Inaugural BuildTech Asia 2020 Digital Series to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0
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Singapore – The inaugural BuildTech Asia Digital Series will take place on 14 and 15 October 2020 to proliferate the use of smart digital technologies in the built environment sector.

This virtual event will present built environment professionals with opportunities to discover latest technologies at the international building and construction technology expo; gain updates on new trends at the free webinars and tech talks; and meet with regional exhibitors via a unique interactive platform – all from the comfort of their offices or homes. Dr. Teo Ho Pin, former Member of Parliament of Singapore, will be delivering the opening keynote address.

Originally scheduled in March 2020, the ninth edition of the annual expo has been postponed to March 2021 due to COVID-19. However, recognising that transformation of the building and construction industry cannot stop, the organiser is holding the digital series to support the industry in uncovering ways to build their way out of the crisis and well into the future.

The BuildTech Asia Digital Series will showcase the region’s most comprehensive and latest range of construction products, services, smart solutions and technological innovations across the entire building lifecycle. It will present more than 100 global brands across five exhibit profiles: Building Machinery and Equipment; Facilities Management; Productive Technology; Building Materials; Architecture and Quality Finishes.

The showcase will come alive with a Tech Talk Series, a virtual pavilion where selected exhibitors will conduct interactive workshops or demonstrations for their innovations in 20-minute time slots. Delegates can attend the presentations ‘live’ or view the recordings any time afterwards, without having to miss any one that typically happens in a physical exhibition due to conflicting slots.

Industry thought leaders will provide insights on elevating productivity and efficiencies in the new normal of the construction industry in the webinar series.

 Highlights include:

- The new norm in construction amid COVID-19 by Dr. Teo Ho Pin

- Key clauses to look out for in PSSCOC contract administration in a post COVID-19 world by the Singapore Institute of Building Limited (SIBL)

- Tackling the biggest cause of project delays by FinalCad South East Asia Pte Ltd

- Greater digitalisation in engineering design by the Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES)

- Productivity and innovation in construction by the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL)

- Do stakeholders who manage or supervise Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) need to be competent? By the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)

- Build it! How women can forge the development of the built environment by the Association of Women In Construction Singapore (AWICS)

Building on BuildTech Asia’s reputation as Asia’s gateway event to the built environment sector, the organiser will roll out an enhanced Business Matching Programme for attendees to expand their in-region contacts. This encompasses the exclusive BuildTech Asia Digital portal that offers a one-stop platform for delegates to network while saving time and costs from cross-country travel and overnight hotel charges.

The event is organised by Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, and co-organised by SIBL.

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Exhibits said: “The BuildTech Asia 2020 Digital Series is designed to bring exhibitors and delegates to the forefront of technological advancements in a construction industry that is increasingly being shaped by global trends such as digitalisation and Industry 4.0.”

“SIBL is pleased to co-organise the BuildTech Asia 2020 Digital Series with Sphere Exhibits. The event will open up opportunities for building professionals to raise their competency and practice standards and be in the best position to harness new technological advancements. In addition, its innovative business matching approach will go one step beyond conventional exhibitions by facilitating greater interaction between delegates and exhibitors, to enhance opportunities for business deals and collaborations,” said Dr. Sussie Ketit, President of SIBL.

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