Date: 24-25 October 2017
Time: 11am to 5pm (DAY 1) / 9am to 5pm (DAY 2)
Venue: Max Atria @ Singapore Expo, Level 2
For more details, refer below

BuildSmart Conference 2017

The Build Smart Conference provides a platform for practitioners from different disciplines to gain insights of overseas and local advancement towards construction productivity, its technologies, processes and concepts, business case, as well as exemplary projects. Launched in 2011, the 2-day Build Smart Conference has been a key event of the annual Singapore Construction Productivity Week (SCPW), which is an industry-wide campaign to raise awareness in enhancing construction productivity.


Developers, Builders, Contractors, Consultants, Project Managers, Construction Managers


BOA-SIA: Pending (Must attend both days to qualify)
PEB: Pending (Day 1) / Pending (Day 2)
IES-ACES: Pending (Day 1) / Pending (Day 2)


The first day of the conference focuses on the various aspects of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA), namely Mass Engineered Timber construction & Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC). Innovative Technologies, and productive Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) system and methodologies will also be covered.


Opening Ceremony of SCPW 2017

Topic & Speaker

Singapore Construction Productivity : Achievement and Aspirations

Dr John Keung, Dean, BCA Academy

MOHH's Construction Productivity Roadmap – A Public Agency's Sharing

Er Koh Beng Thong, Chief Healthcare Infrastructure Projects Officer, MOH Holdings

Plenary Discussion : Innovation and Productivity : The Next Step

Panel Chairperson: Dr John Keung (Dean, BCA Academy)
Panel Moderator: Er Lai Huen Poh, (Managing Director, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd)
Panel Members: Er Koh Beng Thong (Chief Healthcare Infrastructure Projects Officer, MOH Holdings), Kenneth Loo (Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, Straits Construction Pte Ltd), Mr Tang Kok Thye (Associate Partner, ADDP Architects LLP)

Track 1 – Innovative Technologies Track 2 – Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP)
Tentative Topic & Speaker Tentative Topic & Speaker
Timber Hybrid Construction– A Game Changer!

Mr Rainer Strauch, Director Technical Operations, Cree Gmbh, Austria

Dragages's journey and experience of PPVC

Mr Allan Tan, Executive Director, Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd

Smart Semi-Automated Precast Logistics Management and Installation System

Dr Meghdad Attarzadeh, Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University & Mr Choo Tat Jin, Director, Kimly Construction Pte Ltd

Gaining Competitive Advantage Through Innovative Value Engineering Solutions

Mr Lee Seung Hwan, Chief Executive Officer, SEN Engineering Group, Korea

The Handbook for the Design of Modular Structures and Practical Applications

Prof. James Murray-Parkes, Science & Engineering Director, Multiplex Engineering Innovations Group Multiplex, Melbourne

Implementing Modular Prefabricated MEP technologies

Mr Ramamoorthy Rajendran, Director, Technology and Capability Department, Building and Construction Authority

ACMV Off Site Prefabrication Methodology in Japan Construction Industry

Mr Daiki Satoi, Project Director, Shinryo Singapore Pte Ltd

Process & Productivity of Multi-Trade Prefabrication – Case Studies in Hyundai Engineering & Construction

Dr Jang Sejun, Process Innovation Manager, Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co.Ltd. Korea

Productivity, Hygiene and Innovation in Plumbing System

Mr Peter Schaub, Global Market Segment Manager, George Fischer Piping Systems Ltd , Switzerland

Integrated Construction System – The Shimizu Way

Mr Chan Wai Mun, Head of M&E Department (Singapore Office), Shimizu Corporation


Topic & Speaker

Driving the Adoption of Technology to Transform JTC's Work Processes and Operations

Mr Heah Soon Poh, ACEO for Engineering and Operations, JTC Corporation

The Future of Making Things: Digital Integration of Design, Construction and Operation

Mr Phil Bernstein, Fellow, Autodesk, USA

From Beginner to Practitioner of VDC, Experience from Pilot Project, GEM Residences

Mr Teh Seng Kong, Vice President, Greatearth Group

How eCommerce change the construction industry

Mr Davy Sui, CEO, www.hardwareonline.com.sg

The Future of Digital Technologies in Design & Construction

Mr. Mark Sawyer, Director of construction industry strategy, Trimble, USA

Ridley's Digital Enabled Project Delivery Model – "Design-Document-Build-Operate"

Mr Daniel Kalnins, Principal, Head of Digital Enterprise, Ridley & Co. Australia

VeriCon's 100% BIM : From Integrated Engineering to Production and Fabrication

Mr Jos Hoonhout, CEO, VeriCon Ingenieurs BV, Netherlands

Case Studies of Smart Infrastructure Management Platforms

Mr Drewry Wang, Associate, Building Information & Engineering Technology Research Institute, Shanghai Underground Space Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd

PROJECT V.I.R.T.U.A.L ; Seeing is Believing

Mr Eugene Seah, Senior Director, Special Project, GCEO Office, Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd

BIM Data Collection, Management and Quality Control

Mr Robert Greenfield, COO, EcoDomus

Innovation in Singapore Built Environment – Are We There Yet?

Dr. Calvin Kam, Founder & CEO, Strategic Building Innovation

Best Practice Project Delivery for Infrastructure

Mr Paul King, Solutions Director, Bentley Systems

Digital Technology Transforming Construction

Mr Richard Kuppusamy, Regional Digital Integration Manager, Lendlease Singapore Pte Ltd


*BCA Academy reserves the right to amend the programme without prior notice.

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