The BuildSG Pavilion, the anchor innovation showcase at the digital IBEW 2020, featured prominently at the virtual tradeshows. Aligned with the overall theme of IBEW 2020 – “Emerging Stronger through Innovation”, the BuildSG Pavilion showcased innovations that could help change the way we work, reducing our reliance on manual labour and leveraging smart technologies to manage sites/buildings and at the same time, advancing our cause for a more sustainable built environment. It also featured broad-based innovations that could bring about transformative change, enabling the built environment sector to emerge stronger and build greater resilience and adaptability.
Presented by the Building and Construction Authority in collaboration with more than 20 firms, the BuildSG Pavilion showcase were grouped into five categories:
Category 1: Productivity Innovation
Productive technologies that reduce manpower needs.
Category 2: Site Management Innovation
Smart technologies that facilitate construction site management.
Category 3: Facilities Management Innovation
Smart solutions to better manage building facilities.
Category 4: Green Innovation
Green solutions towards a sustainable built environment.
Category 5: Transformative Innovation
Broad-based strategies towards a transformative change in industry practices.
You can still visit the BuildSG Pavilion at the IBEW 2020 tradeshows, which remain open till March 2021. Register or log in today to check out the latest built environment innovations!
BEAMP Demo Day
The Built Environment Accelerate to Market Programme (BEAMP) is a multi-agency initiative involving the Building & Construction Authority (BCA), Enterprise Singapore and JTC Corporation. Launched in February 2019, the programme aims to fast-track solutions to the market by sourcing innovative technologies to solve challenges faced by the built environment sector, particularly in areas such as site safety, digital construction and resource management.
BE Sparks, a new initiative by the Ministry of National Development, aimed to promote awareness of investment opportunities and the start-up innovation landscape in the built environment. Prominent built environment venture capitalists offered insights into the trends and investment opportunities in the sector. The session also shared on supporting enablers available to help grow the BuildTech ecosystem, and provided a platform to link investors and innovators.
The Built Environment Case Competition (BECC) aims to allow students to delve into possible challenges faced by the built environment (BE) sector. Students had the opportunity to appreciate the multi-disciplinary working environment by developing realistic and complex solutions to tackle problems faced by Singapore’s built environment. This year, the case revolved around technology, sustainability, productivity and construction manpower. Students were expected to relate and evaluate the current COVID-19 situation and proposed solutions that could benefit Singapore’s BE sector.
The International Building Design Competition 2020 organised by the Building and Construction Authority, in partnership with Singapore Polytechnic, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore University of Technology and Design.
The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Sustainable & Intelligent City’, underscoring the importance of designing sustainable and smart buildings for urban Singapore. Teams were tasked to design a mixed-use development that integrates residential, retail, commercial, community, and transportation usage under one roof to a totally new level, so as to maximise land use in land-scarce Singapore.