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ConstructionPlusAsia News: CIC recognises BIM training courses and managers

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) held its BIM Certification and Accreditation Schemes certificate presentation ceremony on 1 August 2019.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Ongoing protests drag Hong Kong property market down

Weekly transactions involving used homes fell to their lowest level this year on 28 July—down 48.9 per cent to 23 transactions in 35 major private estates, according to  Midland Realty, the South China Morning Post reports.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Tunnelling works for last stage of CCL begins

Tunnelling works for Circle Line 6 (CCL6)—the final stage of the orbital Circle Line (CCL)—began on 25 July 2019 with the launch of a tunnel boring machine at Keppel station.
According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the machine will tunnel from Keppel to the existing HarbourFront station. Two other tunnelling machines are expected to be launched in September and October this year.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Citygate Outlets’ new extension to open in August

Phase two of Citygate Outlets is set to open in August 2019. The expansion will double the mall’s size to more than 800,000 square feet and feature over 150 international brands and more than 30 F&B outlets. There will also be four new movie houses with a total capacity of 650 seats, a larger atrium for events and an outdoor area for weekend markets and exhibitions.

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27-30 October 2019: HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition)

HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) 2019

Fair Dates:      27-30 October 2019 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Edition:           21st
Venue:            Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance)

Opening Hours:
27 – 29 October (Sun–Tue)
9:30am – 7:00pm (9:00am-6:30pm*)
30 October (Wed)
9:30am – 4:00pm (9:00am-2:30pm*)
* Buyer Registration Hours

Admission:
For trade visitors aged 18 or above only.
(Admission Fee is HK$100 per person)

Organiser:
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Sponsors:

The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce
The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong
Federation of Hong Kong Industries
Hong Kong Electrical Appliances Manufacturers Association
The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association
The Hong Kong Exporters’ Association
The Indian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong
Trade and Industry Department, HKSAR Government

Major Exhibit Categories:

  • Commercial Lighting
  • LED Lighting
  • LED Essentials
  • Residential Lighting
  • Smart Lighting & Solutions
  • Testing & Certification
  • Trade Service & Publication

Special Highlight(s):

Hall of Aurora

– A sophisticated environment shows branded products to the best advantage in a handsome setting.

LED & Green Lighting Zone

– to cater the strong demand for LED, energy-saving and other environmentally friendly products

Official Fair website:  hklightingfairae.hktdc.cocm/ex/19

ConstructionPlusAsia News: St. Regis Hotel Zhuhai brings its grandeur to China

St. Regis Hotel Zhuhai was designed by Wilson Associates’ Singapore studio by recalling European classical inspirations of the Astor aesthetic. This property boasts 251 stunning guest rooms and suites, a host of fine-dining selections, and over 1500 square-meters of grand public spaces, as well as a state-of-the-art spa and athletic club.

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18 October 2019: BCI Equinox Manila, Philippines

Date: 18 October 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm

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.

For more details, get in touch with us.
Mr. Karlo Calleja
Tel: +63 2 720 1224
Email: k.calleja@bciasia.com

BCI Media Group and SmartBuild Asia join forces

Industry leaders BCI Media Group and SmartBuild Asia join forces to fuel international growth and advance big data and artificial intelligence solutions throughout the construction information industry.


SINGAPORE, June 7, 2019 – BCI Media Group (BCI), the leading provider of pre-construction information solutions throughout the Asia-Pacific region announced today that it has acquired Singapore-based SmartBuild Asia (SBA), a leader in machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data solutions for the region’s construction industry.

“BCI, as the leading pre-construction information service in the region, has always focused on delivering high quality information to companies in the construction industry” said Robert Krups CEO of BCI.

“We see SBA as one of the world’s most machine learning-savvy construction tech start-ups, a perfect partner for BCI. By combining their cutting-edge technology and our dedicated team of construction intelligence specialists throughout the Asia and Pacific regions, we will be able to provide unique AI and big data solutions along with unmatched construction insights for our clients in the region.”

Expanding beyond Singapore SBA has been seeking an industry partner to help fuel innovation and enhance their industry leading big data products. With its 20+ year history of reporting on the region’s construction activity, BCI can provide for SBA the much-needed data to feed their AI algorithms.

“SBA has always been dedicated to using cutting edge technology to help construction companies in Singapore increase their market presence and awareness” said Maxime Lemiere CEO of SBA.

“Our goal is to use the latest technology to give companies operating in the construction industry unique and valuable real-world market insights to help them improve their organisation. BCI’s focus on providing quality pre-construction information perfectly aligns with our focus and together we can transform the construction information industry”

Transforming the industry together “We are thrilled to partner with SBA, a like-minded company that shares similar goals and visions for the future. We look forward to working together to bringdigital innovation to the construction industry” Robert Krups said.

SBA’s founders Maxime Lemiere and Nicolas Marchand will lead a new division embedded within BCI called “BCI Smart Data Solutions”; Maxime will also serve as BCI’s Chief AI Officer, while Nicolas will serve as BCI’s Chief Data Analytics Officer.

About SmartBuild Asia

Founded by Maxime Lemiere and Nicolas Marchand in 2015, SmartBuild Asia provides the latest big data and AI technologies to the construction industry.Their products are tailor-made for construction professionals across various company functions, including; sales and marketing, procurement, operations and finance.

SBA was created with one goal in mind — to make the construction industry more efficient. This is accomplished by providing accurate and up-to-date information, helping businesses make informed decisions to grow faster and smarter.

 

7 November 2019: BCI Equinox Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Date: 7 November 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm

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.

For more details, get in touch with us.
Mr. Christopher
Tel: +603 7661 1380
Email: cv.roch@bciasia.com

19 March 2020: BCI Equinox Bangkok, Thailand

Date: 19 March 2020
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

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.