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BCI Asia & COVID-19

A Message to our Clients from BCI’s Founder and Chairman, Matthias Krups

Dear Client of BCI Asia,

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve I would like to give you a brief update on BCI’s position and response to this unprecedented crisis.

Our overarching philosophy is to focus on and protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, clients and other stakeholders. We have decided to take a balanced, yet pro-active approach that takes into account the individual circumstances in the countries we serve, and that is guided by recommendations and instructions from local authorities. In line with this approach we have begun to introduce comprehensive working-from-home arrangements for our staff, ranging from alternating teams’ presence in our offices to a complete working-from-home regime. We anticipate that over the next weeks, as governments introduce general lockdown directives, virtually all of BCI will be working from home.

It is important to note that, by the nature of our business and thanks to an outstanding remote IT access infrastructure, BCI is exceptionally well prepared to operate away from our offices. This enables us to maintain the high level of quality and consistency that you have come to expect from BCI. We take pride in doing our part in mitigating some of the significant disruption we know our clients will be experiencing during this period of crisis.

BCI’s mission is to help our clients to identify and take advantage of opportunities in the market. We believe these opportunities continue to exist during times of adversity. By continuing to support you with actionable information we hope to bring an element of certainty and transparency in an exceptionally uncertain time.

For the last 22 years the team of BCI has been guided by our core values of Boldness, Commitment and Integrity. We will continue to pursue these values in the weeks and months ahead as we continue to single-mindedly focus on serving you, our client, to the very best of our abilities.


Matthias Krups, Chairman, BCI Media Group Pty Ltd

ConstructionPlusAsia News: Better Rail Connectivity for Punggol and Pasir Ris Residents

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced the new alignment and station location for the Cross Island Line (CRL), Punggol Extension on 10 March 2020.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Sky World achieved affordable luxury living

SkyWorld Development Group (SkyWorld) has achieved affordable luxury living with one of its Awani series, SkyAwani 2. Despite its resort-inspired theme, the development is still under Residensi Wilayah, an affordable housing programme initiated by the government of Malaysia.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: SkyWorld celebrates its newest residence, SkyLuxe On the Park in Bukit Jalil

City Developer SkyWorld Development Group’s (SkyWorld) newest residence, SkyLuxe On the Park, in Bukit Jalil has been completed ahead of schedule and will be handed over to the owners this month.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: URA preservation-revitalisation and redevelopment projects

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, visited the Urban Renewal Authority (URA)’s preservation-revitalisation project 618 Shanghai Street in Mong Kok and the Peel Street/Graham Street Development Scheme project in Central on 9 January 2020 to learn more about their latest developments.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Construction Year in Review & Forecast Indonesia 2019

In 2020, the national total of construction starts (building and civil projects, excluding oil and gas) is predicted to experience a contraction of -5.50 per cent compared to 2019.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Singapore’s Construction Sector Grew by 2.1 per cent in 4Q 2019

Singapore’s economy grew by 0.8 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the fourth quarter of 2019, extending its 0.7 per cent growth in the previous quarter.

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ECOPUNCTURE: TRANSFORMING ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM IN ASIA

Author: Nirmal Kishnani

This book unpacks misconceptions about sustainability, and examines the designer’s role in bridging human-made and natural systems. The 16 built projects featured here bear testimony to an ecological worldview. Each is an extraordinary act of ecopuncture that aims to better its world in different ways, and for different reasons. This book is a resource for theorists, researchers, policymakers, planners, developers, and designers. It has 432 pages featuring projects from India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Republic of China and Vietnam.

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Singapore’s Construction Industry Grew by 2.9 per cent in 3Q 2019

Singapore’s GDP grew by 0.5 per cent on a year-on year basis in the third quarter of 2019, slightly higher than the 0.2 per cent growth in the previous quarter. On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised basis, the economy expanded by 2.1 per cent, a turnaround from the 2.7 per cent contraction in the preceding quarter.

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19 June 2020: BCI Equinox Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Date: 19 June 2020
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

BCI Equinox is a series of evening boutique exhibitions held across Asia designed to connect architects, interior designers and design specifiers with product suppliers.

Unlike the larger tradeshows and exhibitions, the more intimate and relaxed environment of BCI Equinox means specifiers can easily engage with suppliers and manufacturers over drinks and canapés whilst discovering the latest in new building product innovations.

  • Free for architects, interior designers and design specifiers to attend
  • Held in major cities across Asia: Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
  • Each event runs for 2 to 3 hours
  • Features a variety of exhibitors
  • Drinks and canapés are provided throughout the event
  • Entertainment – for added fun, at each event we like to include something different in the form of entertainment to keep our guests guessing. This could be a dazzling light show or an unsuspecting flash mob – you won’t know until you go.

To see what BCI Equinox is like, click here to see our time lapse video from an Equinox event in Asia.