER. DR. JOHNNY WONG, Group Director (Building & Research Institute), Housing & Development Board
TOPIC 1: Creating Business Value Through Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
MS. ESTHER AN, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited

Failure in climate change mitigation and adaptation are deemed the biggest risks to businesses by global leaders.  Buildings account for some 40% of global GHG emission.   Together with the Energy sector, buildings are the top users of green bond proceeds in recent years.  Could greening infrastructure and adopting lower carbon operations offer growth potential and business opportunities?  CDL, a pioneer in green buildings and green financing in Singapore, will share its sustainability strategy in mitigating and adapting to climate change risks.  

TOPIC 2: Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision-making
MR. SCOTT DUNN, Vice President, AECOM and ULI Global Governing Trustee

• Introduction to Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance

• A warming world - risks and mitigation strategies for mixed use developments to measure and mitigate future climate change risks affecting the sustainability and physical resilience of properties.  

• Evolving health and wellness global trends in real estate what leaders are doing to integrate health into their development projects.

TOPIC 3: Managing Risks to Reduce Costs and Increase Investment
MR. BRIAN SHUPTRINE, Managing Director, South East Asia, Turner & Townsend

Look into how asset owners can use a good practice of asset and risk management to demonstrate asset vulnerabilities, in which are being managed. This will be able to help them reduce insurance premiums as well as improvement in investor confidence and intimately increase investment. The ISO 55001 standard for Asset Management is providing the demonstrative evidence that is allowing this to happen.

MR. WILL MYLES, Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, RICS

TOPIC 1: Smarter FM and the Human Experience
MR. TONY DOWNES, Head of Engineering and Operations Solutions, Integrated Facilities Management, APAC JLL

• How Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Smarter FM and Technology enhance the Human Experience

• How Smart are we?

• What’s stopping us all being Smarter right now?

MR. TONY KHOO, President, IFMA (Singapore Chapter) and Chief Executive Officer, EM Services Pte Ltd
TOPIC 1: To be confirmed
DR. AYESHA KHANNA, Chief Executive Officer, ADDO AI
TOPIC 2: Everything Inconvenient Will Change
DR. CHRIS LUEBKEMAN, Arup Fellow Director of Global Foresight, Research + Innovation, Arup

• The confluence of material and labour shortages, climate change and digital transformation is having a profound impact on the design, construction, management and re-use of the BE. Yet, there are many fundamentals which will never change – the industry is dedicated to creating safe and healthy places for people to thrive. 

• The digital revolution is giving a new appreciation of the intricate dance between access to deep date and performance optimization. 

• The data typology ranges in scale from our DNA to personal behaviours to asset performance to global environmental patterns – all of these will have an increasing role and impact on the BE.

TOPIC 3: To be confirmed
MR. NICOLAS MANGON, Vice President - Architecture, Engineering & Construction (Business Strategy and Marketing), Autodesk
DR. EDUARDO KINTANA ARARAL JR., Associate Professor and Co-Director, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore
TOPIC 1: What to do Today to Prepare for Transformation Tomorrow
MR. JAMIE ROCHE, Chief Executive Officer, HELIX RE

• Conditions for transformation

• Examples of category of transformation and changes in the built world today

• Difference between opportunity and transformation

TOPIC 2: Beneficial Utilization of Waste Materials for Construction Applications
DR. KELVIN LEE YANG PIN, Senior Technical Manager, Samwoh Innovation Centre

• Overview of various types of waste materials which can be used for construction applications

• The use of waste materials contributes to Singapore’s goal to become a Zero Waste nation

• Some of these waste materials include construction and demolition waste, asphalt waste, scrap tires and incineration ash from municipal solid waste

TOPIC 3: Future of Design
DR. HOSSEIN REZAI JORABI, Founding Director, Web Structures & Milan Research Lab

• Addressing our evolving relationship with the environment

• Learning lessons from nature to be generous with form but frugal with materials

• Seeking new ways to translate the current generation’s unprecedented access to data and information into true knowledge and insight through technology integration

PROF. THOMAS SCHROEPFER, Professor and Founding Associate Head of Pillar , Singapore University of Technology and Design
TOPIC 1: To be confirmed
MR. CHENG HSING YAO, Group Managing Director, Guocoland (Singapore) Pte Ltd
TOPIC 2: To be confirmed
MS. SYLVIA KOH-GRATTON, Head, Asset Value Creation and Management, CapitaLand Commercial Management Pte Ltd
MS. JUNE CHUA, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield
TOPIC 1: Urban Forestry
DR. YIBO XU , Partner, Stefano Boeri Architetti China

• Vertical forest as a solution towards high-dense urban future

• Vertical farm and forest city as new scenarios

• Biodiversity and anti-anthropocentrism

Topic 2: Seeing the Light
MS. ANGELA SPATHONIS, Studio Director, Gensler

• To explore how biophilic design impacts the end users’ cognitive functionality and physiological well-being within the workplace

• To illustrate how biophilic design is integrated in real workplace projects around the world and the lessons we learned from local implementations

• To share our big bet for the future of workplace design and the integration of biophilia.

ER. YVONNE SOH, Executive Director, Singapore Green Building Council
TOPIC 1: Architecture and Smart Innovation – an Integrated Collaborative Approach
MR. RON BAKKER , Founding Partner, PLP Architecture

• The history of architecture is peppered with moments of great progress caused by technological and societal changes.

• We need to address responsibilities and opportunities of building development on the planet’s health and the well-being of its inhabitants.

• Human sciences, smart systems, innovative materials, feedback learning and AI converge to create better places.

TOPIC 2: To be confirmed
AR. SEAH CHEE HUANG, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, DP Architects Pte Ltd / President, Singapore Institute of Architects
TOPIC 3: AI-Driven Workplaces of the Future – Driving Productivity’s Next Frontier
MR. SUDHI SINHA, VP and GM Digital Solutions , Johnson Controls

• Executives from Microsoft and Johnson Controls will discuss the impact AI is already making in smart buildings and businesses across the globe 

• Learn how AI is already driving new levels of productivity for businesses, building owners, managers and occupants today 

• Discover how AI is assisting in finding value and driving ROI in the workplace to improve efficiency and productivity

AR. LEONG-KOK SU MING, Managing Director, BCA Academy
TOPIC 1: Form Follows System
MR. WONG MUN SUMM, Founding Director, WOHA Architects Pte Ltd

• To address 21st century demands, global warming and climate change;

• Architecture and Urban Design now need to consider the integration of systems - green/blue, energy, food;

• City Planning and Urbanism should no longer consider mono use land parcels and standalone buildings and developments. 

TOPIC 2: Driving and Embracing Change in Construction
MR. YONG HSIN YI NEIL, Executive Director, Woh Hup (Private) Limited

• Describes the changing global landscape and trends and how it affects the construction industry

• Outlines Woh Hup’s growth as a contractor and our journey towards productivity and innovation

• Creating an environment within our organisation to allow innovation and change 

TOPIC 3: Integrated Collaboration – The New Normal?
MR. LEE ANG SENG, Managing Director, Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner (SE Asia) Pte Ltd

• Exploring the key benefits of collaboration through innovation and technology.

• How can the collaborative process be embraced and improved?

• Advocating the integration and collaboration from the beginning of the project lifecycle

TOPIC 4: To be confirmed
MS. CINDY LIM, Managing Director, Keppel Urban Solutions
AR. TAI LEE SIANG, Executive Director, Building and Construction Authority
ER. COLIN YIP, Buildings Digitals Leader & Associate, Arup Singapore Pte Ltd
TOPIC 1: Transforming Spaces with IOT, AI & Cloud
MR. RIMES MORTIMER, General Manager Applied Innovation & Incubation Enterprise Commercial Division, Microsoft

Microsoft is investing $5 billion IoT over the next four years, part of that investment being dedicated to enabling a complete range of experiences in Smart Buildings and Smart Cities, from the creation of a Digital Twin, to smart energy and facilities management, workplace productivity, tenant customized experience, smart parking, safety & security and many more. By gathering data from a broad variety of sensors and devices, organizations are able to more precisely understand and optimize the spaces they occupy, and alter them to best serve people’s needs. Share our own HQ redesign experience and the amazing solutions provided by our partners that allow us break new grounds in smart campuses around the world.

TOPIC 1: To be confirmed
MR. RICHARD PAINE, Managing Director, Paya Lebar Quarter, Lendlease Retail Pte Ltd
TOPIC 2: The Tapestry - Sustainable Homes Beyond Smart & Green
MR. ALFRED NG , Assistant Vice President, City Developments Limited

• Sustainable design consideration using passive façade design, CFD simulation and energy effective solutions

• Resource friendly design planning using BM &VDC simulation with QR code application to provide integrated digital delivery for DfMA construction. 

• Occupant wellness with smart home devising for sustainable lifestyle

MR. ANG KIAN SENG, Group Director, Building and Construction Authority

TOPIC 1: Implementation of Prefab MEP Module (TOM)

Share an overview of the processes involved in the planning, design, coordination, prefabrication, delivery and installation of prefab MEP modules. The interface between technologies such as BIM, IDD and Pre-Fab MEP will be discussed.

MR. GOUTHAM VIJAY, Technical Director, TOM
TOPIC 1: Against the Grain – Design Consideration of Timber Construction
ER. SERENA YAP, Technical Director, Built Environment Unit Leader, Aurecon

• Case study: NTU Academic Building South

• Benefits of timber construction

• Overcoming the engineering challenges of timber construction 

AR. THEODORE EC CHAN, Senior Director, CIAP Architects Pte Ltd
TOPIC 1: Decoding the Enhanced ETTV and RETV Formulations for Energy Efficient Building Envelopes
PROF. CHOU SIAW KIANG, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore

Session will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the benefits and key changes of the enhanced ETTV and RETV formulations. Step-by-step computation of the ETTV/ RETV using the enhanced formulation will be demonstrated.

TOPIC 1: Effecting Change with Data: a Knowledge Portal for Super Low Energy Buildings
DR. JIN GUANG YU , Senior Manager, Green Building Technology, Built Environment Research and Innovation Institution, Building and Construction Authority

• Encouraging the Super Low Energy buildings by sharing knowledge 

• Using bigdata and AI technologies to help building owners to make smart decision on green technology adoption 

• Fostering closer collaborations among innovators to translate research outcomes to products and bring them to market adoption 

TOPIC 2: Samwoh Smart Hub - 1st Positive Energy Building in Singapore
MR. SCOTT HO JIA YEE, Senior Manager (Development & Commercial), Samwoh Corporation

• Description of Samwoh Smart Hub and the purpose of the building;

• Methods adopted to attain its high energy efficiency which includes use of passive and active technologies; and

• Discussion on premium paid for the green features over conventional facilities.

TOPIC 3: Hot and Wet Campus Architecture
MR ERIK. L’HEUREUX, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

• The School of Design and Environment is massively reimagining its campus infrastructure with the newly-built net-zero energy building - SDE 4, the super-low-energy adaptive re-use of SDE 1 and 3, and net-positive redevelopment of SDE 2. 

• This keynote lecture presents an overview of the architectural and performative ambitions that have fuelled the design/conception, execution, and operation of the precinct as a whole, and as individual artefacts strategically positioned at the Kent Ridge campus. 

• It also seeks to discuss the criticality of designing building envelopes in the context of both new-build and renovation projects distinctively, to develop super low energy and socially activated campus architecture embedded in the equatorial context.

TOPIC 1: Integrated Digital Workflow with OPEN BIM
MR. MARCELO MORIM, Business Development Manager/BIM Implementation, Graphisoft

The speaker will share how to leverage on OPEN BIM technology to develop Integrated Digital Workflow to be in line with Building & Construction Authority’s digitalisation plan. The topic will cover digitalisation of various stages of construction project with practical applications, especially on the use of computation BIM, and case studies.