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REDAS-RICS: Smart Buildings Conference 2018 (Singapore)

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Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre

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Looking forward to 2020 and beyond, migration to the cities will result in rapid economic and social change which is transforming the built environment. According to the report on Real Estate 2020: Building the Future by PWC, the investable real estate will have grown by more than 55% by 2020 compared to 2012 and over 60% of all construction activity will take place in emerging markets by 2025, up from just 35% in 2005.

Expansion in the cities contribute an estimated 70% of the world’s energy-related greenhouse gases while occupying just 2% of its land. As the world rapidly urbanises, with Asia being the fastest growing region, the pressure to increase sustainability is on. Developers, policymakers, building owners and architects are already integrating sustainability criteria into buildings, new cities and individual homes. Smart and green buildings are undoubtedly on the rise in Asia, with Singapore aims to have 80% of its buildings certified green by 2030. As of June 2017, more than 3000 building projects in Singapore has already met the green mark standards.

Riding on Singapore’s Smart Nation Initiatives, the REDAS-RICS conference will look at some of the technologies available today to create smart building. The conference will also be discussing the adoption strategies, challenges and risks in implementing today’s technology for sustainable building. Topics covered include smart and sustainable initiatives in Singapore, smart design integration of buildings, transformation of existing buildings and the importance of technology providers in data collection.

Conference highlights:

  1. Get an overview of smart initiatives that are taking place in Singapore from BCA, HDB and key practitioners in the industry.

  2. Look at case studies on smart and sustainable buildings in different cities from public/private developers and key industry practitioners.

  3. Get insights into what technologies / initiatives developers are looking to adopt in commercial, retail and residential project.

  4. Learn about the challenges in the process of ‘smart’ transformation in industrial building.

  5. Hear from dynamic panel of experts on data collection and its importance in smart and sustainable building.

  6. Expand your professional network with building owners, building managers, digital design consultants, heads of sustainability, construction managers, architects, IT corporate solution managers, facility managers, and many more.

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Conference Chairperson’s Welcome

Mr. Scott Dunn, Vice President, Southeast Asia

RICS Welcome Address

Mr. Will Myles, Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, RICS

REDAS Opening Address

Smart and Sustainable Buildings in Singapore

  • Leveraging on Smart Technologies for Sustainable Performance

  • BCA’s Initiatives on Driving Smart Buildings

Mr. Toh Eng Shyan, Director, Green Mark Department (Existing Buildings), Building and Construction Authority

Smart Design Integration in Housing Development Board

Er. Dr. Johnny Wong, Group Director, Building & Research Institute, Housing & Development Board

Panel Discussion: Creating a Smart and Sustainable Building in Commercial, Retail and Residential Project – Developers’ Standpoint

  • The essential factors of technology integration in the development.

  • What is it for the community living in smart and sustainable building?

  • Intersection of technologies, policies, and financial drives for developers in the projects.

  • Best approaches to the challenges and risks developers faced in creating smart and sustainable building.

  • Case study on smart /sustainable projects in Singapore or overseas.


Mr. Will Myles, Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, RICS

Mr. Poon Hin Kong, Deputy DCO, CapitaLand
Ms. Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
Mr. Simon Wild, Head of Sustainability Asia, Lendlease
Ms. Yen Chong, Deputy General Manager, Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd

Transformation of Industrial Building as part of ‘Smart City’ Initiatives

  • Reasons and 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 skillset for this transformation journey.

  • Showcase on JTC Integrated Smart Estate and Building Operations System.

Ms. Siew Yim Cheng, Chief Information Officer, JTC Corporation

Panel Discussion: "Smart" Development in Asia Cities

  • Best practices in designing smart building and city.

  • Diversity of the cities: What constitutes ‘smart’ in building and city?

  • Characteristics, technologies and strategies implemented in creating smart city.

  • Challenges in each city: How architects manage them?

  • The good points that Singapore can adopt from other cities.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Professor of Information Architecture at ETH Zurich, Director of the Singapore-ETH Centre, Lead PI of the ETH Future Cities Responsive Cities Scenario

*More to be confirmed

Panel Discussion: Adoption of Technology in Smart Building

  • Types and benefits of data collected in smart and sustainable building for developers, building owners and occupants.

  • Data collection management and application: why is it important?

  • Addressing the providers and users of the data including how developers can leverage and optimize the operation from the value of data.

  • Challenges in policy and practice for using the data and how parties involved manage the challenges.

  • Risks associated with data: safety and security.


Mr. Ravi Krishnaswamy, Senior Vice President, Energy & Environment, Asia-Pacific, Frost & Sullivan


  • Er. Dr. Johnny Wong, Group Director, Building & Research Institute, Housing & Development Board

  • Mr. Eddie Ng, Project Manager, CEL Development Pte. Ltd.

  • Mr. Brice Richard, Lead Digital Consultant, Arup Singapore

  • Mr. Markku Lepisto, Solutions Architect, APAC and Japan, Google Cloud

Closing Remarks and Close of the Conference

Copyright © RICS International Limited. RICS reserves the rights to revise the programme. Speakers are subject to change.

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