ConstructionPlusAsia News: New SGD 1.36bn Construction Support Package to support firms in the construction sector

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) announced the launch of a new Construction Support Package valued SGD 1.36 billion on 27 June 2020. The buffer will further support firms in the construction sector, help them cope with the impact of COVID-19 and resume work quickly and safely.

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8 July 2020: BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2020

BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2020
Business Sustainability in the midst of Disruption, Turbulence and Recovery

Date: 8 July 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: The Mira Hong Kong

Reflecting on the unprecedented disruption the world is facing in recent months, the main objective of this conference is to challenge our conventional wisdom and find an innovative, low carbon approach to recover from the lows of the COVID-19 outbreak. The conference will highlight the tough challenges, extended risks as well as new-found opportunities faced by businesses in such difficult time, and to showcase how corporate leaders are building resilience and adaptability into their business planning and operations for long-term sustainability.

To facilitate discussion, the conference will be structured into 4 plenary sessions:

  • Plenary 1: Decarbonisation amid economic downturn and plummeting fuel price
  • Plenary 2: Investing in a resilient built environment
  • Plenary 3: Developing a Future-Ready Workforce
  • Plenary 4: How the boardroom and investors can lead the way in low carbon recovery

Special Arrangement:
In support of the Government’s public health measures, BEC will conduct a mixed-mode conference where spatial separation seating arrangement with video streaming will be adopted. Coffee breaks and luncheon will be served at a separate dining venue within the hotel.

For more details, please contact Ms Jill Chow:
Phone: +852 2784 3942

15 July 2020: FuturArc Webinar Series – Ecopuncture 2020

This is a series of online presentations that gathers active industry professionals, thought leaders and decision-makers, all passionate about a sustainable built environment and the future.

FuturArc Webinar Series seek to bring together ecologically sensitive products and technologies with core topics on Green design ideas and projects.

15 JULY 2020  |  WEDNESDAY  | 11AM – 11:40AM

Key speaker:
Dr. Nirmal Kishnani
Educator and expert in sustainable design, he is author of
Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia,
a FuturArc publication.

Guest speaker:
Yu Kongjian
Founder and principal of Turenscape, he is one of China’s most prolific and influential landscape architects and planners, and has transformed many Chinese cities.


Connecting Interior Spaces with Nature
by Serene Lin
Head of Interface Design Studio, South East Asia

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10 July 2020: RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2020 – A vision for tomorrow : Transformation in the 21st century

RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2020 – A vision for tomorrow :
Transformation in the 21st century | Friday 10 Jul | W hotel, Hong Kong

The RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2020 will bring together influential figures and industrial leaders to share their insights and experience.  We will examine hot topical issues, look into the current landscape of the regional and local built environment, interact and connect with local and international professionals to tap into possible solutions, therefore creating a profitable future for our city for the coming generations. Come join to connect with senior leaders and book your place before 05 Jun to enjoy early bird discount.



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

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some BCI Asia events in May – June 2020 have been postponed.  Revised event dates will be announced once confirmed.

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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