Building and Innovating For A Smart Future
 
Oct 02, 2018
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2 October 2018, Singapore --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Architecture & Building Services (ABS) 2018 series officially opened its doors this morning at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo & Convention Centre. The massive three-day show which presents six key architectural and building services exhibitions and 14 industry conferences was officially launched by guest-of-honour Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance.

A timely exposition in view of the Industry Transformation Programme, ABS encompasses a special focus on the Built Environment, and the introduction of the many initiatives by the Government. This mega platform spanning across 10,000 square metres of exhibition floor space, showcases the solutions for Smart Nation building and serves the needs of the architecture and the building management industries.

Specialised Industry Showcases

ABS 2018 is helmed by ArchXpo 2018, along with 5 other important showcases – iFaME 2018 (International Facility Management Expo), LED & Light Asia 2018, Safety and Security Asia 2018, Fire & Disaster Asia 2018, and Work Safe Asia 2018. These exhibitions will make up a comprehensive and integrated mega platform for all building needs in Singapore and the region, under one roof. Visitors, delegates and key players from all facets of the industry including architects, builders, contractors, developers, engineers, facility managers, government agencies, housing developers, interior designers will see the latest solutions, technologies, and products which make up the building blocks of a Smart Nation presented by 239 exhibitors from 15 countries. ABS 2018 will host over 10,000 visitors and delegates.

Organised by Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS) and Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), ArchXpo 2018 is the 5th International Exhibition for Architecture & the Built Environment which serves as the addition to the key pillars of the Archifest series. ArchXpo 2018 is also a key gathering point for industry experts and talents who contribute towards architectural and the built environment design excellence, as well as an invaluable platform for the exchange of research and innovation in architectural design, practice, and education.

Smart Solutions at the Smart Pavilion

ABS 2018 will present its inaugural showcase of Smart Solutions at the Smart Pavilion which will simulate a commercial office building and township including a Smart Home. The commercial office building, features as a high security building where visitors will experience the ease of access of registered personnel without the hassle of carrying access cards. The pavilion also demonstrates how different devices can be controlled with a single application in the office.

Learning Hub

Apart from the 6 exhibitions, ABS 2018 boasts of 14 conferences, workshops and master classes fronted by industry experts, which are positioned to address new challenges and developments impacting Singapore’s ever-changing built environment. The three-day mega show plays host to the delegates of:

on Tuesday, 2 October 2018,
• Singapore Institute of Architects Conference 2018
• International Facility Management Conference (IFMC) 2018
• Society of Project Managers Seminar and Workshop 2018
• SIDS Symposium 2018

on Wednesday, 3 October 2018
• Security Industry Conference 2018
• Building Information Modelling (BIM) Symposium by Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore
• Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Council Forum for Facility Management Sector 2018 by Workplace Safety & Health Council
• IFMC Masterclass

on Thursday, 4 October 2018
• Security Industry Masterclass 2018 by Security Industry Institute
• Building Information Modelling (BIM) Symposium by Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore
• Fire Safety Managers’ Association Singapore (FSMAS) Fire Safety Workshop
• Work at Heights Forum by WSHC, IPAF& SISO
• REDAS BIM Masterclass 2018
• UAPS 3rd Lecture Series 2018

Prestigious Awards and Accolades
ABS 2018 will also host prestigious award ceremonies which are aimed at encouraging and giving due recognition to companies which are regarded as the captains of their respective industries. The two award ceremonies which will give accord due recognition to talents, innovations, and outstanding product designs are:

• Singapore Facility Management Awards 2018
• Merlion Awards 2018

The Singapore Facility Management Awards 2018 is held to give recognition to companies and organisations which are at the industry forefront, and have made positive impacts in terms of knowledge, practical application, and sustainable performance of the facilities management industry in Singapore. The Awards seek to identify the industry leaders, promote excellence, encourage innovation, and to raise the level of professional recognition in the sphere of Facilities Management, as well as in the building and real estate industries. This evening, the Awards will be graced by the presence of Mr Zainal Sapari, Assistant Secretary General, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Deputy Chairman, Government Parliamentary Committee for Manpower, Member of Parliament, Pasir-Ris Punggol GRC.

CEMS is proud to present the 11th Merlion Awards. The Merlion Awards serve to honour outstanding new designs and products in the field of security. Underlining the importance of innovation, the Awards give well-deserving companies the accolades of excellence and pride of place to showcase their exemplary products at the exhibition.

The Awards are divided into four categories, namely Surveillance Camera, Access Control, Alarm Systems and Mobility Technology, where awards are given to outstanding participants. Judged by a distinguished panel comprising of industry experts from academia and independent bodies, the Awards are recognition of the highest standards of product innovation excellence in the ASEAN region and beyond. The awards will be presented by Guest of Honour, Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Home Affairs at the official opening ceremony of The Security Industry Conference 2018 and Safety & Security Asia 2018 to be held on 3 October 2018 at Halls A, B and C of the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.

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About CEMS Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd
Established in 1980, CEMS is a regional organizer with a global perspective. A key player in the Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) industry in Singapore, CEMS has vast knowledge and experience in organizing and managing exhibitions, conferences and other special events for government agencies, associations and private enterprises, with business activities spanning across many countries in ASEAN including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines, China in North Asia, and India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan in the South Asia. In October 1997, CEMS achieved the distinction of being the first professional conference and exhibition organiser in Singapore to obtain the ISO 9002 certification. For the past decade, CEMS has formed strategic partnerships with both local and international players to achieve mutually desirable goals in the MICE industry.

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