1 September 2021: BCI Asia Awards Singapore

Date: 1 September 2021
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Fairmont Singapore

The annual BCI Asia Awards—now into its 16th year—recognises developers and architecture firms that have built and designed the
greatest volume of buildings in seven Asian markets: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
This event seeks to encourage the creation of socially responsible architecture, and remains one of the most coveted awards in the regional
building industry while serving as a platform for domestic and international networking among elite architecture firms, property developers,
manufacturers and service providers.

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12 – 14 May: ISH China & CIHE

ISH China & CIHE is ready to open its doors next week at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, running from 12 – 14 May. As the leading HVAC trade event in Asia, the fair will play host to 980 exhibitors across seven halls, covering 95,000sqm of exhibition space.

China’s 14th Five Year Plan endorses high-quality infrastructure development while further expanding the domestic economy and continuing to support international export markets. It will also further drive modernisation through innovation as well as promote intelligent and green production. These new initiatives will not only improve the national business environment, but will expedite more HVAC-related projects, putting emphasis on diversifying renewable energy production and consumption, and offer greater opportunities for HVAC suppliers worldwide.

While the government is exploring a variety of renewable energy sources, manufacturers that are developing smart HVAC products continue to show positive growth with innovative technologies being introduced to the marketplace annually. To adhere to the government’s strict green initiatives, energy efficient HVAC solutions which meet stringent carbon emission regulations continue to be one of the main technology development focuses of manufacturers. The 2021 fair will feature three new themes: Energy, Water and Life, which are in line with the current national developments while steering China’s HVAC industry towards a cleaner and more comfortable future.

Fair highlights at a glance

  • Overseas Area in halls E1 and W2 promoting global HVAC technologies
  • German Pavilion presenting advanced HVAC solutions in
    hall E2
  • Water Pump Zone featuring renowned worldwide water pump exhibitors in hall W1
  • Clean Energy District Heating Area in hall W3 showcasing district heating and intelligent heating solutions
  • Floor Cooling & Heating System Display Area in hall W4 which will include a live demonstration room

Leading international and Chinese brands feature this edition

Visitors to the fair can expect to see the latest products and technologies from leading overseas brands, while many domestic suppliers, driven by eco-friendly policies in China, will showcase their latest innovations designed with environmental protection in mind. The full product spectrum on offer at ISH China & CIHE includes boilers & wall-hung boilers, burners, water heaters, electric heaters, water pumps, heat pumps, radiators, valves, pipes & fittings, control systems, cooling & heating systems, as well as products for floor heating, air-conditioning, fresh air, air purification, water purification, intelligent households, renewable energy and more.

To further enhance the experience for visitors and exhibitors, ISH China & CIHE will once again feature a range of thematic zones which shine a light on the latest HVAC products and solutions. The 2021 edition will hone in on three new themes: Energy, Water and Life. Confirmed brands ready to showcase their latest innovations under the themes include: Aikeduo, A.O. Smith, Arcio, BRI, Cameron, Danfoss, Devotion, Erreess, Guangdong ROC Cool and Heat Equipment Haier, Hailin, KMC, MICOE, Nedfon, Outes, Phnix, Shimge, Shiteng, Slimline, Tsinghua Tongfang, Yayi, Yuanda and others.

In the Overseas Area, the likes of CALEFFI, Cofi, Fixanit, Groppalli, Heatmiser, KMC, PEXGOL, Polidoro, Sermeta, Tube deluca, VEXVE, and more feature in halls E1 and W2. German exhibitors participating in their country pavilion in hall E2 include Aquatherm, Hedda, Jürgen Schlösser, Karl Dungs, Lamtec, Lunos, Meltem and others.

Showcasing their latest products in the Water Pump Area in hall W1 include CNP, Leo Group, MINAMOTO, Pedrollo, Pentax, Senwater, SFA, SHIMGE, Wilo, Xiling, Xinhu, Xylem and Zoeller. While in the Clean Energy District Heating Area in hall W3, Huahou, Huamei, Jinghai, Lcarbo, Ploumeter, Radius, Sanyuan, Tianshi Future, Tiger-control, Xingbang and others.

Some of the leading domestic and international brands also participating include Aikeduo, AMICO, Amitime, Ametek, ARICO, Asceis, Bartery, Borochi, CNP, Comer, Defu, Devotion, Dotels  Double-lin, Ecoflam, Esin, Fangkuai, Gassero, Hansega, Haoji, Hanse, Huaheng, Haydn, Helmsburg, IDC, Innovita, INOVISEN, JAEWOO, Kaaniche, Kamailong, Kenuo, New Energy, NORITZ, Nuowente, Oase TECH, OUTES, Oventrop, Pinsheng, Pioneer Energy, Power World, Ravenplus, Reflex, Rinnai, ROC, Ruige, Shuahie, Shinco, Shiteng, SHIMGE, Siemens, SIT Group, SMS, Suban, Sunamp, TASAN, Tongli, Vicot, Valmex, Veito, Wandekai, Wentai, Westone, Wilo, Woke, Wolf, Xinhu, Xylem, YUADA, Zeeco, and others.

As one of the leading industry events in the region, ISH China & CIHE aims to provide a seamless experience connecting exhibitors and visitors during the current healthcare situation. To better aid the sourcing needs of overseas buyers and allow them to better understand the HVAC industry developments within China, the organisers of the fair have collected pre-recorded product videos from exhibitors at ISH China & CIHE which will be uploaded to the fair’s live streaming system. Not only will this maximise exposure for exhibitors to support the physical booth onsite, but the video live streaming services will also cover selected concurrent events, providing the latest market insight and future regional industry development.

High-quality fringe programme adds to experience of exhibitors and visitors

The strong link between the exhibition and concurrent programme is what makes ISH China & CIHE a unique and prominent industry event. In response to a series of national policies and initiatives tackling air pollution, the fair will feature over 40 seminars and forums where exhibitors and visitors will have the opportunity to discuss the latest technological advancements and products. Furthermore, the fair will host the Clean Heating Development Summit, participants can look forward to gaining an overview of the current market landscape and exchanging ideas with renowned industry experts and academics. This summit is part of the China International HVAC Congress (iHVAC), which will also feature four must-attend forums:

  • China Innovative Heating Products and Technologies
  • Fresh Air Systems
  • Air Source Heat Pump Heating Technologies
  • FCH Cooling & Heating System Technology


Additional highlighted seminars for the 2021 edition include:

12 May:

  • iHVAC — Peak Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Carbon Neutral and Clean Energy Heating Green Development International Forum
    Organised by: China District Heating Association (CDHA)
  • 2021 Fresh Air Technology International Exchange Summit Meeting

Organised by: China Ventilation Technology Management Center

  • iHVAC — The 2021 Clean Heating Development Forum
    Organised by: China Construction Metal Structure Association

13 May:

  • iHVAC — China Heating 2021 Annual Cutting Edge Technology and New Product Conference
    Organised by: China District Heating Association (CDHA)
  • China Floor Cooling & Heating (FCH) System Technology Exchange (industrial development) Forum – Heating and Cooling Specialist Challenge and Award Ceremony
    Organised by: CIEC GL Events (Beijing) International Exhibition Co Ltd and Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd
  • iHVAC — Intelligent Home Comfort Development Forum
    Organised by: China Construction Metal Structure Association Indoor Climate Association
  • iHVAC — Heat Pump Clean Heating Pump Technology Forum
    Organised by: Heat Pump Committee of China Energy Conservation Association

Extra health care and hygiene precautions will be in place

As trade fair organisers, Messe Frankfurt’s top priority remains the health and safety of fairgoers. To ensure that visitors and exhibitors are meeting in a hygienic and safe environment, added measures will be in practice at the fair. These include: real-name authentication at registration, onsite temperature checks, frequent sterilisation of public areas and distancing measures for conference / seminar audiences, amongst others.

Additional details of all concurrent events can be found here:

ISH China & CIHE is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and CIEC GL events (Beijing) International Exhibition Co Ltd. It is headed by the biennial ISH event in Frankfurt, Germany, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water which will next take place from 13 – 17 March 2023. For more information, please visit Furthermore, the next edition of ISH India powered by IPA will take place later this year in Mumbai.

A further ISH event in China, ISH Shanghai & CIHE, will be held on 31 August – 2 September 2021 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. For more information about ISH China & CIHE and ISH Shanghai & CIHE, please visit

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Messe Frankfurt Group employs around 2,500* people in a total of 30 subsidiaries. The company generated annual sales of approximately €250* million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €738 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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*preliminary figures 2020


6 May 2021: BCI Asia’s First-ever Virtual Equinox Closes with 400 Participants!

6 May 2021

BCI Asia’s First-ever Virtual Equinox Closes with 400 Participants!

[Singapore-Malaysia]: Women leadership in the workplace and overcoming unconscious biases kickstarted the final day of BCI Asia’s first-ever virtual Equinox. Ms Low Chee Yen, representative of Lean In Malaysia, gave comprehensive insights and examples that resonated with the audience—a lively virtual chat and Q&A ensued.

Kelly Tai, Senior Sales Manager of RotoFrank, with over 16 years of experience in architectural and construction solutions, especially in window and door hardware solutions, shed light on viable and comfortable ways to Green Living.

Today’s sessions comprise 32 exhibitors and four experts. Details are as follows:

  • Advancing Women in The Workplace by Ms Low Chee Yen, Lean In Malaysia
  • European Window and Door Systems – the Comfortable Way to Green Living by Ms Kelly Tai, Roto Frank Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd
  • Sustainable Innovation by Mr Desmond Hor, DML Products Sdn Bhd
  • A Complete Rainwater System Solution by Mr Umar Ashibli, Besstem Plastics

BCI Asia’s first-ever virtual Equinox for Singapore and Malaysia attracted hundreds of attendees from the region. BCI Asia will continue to work proactively and safely with building and design professionals to engage actively with the industry. Thank you to all who attended this three-day event and the sponsors for making this a success!

Read the full press release here.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Aiden Lee Jia Wei

BCI Asia Construction Information Sdn Bhd
Email: Tel +603 7661 1380

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BCI Asia’s Virtual Equinox Day 2


5 May 2021

[Singapore-Malaysia]: Different ways to live, work and play by design was the theme of Day Two of BCI Asia’s Virtual Equinox.

Chia Lay Kuan, Director of DCA Architects, presented her insights about integrated design with a case study from a project she has recently completed: the new PSA headquarter office. Focusing on a design that integrates work, learn and play, Chia Lay Kuan, said, “An integrated project is a people-centric project and so there will be a lot of discussion and comprehensive engagement with the client to make it work. For example, every floor could be designed differently, catering to the needs of specific departments. The main idea is to create a user-friendly place with connectedness and high comfort level.”

Meanwhile, available urban space is shrinking while prices are on the rise so high density living, known as Micro-living, is becoming popular. Vance Lew, Marketing Manager of HAWA Sliding Solutions, shared his views about how higher density can succeed without compromising on quality of life. About optimising the use of small spaces, he said, “We started off with a pilot residential project in Switzerland, where we removed all the fixed walls in a small-space apartment and replaced them with sliding doors. This lent us a lot of flexibility, so whenever we wanted to convert a place, we moved the doors to create multi-purpose rooms. In Singapore, this seems to be in trend. The two-room flats by the House Development Board (HDB) no longer have a fixed enclosure for the bedroom, so a sliding door is used instead. And the other bedroom has a folding door. This creates flexibility to optimise the use of small living spaces.”

Mr. Patria Garnifa, Business Development Manager of USG Boral, shed light on how to overcome the challenges of high humidity levels in Singapore. “By focusing on the gypsum board base panelling, especially on mould testing, and ensuring that the testing is of the highest recommended level.”

Today’s sessions comprise 32 exhibitors and five experts. Details are as follows:

  • Reimagining the Way, We Work, Learn & Play by Ms Chia Lay Kuan, DCA Architects
  • Micro-living – Big Opportunity for Small Spaces by Mr Vance Lew, Hawa Sliding Solutions
  • Reintroducing Artistic Simplicity by Ms Wong Jia Lim, Legrand)
  • Feel-Good Finance by Mr Ian Wong, IPP Financial Planning Group Malaysia
  • SECUROCK® Glass-Mat Sheathing Boards for Semi-Exterior Wall & Ceiling Solutions by
    Mr Patria Garnifa, USG Boral

Tomorrow 6 May, last day of BCI Asia’s Virtual Equinox, will open with Ms Low Chee Yean, Representative; Lean In Malaysia talking about the progress of women in the workplace, specifically in the fields of science and engineering, where they remain male dominated worldwide. The event will also include three specialised product presentations focusing on European window and door systems, sustainable innovation of building materials and a comprehensive rainwater system Solution.

Our heartfelt thank you to all who attended today and sponsors for making this a success!

Day 2 Highlights

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Aiden Lee Jia Wei

BCI Asia Construction Information Sdn Bhd
Email: Tel +603 7661 1380

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About Equinox

Started in 2017, BCI Equinox is a series of evening boutique exhibitions held across Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The event welcomed architects and design professionals with wine, canapés and cocktails, offering a relaxed and friendly environment conducive to networking and relationship building—a platform for industry professionals and product suppliers and manufactures to drive greater collaboration and new industry knowledge.

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BCI Asia’s first-ever Virtual Equinox!

4 May 2021 [Singapore-Malaysia]: BCI Asia’s first-ever virtual Equinox for Singapore and Malaysia kicked off today, bringing together key professionals from both countries to showcase new and exciting developments in the built environment. The three-day event seeks to connect architects, interior designers and design specifiers with product suppliers, via industry talks, product presentations and virtual exhibition booths on a user-friendly digital platform. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCI Asia has brought its boutique networking programme onto a digital arena. This year, it aims to highlight the trends and opportunities that will facilitate business transformation as the world progresses towards recovery. Today’s sessions comprise 32 exhibitors and six experts whose topics emphasised on BIM utilisation and Green materials, as well as the Malaysian national COVID-19 vaccination programme. Details are as follows:

  •  Keynote address by Ms Serina Hijjas, Vice President of Malaysia Green Building Council.
  •  The BIM beyond BIM. A reflection on how Digital Transformation is impacting AEC industry beyond conventional 3D BIM by Mr Frederico Ramas (Aedas) 
  •  Enabling Sustainability and Design with DOW by Mr Jayrold Bautista (DOW Asia Pacific Pte Ltd) 
  •  Sustainability and our new product, Tental by Mr Manuel Rebollar (Hydro Building Systems) 
  •  National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Malaysia by Ms Grace Tan (MOH Malaysia) 
  •  Premium Wood Composite: A Green technology revolutionising the construction industry by Ms Heidy Low (Seng Liy Engineering) 

Amidst the pandemic, BCI Equinox continues to play a vital role to reach out to a regional audience and support the construction industry in a safe manner. The wider range of presentations from technology to current affairs will help share knowledge on how to build and maintain a more robust industry and workforce.

Our heartfelt thank you to all who attended today and sponsors for making this a success!

Day 1 Highlights

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Aiden Lee Jia Wei
BCI Asia Construction Information Sdn Bhd
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