ConstructionPlusAsia News: Shape the World Conference 2018

Business leaders, policy makers and developers across various disciplines in urban development congregated at Shape the World Conference this year, which was held at the National Design Centre on July 6, to discuss opportunities and strategies for enabling sustainable smart cities and urban transformation in ASEAN. The conference was jointly organised by CPG Consultants, a subsidiary of CPG Corporation, and Consulus; and supported by the DesignSingapore Council.

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21 September 2018: The Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong) Conference 2018

Date : 21 September 2018
Time : 14:00 – 17:00
Venue : The Grand Ballroom, New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel

The Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong) (“CIOB (HK)”) will host a half day Conference on 21 September 2018 with the theme “Smart Construction • Collaborate Excellenceat the New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel. The smart construction will drive a step change in how we build and how our built environment operates. In the near future, the construction industry should be “smart” meaning it is an industry that is cost efficient, innovative and technologically advanced, with smarter design, requiring shorter production time, less materials, reducing carbon as well as less labour for construction.

  • The objectives of this Conference are to promote the importance of smart construction in the Construction Industry and to inspire more collaborative working among the parties concerned in the Construction Industry with a view to promote excellence in the built environment. The conference is also a meaningful platform for professionals and practitioners in the built environment to exchange their views and insight on the relevant issues to advance the development of the Construction Industry.

CIOB (HK) office
Ms Phoebe Hung / Ms April Yip
Tel: +852 2543 6369 / Email:

Harnessing Smart Construction Technologies In Indonesia

The construction industry is often seen as a laggard in adopting new technologies and innovations, even as other industries continue to progress and enter the Industry 4.0 era.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Singapore-based co-living company expands to Hong Kong via acquisitio

Co-living company Hmlet today announced its acquisition of Hong Kong co-living startup, we r urban— a deal that marks the company’s expansion into the Hong Kong market.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Atkins wins second contract for Hong Kong river upgrade

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been appointed by the Drainage Services Department (DSD) of the Hong Kong SAR Government to undertake the design and construction for the revitalisation of Tsui Ping River in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong.

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BCI Asia Celebrates the Finest in Malaysia’s Building, Architecture and Design Industry

BCI Asia Construction Information Sdn Bhd honoured Malaysia’s top property developers, architecture firms and interior designers — who have helped to shape the country’s physical landscape into what it is today — at its 14th annual BCI Asia Awards ceremony held on 29 June 2018 at The Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

The event drew more than 400 distinguished guests from the local building and design industry, and was graced by Yang Berhormat Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing & Local Government; Yang Berbahagia Datuk Haji Mahadi Che Ngah, executive director of Project Implementation, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL); Datuk Ir Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid, CEO of Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB); Ar Ezumi Harzani Ismail, president of Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM); Ar Chan Seong Aun, president of Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC); Ar Serina Hijjas, co-chair of Green Building Index; and Ar Tan Pei Ing, past president of ArcAsia.

The highlight of the evening was the BCI Asia Top 10 Awards, which recognised the most active architecture firms and developers in Malaysia — based on the highest value of projects under construction during the last full calendar year, weighted by the extent of their sustainability efforts. (For architecture firm, pre-tender projects were included to recognise early incorporation of Green design efforts.) Malaysia’s Top 10 architecture firms have a USD10.33 billion combined portfolio, while the Top 10 developers have a USD2.19 billion portfolio.

BCI Asia Top 10 Architects for 2018 Awards were presented to Akipraktis, aLM Architects, Archicentre Sdn Bhd, BEP Akitek Sdn Bhd, GDP Architects Sdn Bhd, NRY Architects Sdn Bhd, RDC Arkitek Sdn Bhd, SA Architects Sdn Bhd, T & T Architect Sdn Bhd, and VERITAS Architects Sdn Bhd.

BCI Asia Top 10 Developers for 2018 Awards were also presented to Eco World Development Group Bhd, IJM Land Bhd, KSL Holdings Bhd, LBS Bina Group Bhd, M101 Holdings Sdn Bhd, Mah Sing Group Bhd, Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd, S P Setia Bhd, Sunway Bhd, and Tropicana Corporation Bhd.

BCI Asia Top Ten Architects Malaysia 2018

BCI Asia Top Ten Developers Malaysia 2018

Apart from the BCI Asia Top 10 Awards, the FuturArc Prize, FuturArc Green Leadership Award and Interior Design Awards were also presented to the Malaysian winners at the event.

This year’s FuturArc Prize—Asia’s leading Green building design competition—commends forward-thinking ideas by international professionals and students on designing a biophilic Asian city. Michelle Lum Zhi Ying and team from Malaysia have been awarded the merit award in the Student Category for their entry titled “Fueling The Future”, which explores the principles of permaculture and how it seeks to provide a set of universally applicable guidelines that can be used in designing sustainable systems.

The FuturArc Green Leadership Award recognises the teams behind Green built projects that have demonstrated the best in architectural innovation and environmental stewardship in the region. The winning Malaysian entry in the Commercial category is Factory in the Forest, by a team comprising Paramit, Design Unit Sdn Bhd, Chin Kuen Cheng Architect, IEN Consultants Sdn Bhd, South Island Building Sdn Bhd, Perunding Eagles Engineers Sdn Bhd, Web Structures, and JLL Sdn Bhd.

The BCI Asia Interior Design Awards 2018 lauds excellent interior architectural designs in seven categories. IM4U Youth Sentral by Ooi Design & Associates Sdn Bhd is the winning Malaysian design in the Schools category. Seven local merit recipients were also recognised at the ceremony.

Malaysia’s BCI Asia Top 10 Awards 2018 was presented by Jotun, Beckers, Hafele, Halio, Rigel, Skidata, Armstrong Flooring, Bostik, Greenseal Products, Hansgrohe, HP DesignJet, KH Shutters and Wacker Chemicals.

ConstructionPlusAsia News: MOD’s director to judge inaugural Dezeen Awards 2018

Ministry of Design’s (MOD) founder and director of design Colin Seah is one of five Asian-based judges invited to judge Dezeen’s global design awards. Organised by architecture and design website Dezeen, the new annual awards programme aims to identify the world’s best architecture, interiors and design, as well as outstanding studios and individual architects and designers.

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19 – 21 July 2018: Expo Urbanscape & Greenery

EXPO URBANSCAPE & Greenery is a dedicated event for the landscape and greenery industry comprising of exhibition and conference. Hosted by the Green Building Council Indonesia – GBCI, the event is designed to be the platform for the industry professionals, regulatory bodies, municipalities and relevant stakeholders to convene, pool their ideas, find solutions, connect their business network, exchange their experiences and enhance their knowledge.

Throughout the 3-event day, EXPO URBANSCAPE & Greenery calls for rising awareness of the importance of landscaping and greens for better and sustainable living. The main theme of the event is set to be “Rethinking LANDSCAPE toward the Sustainable Community”.

The exhibition shall feature products and services in the landscape and greenery sectors, with special highlights on Roof & Flooring, Marble & Stone, Design & Lighting, Pond & Fountain and Pool & Tiles. The conference will present high profile expert speakers in their fields, covering and addressing hot issues in the landscape sector on the macro perspectives while the seminars and workshops held in concurrent will focus more on the micro subjects of each aspects in landscape and greenery.

EXPO URBANSCAPE & Greenery 2018 will be held from 19 to 21 July 2018 at the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran. For more information, please visit the event website :

6-8 September 2018: INTERMAT Asean & Concrete Asia 2018

Date: 6-8 September 2018
Time: 10:00 -18:00
Venue: IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre Bangkok, Thailand

INTERMAT ASEAN and CONCRETE ASIA present New Perspectives on Construction and Concrete in Southeast Asia. This year, two major construction events in Asia will be merged together, they are set to bring a one-stop platform to the construction and concrete sectors.

Taking place from 6 – 8 September 2018, INTERMAT ASEAN 2018 and CONCRETE ASIA 2018 feature more than 500 companies and brands, targeting 9,000 trade professionals from the APAC region. This annual event provides the opportunity for you to explore the latest industry trends as well as to meet leading companies and brands in the region. Perfect occasion to reach one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-growing economy.

Who should attend this event?

– Contractors / Investors/ Suppliers/ Distributors / Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing Firms
– Construction Equipment Repair Workshops
– Developers/ Builders/ Engineering Firms & Consultant
– Trade Associations/ Manufactures/ Government & Media

– Architects/ Building Consultants/ Concrete Contractors/ Dealers/ Testing & Quality Services
– Ready Mix Producers. Pipe and Block Producers/ Plant Managers/ Tunnel Operations and Maintenance Organization

For more information, please visit

Promosalons Hong Kong
Ms. Lillian Lao

ConstructionPlusAsia News: Smart Factories 4.0 on Malaysian Shores

In the age of the Industry 4.0. Smart Factory 4.0, which refers to the combination of several major innovations in digital technology, all coming to maturity at present, is poised to transform the engineering, technology and production processes of the manufacturing industry.

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