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REDAS-RICS Smart Buildings Conference

As Singapore embarks on its smart-nation journey, we deep-dive into the government's strategies and projects that will transform existing industrial, commercial and residential buildings in to "smart" buildings.

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
SGD370 + 7% GST


  • Singapore's smart nation: The national strategic implementation for existing and upcoming buildings.
  • Smart technologies within buildings: Understand the integration, limitations and benefits.
  • Hear from industry experts: What are the technical and social implications?
  • The future smart buildings: Is change the only constant?
  • Insights into the value chain of smart-technology investment.

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    • Conference chairperson's welcome
    • REDAS opening remarks
    • RICS welcome remarks
    • Building & Construction Authority (BCA) initiatives to push smart-building development
    • How can existing buildings take advantage of smart-building initiatives?
    • What are the key focuses of BCA's strategic smart projects?
    • Safety and security pitfalls in smart-building transformation
    • Case studies

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

    • From 1960 to today: How Singapore's landscape has adapted and adopted innovations in housing
    • For tomorrow: What does the housing landscape of the look like?
    • Future-ready: Technologies and initiatives in public housing

    Er Dr Johnny Wong, Chief Technology Officer/Senior Director (Research & Development), Ministry of National Development and Group Director, Building & Research Institute, Housing & Development Board

  • 10:40 Networking refreshment break

    • How do stakeholders integrate smart technology into current systems?
    • How do smart systems affect collaboration among stakeholders?
    • What are the challenges in revamping the design and infrastructure of existing buildings to accomodate smart technology?
    • Are smart systems an enabler or disruptor for building owners, operators and occupants?
    • What is the value of retrofitting existing buildings with smart technology?
    • A showcase of operational efficiency, resource management, space utilisation and occupant experience

    Moderator and panellists

    Dr Boaz Boon, Senior Advisor, VestAsia (Moderator)
    Seng Joo How, CEO of CPG Facilities Management Pte Ltd
    Gordon Falconer, Global Director, Smart Cities, Schneider Electric
    Seah Chee Huang, President, Singapore Institute of Architects

  • 12:10 Networking lunch

    • Sustainability journey: Initiatives and innovations implemented to improve energy and water performance
    • Challenges and benefits of building transformation and sustainability targets
    • Integration of passive design, mechanical and electrical building system, and sustainability management
    • A case study on SMY student hostel — Prinsep Street Residences

    Sundar Selvam, Vice President, Office of Campus Infrastructure and Services, Singapore Management University

    • What are the key issues of data collection (via smart technology) for building safety and security
    • Safety and security enhancement through smart solutions: Predictive maintenance, building protection, and prevention of faulty operation
    • Who are the stakeholders involved in data collection?
    • Case study: Data collection through smart buildings that provide comfort for tenants

    Ansley Yeo, IOT Lead South East Asia, Microsoft

  • 14:30 Networking refreshment break

    • The Industry Transformation Map and its impact on the facilities management (FM) sector.
    • Drivers and challenges of FM transformation plans
    • Case study: Smart FM implementations at Tampines Town Council

    Frank Ngoh, General Manager, E M Services Pte Ltd and Secretary of IFMA (Singapore Chapter)

    • What contribution does retrofitting buildings make to the growth of a smart city?
    • If building is only one of the component parts of smart-city planning, what are the other "smart" components required?
    • Smart-city challenges: Connecting existing buildings with overall estate operations
    • A showcase of 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: Artificial Intelligence, data analytics, immersive media and the Internet of Thing (IoT)
    • How do building, smart technologies and people integrate?
    • What are the differences between existing and smart buildings?
    • How does being "smart" add value or enhance the experience of occupants?
    • How will transformation evolve in the years to come?

    Moderator and panellists

    Scott Dunn, Vice President, Strategy & Growth, Southeast Asia, AECOM (Moderator)
    Phil Lazarus, Digital Practice Leader, Asia, Aurecon
    Benjamin Towell, Senior Manager — Green Mark Department (New Development), Building & Construction Authority
    Alberto Muñoz Cuevas, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

  • 17:20 Close

Supporting organisations

Supporting associations


  • RICS professionals
    Incl. REDAS professionals SGD370 + 7% GST
  • Non-RICS professionals
    Incl. non-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.

SGD370 + 7% GST