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REDAS-RICS Smart Buildings Conference

As Singapore embarks on its Smart Nation journey, REDAS-RICS Smart Buildings Conference 2019 will cover some of the government’s strategies and progress as it works towards becoming a smarter nation.

Building transformation for the future

Wed 6 Mar 2019
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore, 169663
6 hours CPD

Book now to take advantage of the early bird discount

SGD330 + 7% GST


Looking ahead to 2030, building functions should aim to become completely autonomous and self-learning, better known as smart buildings. This starts from the basic design and conceptualisation stage through to construction, energy, life cycle and people flow stages.

While new buildings can be designed and constructed to implement smart technologies from the ground up, existing buildings can be transformed to incorporate and converted into smart buildings.

As Singapore embarks on the Smart Nation journey, REDAS-RICS Smart Buildings Conference 2019 will deep-dive into the government’s strategies and activities on how to transform existing buildings to be 'smart', such as retrofitting existing industrial, commercial and residential buildings as well as incorporating smart FM solutions.

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  • Singapore's Smart Nation: The national strategic implementation for existing and upcoming buildings.
  • Smart systems within the building: Understand the integration, limitations and benefits.
  • Hear from the dynamic panel of experts: What are the technical aspects and social implications?
  • The future smart buildings: Change is the only constant?
  • Insights into the value chain of smart technologies investment.


    • Conference chairperson’s welcome
    • REDAS opening remarks
    • RICS welcome remarks
    • Vision and key focus area of national strategic projects (National Digital Identity (NDI) Framework, e-Payments, Smart National Sensor Platform, Smart Urban Mobility, and Moments of Life)
    • How does the existing buildings ride on the initiatives in conversion to be smart buildings?
    • Who are the agencies and private sectors contributing towards the initiatives?
    • What does the government provide to push the initiatives? (such as funding, project opportunities, etc)
    • Challenges in pushing the initiatives
    • BCA Initiatives in pushing smart building development.
    • How does the existing buildings ride on the initiatives in conversion to be smart buildings?
    • Key focus of BCA strategic projects on transforming existing building to be smart buildings
    • Pitfalls in smart building transformation: safety and security Case studies

    Benjamin Towell, Senior Manager - Green Mark Department (New Development), Building & Construction Authority

  • The Campus Journey in Transformation from Conventional to Smart

    • Evolution of the smart innovation implemented to deliver low energy building
    • Smart feature integration into the “old” building – what are the challenges and benefits?
    • Integration of design, mechanical and electrical building system, sustainability and management
    • Case study on SMU student hostel - Prinsep Street Residences (PSR)

     Senior Representative, Singapore Management University


    JTC Integrated Smart Estate

    • Challenges in transforming industrial building to be smart and sustainable
    • Role and implementation of IOT and Data Analytics in the transformation
    • Strategies in changing the mindset and skillsets for this transformation journey
    • Showcase on JTC Integrated Smart Estate and Building Operations System


    Capitalising Innovation in Capital Tower

    • Integration of design, mechanical and electrical building system, sustainability and management
    • Limitations and benefits of IOT and data analytics (such as meeting government’s regulation, maximize energy efficiency, lower operating cost, fixing problem)
    • Being the first smart building in Singapore:
      • How does smart feature applications do?
      • What changes have been made for improvement over the years?
      • How do tenants respond to the applications?
    • What are the responses towards coworking space? How does coworking space affect the current tenants?


    Enhancing Singapore’s Living Environment

    • Integration of mechanical and electrical building system in the existing HDB.
    • What are the smart home solutions implemented in the existing HDB? What are the benefits for developer?
    • How do home owners accept and benefit from the changes?
    • Limitation in the infrastructure of smart home solutions
    • Smart HDB Town Framework – Smart Planning, Smart Environment, Smart Estate and Smart Living
    • Case study: My Smart HDB home @ Yuhua


    • How do stakeholders integrate smart technology into the current system operated in a building? (IOT, cloud computing, data analytics, AI)
    • How does smarty system affect collaboration among stakeholders?
    • What are the challenges in revamping the design and infrastructure of legacy buildings to install smart technology?
    • Is smart system an enabler or disruptor for building owners, operators and occupants? Why?
    • What is the value occurred in retrofitting the legacy buildings with smart technology application?
    • Showcase of operational efficiency, resource management, space utilisation and occupant experience


    • Seah Chee Huang, President, Singapore Institute of Architects
    • Gordon Falconer, Global Director, Smart Cities, Schneider Electric
    • Seng Joo How, CEO of CPG Facilities Management Pte Ltd
    • Integration of smart technologies - Augmented Realty (AR), Data analytics and AI - in building operation and maintenance.
    • Advantages and disadvantages of smart FM Solutions
    • If smart FM solutions control all the operation and maintenance, what would happen with the people? How do they upskill with the technologies?
    • How can the implementation of smart control system predict the operation and maintenance of building?
    • Case studies
    • Key issues on data collection through smart technology for building safety and security
    • Safety and security enhancement through smart solutions
      • Predictive maintenance
      • Building protection
      • Prevention of faulty operation
    • Who are the stakeholders involved in data collection?
    • Case study on data collection through smart building which provide comfort for tenants

    Ansley Yeo, IOT Technology Solutions Professional, Microsoft

    • What is the contribution level of retrofitting existing building to grow smart city?
    • If building is only one of the components in the smart city planning, what are other “smart” components required in growing smart city?
    • Smart city challenges in putting across smart system to connect existing buildings with the overall estate operations.
    • Showcase on services in planning and delivering “smart” solutions in a city

    Jimmy Lee Yeong Wee, Head of Advisory, Smart City Solutions, Surbana Jurong

    • Four frontier smart technologies: AI, data analytics, immersive media and IOT
      • What will happen if they replace the human planning in design and construction of buildings?
      • How do they integrate with the existing system in legacy building?
      • What are their limitation in building conversion?
    • How do building, smart technology and people integrate? What are the challenges?
    • What are the differences between legacy and smart buildings?
    • How does “smart” add value or enhance experience of the occupants?
    • How do you foresee in the transformation of the current building now and in the future, 10, 20, 30 years to come?


    • Phil Lazarus, Digital Practice Leader, Asia, Aurecon
    • Benjamin Towell, Senior Manager - Green Mark Department (New Development), Building & Construction Authority  


    Close of the Conference


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  • Early bird ending on 11 Jan RICS / REDAS professionals SGD330 + 7% GST
  • Non-RICS / REDAS professionals SGD395 + 7% GST
  • Regular rate RICS / REDAS professionals SGD370 + 7% GST
  • Non-RICS / REDAS professionals SGD440 + 7% GST
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2018 Highlights

REDAS-RICS Smart Buildings Conference 2018 gave an overview of the design and initiatives on driving smart buildings in Singapore from BCA, HDB, and Lendlease. Public/private developers discussed case studies on best approaches to challenges and risks in smart and sustainable buildings development. Key industry practitioners also shared types, benefits and risks associated with data collection in smart building.

SGD330 + 7% GST