The Architecture & Building Services 2017 Series for the Southeast Asian Architecture and Building Management industries

Architecture & Building Services 2017

Building Blocks for a Smart Nation

October 4, 2017 Singapore The Architecture & Building Services 2017 Series (ABS
Series) was launched this morning at the iconic Sands Expo & Convention Center at the
Marina Bay Sands Singapore. The mega show which presents six of the leading
architectural and building services shows and twelve key conferences for these
industries was declared open by guest-of-honour, Mr Desmond Choo, Member of
Parliament for Tampines GRC, Mayor of North East District & Chairman of North East
Community Development Council.
ABS 2017 is a mega platform which serves the architecture and the building
management industries. Spearheaded by ArchXpo 2017, the ABS Series also presents
5 other important showcases; iFAME 2017 (International Facility Management Expo),
LED & Light Asia 2017, Safety and Security Asia 2017, Fire & Disaster Asia 2017, and
Work Safe Asia 2017. Together the shows present a comprehensive and integrated
platform for all building needs for the region, under one roof. The series will welcome
10,000 visitors, among them some 4,000 conference delegates, to the showcases
spanning over 10,000 square metres. They will be among the first to see the latest
solutions, technologies and products that will form the building blocks of a Smart Nation.
These will be presented by 143 exhibitors from 15 countries.
Industry Showcases
ArchXpo 2017, organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and Conference
& Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS), is an international exhibition for
architecture and the built environment showcasing technologies, products and services
for the architectural and build environment industries. ArchXpo is also a key pillar of the
Archifest series. Along with the SIA Conference 2017, the exhibition will be a key
gathering of industry experts and talents that make for excellent architectural and built environment design. It also serves as an invaluable platform for the exchange of
research and innovation in architectural design, practice and education.

Safety & Security Asia 2017, part of the ABS Series, will showcase outstanding
concepts, new designs and products in the field of security. With important data and
intelligence at stake, more building owners are increasingly concerned about the safety
and security of their properties. The Security Industry Conference serves as an
informative platform for the exchange of strategies that companies may implement to
strengthen existing security measures to counter global cyber and physical threats.
A Learning Hub
The three-day mega show of 6 international showcases will also play host to the
delegates of 12 major conferences for the architectural and building services industries.
The 12 conferences include the SIA Conference 2017, International Facility
Management Conference (IFMC) 2017 and two sessions of the Fire Safety Managers’
Association Singapore (FSMAS) Fire Safety Workshops 2017 on 4 October 2017, IFMC
Master Class 2017, SBA. Connect Forum 2017, Security Industry Conference (SIC)
2017, Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore Building Information Modelling
(REDAS BIM) Symposium 2017 and the15th SISO Annual WSHO Conference
2017, on 5 October 2017 and the Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Council Forum for
FM Sector 2017, SIA Fire Safety Seminar 2017, Security Industry (SIC) Masterclass
2017, United Architects of the Philippines Lecture Series 2017 and REDAS BIM
Masterclass 2017 on 6 October 2017.
Awards and Accolades
To encourage and offer a platform to recognize companies at the forefront of their
industry, there will be 4 prestigious award ceremonies held at the ABS 2017. The
awards give due recognition to talents, innovations and outstanding designs. The
awards are:
• Merlion Awards 2017
• Singapore Facility Management Awards 2017
• Unique Presentation (UP) Awards 2017
• SIA Architectural Designs Awards 2017
The Singapore Facility Management Awards 2017 celebrates the achievements of those
who have made significant contributions to the knowledge, practical application and
sustainable performance of the facilities management industry in Singapore, the
Singapore FM Awards 2017 identify the industry leaders, promote excellence and
encourage innovations in the industry as well as across the building and real estate
sectors. The awards categories include Singapore Best FM Technology Provider of the
Year, Singapore Best FM Service Provider of the Year and Singapore Best FM Building
Owner / Facility Occupier of the Year. The awards will be presented at the Singapore FM
Awards Gala Dinner on 4 October 2017, graced by guest of honour, Ms Sim Ann, Senior
Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and