BuildTech Asia 2015 to focus on a smart built environment sector
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Singapore – BuildTech Asia 2015, one of the regional trade shows for the building and construction industry, will take place from 13 to 15 October 2015 at the Singapore Expo Hall 3 in conjunction with the Singapore Construction Productivity Week 2015.

Organised by Sphere Exhibits and hosted by the Building and Construction Authority, BuildTech Asia 2015 will have close to 150 leading companies and industry associations from more than 10 countries and regions namely China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and USA showcase the latest in smart construction and construction technologies. These technologies will enable companies to address current industry challenges, including constantly evolving industry standards in the built environment sector.

Global expenditure in smart building technology is expected to grow to USD 17.4 billion by 2019 and the Asia Pacific region is among the most aggressive adopters of such smart building and construction technology. Emerging Asia continues to lead the world’s construction markets, with more than 40 percent of the global construction market that is projected to increase to almost half of global construction spending by 2020. Faced with higher quality standards, industry players are looking for innovative ways to refresh building processes and harness the latest technologies to improve efficiency and productivity as they navigate towards smart construction technologies and methodologies.

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, said, “Rapid strides in technological advancements have put the industry on the cusp of change. Our partnership with the BCA strengthens year-on-year as we progress to help companies keep up with the evolving industry trends in the built environment sector, both in Singapore and the region. BuildTech Asia brings together the latest technological breakthroughs and industry insights from the world’s leading experts in the areas of building processes, raw materials and new materials. This year, we are happy to further expand the exhibit profile to include construction technologies to further the sector’s evolving trends.”

Dedicated towards smart building and construction, BuildTech Asia presents a wide array of the latest products, technologies and industry insights across the building and construction value chain, ranging from heavy machinery and engineering equipment to software and management solutions. This year, BuildTech Asia will showcase a new segment on the trade floor focusing on building technologies with leading companies such as Boral Plasterboard, DuckShin Housing Company Ltd, NewForma Asia Pacific, ST Building Systems. More than 6,000 attendees from around the region are expected to attend this much anticipated trade exhibition.

In addition to showcasing a comprehensive overview of the latest products and technologies, BuildTech Asia continues to embrace partnerships with various organisations and associations, both local and international, providing them with ample opportunities to build industry networks and achieve their respective business goals. Eight of the local supporting organisations from the Construction Industry Joint Committee have also pledged their support to Singapore Construction Productivity Week and BuildTech Asia. In addition, The International Power Access Federation (IPAF), Indonesian Architects Association (IAI), Indonesia Engineers Association (PII), Master Builders Association of Malaysia (MBAM), Prefabricated Access Suppliers & Manufacturers Association (PASMA), Saigon Construction and Building Material Association (SACA), Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO), Vietnam Association of Building Materials (VABM), Vietnam Federation of Civil Engineering Association (VFNCA) and WSH (Asia) are some of the international organisations who have pledged their support to BuildTech Asia 2015.

This year, BuildTech Asia will focus on seven technologies and processes that will catalyse construction productivity: Building Information Modelling (BIM); Construction IT; Prefabricated Structural Systems; Prefabricated Architectural Systems; Prefabricated Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Systems; Smart Materials; and Smart Construction.

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