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Architecture Engineering & Construction (AEC) Tech DigiBuildFest 2022

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Organised by Digital Building Innovation Centre [DBIC] of Singapore Polytechnic [SP], Architecture Engineering & Construction (AEC) Tech DigiBuildFest 2022 aims to engage the industry practitioners and academic experts in IDD to:

i. Discuss the Digital Transformation of AEC Industry, IDD related matters and the new Digital Delivery Management Career Path in Forum 1 & 2

ii. Explore and share the innovative IDD solutions in a 3-month Hackathon activities

Supporting Partners:
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AEC Tech DigiBuildFest

Date: 1st June – 4th Nov
Time: for 4th Nov is 1400hrs – 1700hrs
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic, Digital Building Innovation Centre [DBIC], W513

Demonstrate the innovative use of Computational BIM with AR/VR/MR and CDE for Integrated Planning and Design to bring downstream requirements upfront.

To integrate downstream activities such as Design for Maintainability/Design for Safety/Sustainability/DfMA requirements into the upfront planning and design phase using Computational BIM, Generative Design, AR/VR/MR and CDE in a BIM-based project to achieve well-coordinated buildable designs and sustainable outcomes.

Target Participants
Practitioners and Solutions Providers from the Built Environment Sector


No. IHL and Industry Judges Organisation
i. NUS Prof Rudi Stouffs National University of Singapore
ii. Consultant Architectural Design Angela Spathonis Gensler
iii. Computational Design Milos Jovanovic Geometrid Asia Pte Ltd
iv. Builders Muhammad Khalil Bin Shaiful Boustead Singapore Limited
v. Consultant C&S Mak Swee Chiang Arup Singapore Pte Ltd


The proposed integrated solutions should be able to demonstrate the below considerations:

  1. Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD): Building Information Modelling [BIM], AR/VR/MR and generative design, e.g., engaging AR/VR/MR in a BIM-based project for a 3D immersive experience and cross-disciplinary collaboration with generative design for optimised solutions.
  2. Common Data Environment (CDE), e.g. to have CDE Data standards setup for cross phases information transmission, e.g. To have CDE Data standards setup for cross phases information transmission.
  3. Design for Maintainability (DfM), e.g., optimised accessibility and safe maintenance considerations.
  4. Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA), e.g. modular, flexible design for off-site manufacturing and assembly work.
  5. Sustainability, e.g., having sustainable building performance studies, such as Carbon Accounting, Energy Simulations & Auditing, such as Light, Heat, and Ventilation.


  1. Any building project typology, size and complexity
  2. Max. 6pax in a team of mixed practitioners with or without solutions providers

DigiBuildFest’s Submission Guidelines

Report requirements:

  • A maximum 10-page report
  • Font Type: Arial
  • Font Size: Min. size: 11 for text and Max. size: 14.
  • Spacing: single or no spacing

Slides requirements:

  • A maximum 10-page slides
  • Font Type: Arial
  • Font Size: Min. size: 12 for text and Max. size: 16.
  • Spacing: single or no spacing

Digital Panel:

A1-size Digital Panel [with images, infographics & simple pointers to elaborate your solutions]:

1. Panel one for Concept, Process & Strategies. 

  • Overall concept with one key image of Design to illustrate project size and complexity.
  • QR code for virtual visits and immersive experience.
  • What is the problem statement? And the proposed strategic solutions.
  • How is it different when compared with conventional practices?
  • What are the strategies and how are they implemented?

2. Panel Two for technologies, People and Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the type of technologies involved.
  • Why and who were involved and had benefitted from the proposed technologies.
  • Explain how it had streamlined the processes and outcomes, e.g. time, cost savings.
  • A max. of 2.5-minute duration of multi-media presentation in MP4 format and YouTube released video for solutions’ showcase
  • File Format: Native file format of your proposed solutions.

Brief Release: 1st Jun 2022 [Mon]

Online Submission: 7th Oct 2022 [Mon] @ 2359hrs

Shortlisting: 21st Oct 2022 [Mon] @ 2359 hrs

Presentation & Results: 4th Nov 2022 [Mon]

  • Participants’ Presentation: 9:30am – 12:00 (10 minutes per team)
  • Results and Final Discussion: 1:30am – 4:00pm

Prizes: 1st prize $800 , 2nd prize $600, 3rd prize: $400; and three Merit prizes of $250 each

Register Here

Forum 1

Date: 26th Aug 2022
Time: 1400hrs – 1700hrs
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre [SPCC] & MS Team Link

Topic: Digital transformation of AEC Industry during the pandemic: a critical panel discussion

Focus areas:
1. How has COVID-19 affected our construction industry, e.g.
i. the on-going changes (Hybrid setup, limited manpower)
ii. the new opportunities (Internationalisation, borderless, global village, different time zone setup for productive)
iii. the threats (Rising costs, limited resources)

2. Discuss the challenges on AEC Tech engagements to address limited manpower and resources shortage, e.g.
i. use of Mobile devices, collaboration platforms, and 5G technologies for a real-time coordination approach
ii. use of Virtual Machines and remoteness setup to replace high-end computers
iii. the AEC Tech trends and ways moving forward, e.g. Tech as enabler for new areas of Integrated planning and design and
Integrated Facility Managements.


No. Industry Panelist Organisation
 i. Developer Richard Kuppasamy Lendlease
 ii. Multi-discipline Eugene Seah Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte ltd
 iii. Consultant Architectural Design Gerald Teo IDA Technology
 iv. Construction Ang Chow Hwee Woh Hup [Private] Limited
 v. TAC Leong Cheng Wee Specialist Trade Alliance of Singapore
 vi. Moderator Vignesh Srinivas Kaushik Gensler

Forum 2

Date: 30th Sept 2022
Time: 1400hrs – 1700hrs
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre [SPCC] & MS Team Link

Topic: Talent building and capability Education and Training

Focus areas:
1. Discuss the skills gaps, the challenges and possible solutions for IDD and IDD related areas
i. the skills gaps of the current and future workforce in the industry
ii. the challenges faced in raising employability and its potential in engaging, transformational approaches, e.g. Computational BIM, AR/VR, coding, 5G technologies, robotics, DfMA, PPVC and new advanced materials
iii. the solutions by academia to work with the Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) to develop relevant, bite-sized training programmes for improvements

2. Discuss the new career path and new training approaches for IDD, e.g.
i. how the Digital Delivery Management (DDM) track provided new Skills Framework (SFw) for recognition and accreditation in the BE sector, e.g. Assistant Specialist, Specialist, Lead, and Chief Digital Officer specified,
ii. how it maps to the existing job roles and the type of training required for its recognition
iii. how academia provided new hybrid online and physical modular programmes for flexible learning approach



No. IHL Panelist Organisation
i. NUS Prof Rudi Stouffs National University of Singapore
ii. SUTD Michael Budig Singapore University of Technology and Design
iii. HDB Chong Shyh Hao Housing & Development Board
iv. NTU Dr. Teoh Bak Koon Nanyang Technological University
v. bSS William Lau Past President
vi. Moderator Chris Ho Singapore Polytechnic