Singapore-based company Ong&Ong recently held its digital technology event, BeyondX, designed for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Featuring leading experts in the field of digital design, it took place on 11 July 2019 attracting over 500 delegates.
BeyondX showcased how the built environment is improved through the harnessing of artificial intelligence (AI), 3D-printed structures, and immersive reality technologies for transformational growth. Attendees were encouraged to embrace an agile mindset and adopt disruptive technologies, so as to bring about innovative changes for the AEC industry.
Trinity Methodist Church and Bedok Public Library were among several projects in Singapore cited as developments that were designed using new technologies, ensuring greater levels of sustainability and efficiencies across their construction process.
Speakers including Adriel Sim from URA DCG, Patrick Janssen from NUS (National University of Singapore) and Felix Raspall from SUTD, AIRLAB (Architectural Intelligence Research Lab at the Singapore University of Technology and Design) introduced an array of future-forward solutions, such as 3D technologies, computational design and digital fabrication respectively.
“If you’re not the one doing the disruption, regardless of your industry, you will be disrupted,” said Ong Tze Boon, executive chairman of Ong&Ong Group.
The next edition of BeyondX is scheduled to take place in 2020.