Built on the Red Dot: Survivor, Singapore
Though Singapore is a tiny spot, it is located at the heart of Southeast Asia and is well known for its cutting-edge technology.
Though Singapore is a tiny spot, it is located at the heart of Southeast Asia and is well known for its cutting-edge technology. Lyn Chua, whom we hosted in our Construction 4.0 conference, is the founder of a Singapore-based independent consultancy that builds Digital Twin models for smart-city applications. In her session, Lyn has presented the efforts made in Singapore to digitize multiple industries and enhance the use of technology, including in the construction industry.
This effort has started with the 2015 Whole-of-Government smart nation plan, aiming to transform Singapore through technology. Due to Singapore’s pressing challenges, such as its geographical conditions, the aging population, and the shortage of talent, Singapore’s government has decided to launch a program to boost innovation and to stimulate the technological leap needed to improve the quality of life in Singapore, including a government blueprint and an entire network of sensors for tracking, monitoring, and integration of technologies.
As part of this approach, Singapore decided to revolutionize and transform the construction industry in Singapore so it will be more efficient and technological, turning it relevant to the 21st century. As part of the decision, the Singaporean government has decided to train 80,000 Singaporeans in construction technology by 2025. With the presence of international funds and multinational companies in Singapore and a governmental approach that wishes to integrate technology, the private sector, and public needs, Singapore has already transformed into a humming hub of innovation and technology in construction and other related industries.