Australia – Singapore Technology in Construction and Engineering
Australia has world-leading capabilities in digital construction technologies such as Business Information Modelling (BIM), data analytics, clean-tech, virtual design and augmented reality for urban sustainability – well placed to collaborate with Singapore.
Technology is transforming the global construction industry and together, Singapore and Australia can take the lead, including through innovation in research and development.
On this platform, Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo’s keynote address at a Forum highlighted Australian’s capabilities in digital construction technologies for urban sustainability and enhanced productivity.
The Forum, organised by Austrade Singapore, attended by more than 50 representatives comprising of the Singapore building and construction sector and Australian construction and engineering, involved well qualified and experienced industry leaders seeking to identify areas of collaboration between our two countries and areas where both countries can do more together.
Many Australian companies have a significant presence in this market bringing expertise and capabilities to a range of projects:
- McConnell Dowell have been established in Singapore for over 40 years and have been supporting the development of modern Singapore
- Lend Lease is developing a $3.3 billion integrated urban development project in Paya Lebar Quarter, that includes retail, commercial and residential units, developed with user wellness and comfort in mind
- Aurecon has provided engineering expertise in the recently completed $200 million “Toll City” logistics hub at Tuas which provides 120,000 square metres of high-tech warehouse space
- John Holland Group has been working with the Singapore Land Transport Authority in constructing several underground mass rapid transit (MRT) stations with the latest project for Siglap Station on the Thomson – East Coast Line opening in 2019.
For more information on the Australian construction, building and engineering sector, contact Austrade Singapore.