Welcome address by president of sisv,
quantity surveying division
Welcome to PAQS Congress 2020
First and foremost, I would like to extend a warm invitation to you to join us in Singapore for the 24th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Congress 2020 between 4th September 2020 to 8th September 2020.
The global trends shaping the Built Environment (BE) Sector have been driven by Digital Revolution, Rapid Urbanisation and Climate Change. As we advanced into Industry 4.0, we constantly faced with challenges from the digital and technology disruptions, and business has to respond to unexpected changes on many fronts. While we are confronted with these challenges, there are certainly opportunities for the BE sector and QS / Cost Engineering professionals as we ride the disruption waves to transform.
Singapore Built Environment (BE) Sector recognised the challenges and is currently undergoing the transformation journey through the Construction Industry Transformation Map (ITM). The inspiration of the BE transformation is to develop an Advanced and Integrated Sector (through push on Green Building, Design for Manufacturing Assembly [DfMA], Integrated Digital Delivery [IDD]), Progressive and Collaborative Firms (through Procurement and collaborative Contracting and Internationalisation) and Developing good jobs (through Manpower Development and Competency Building).
With the above backdrop, we have developed the theme for PAQS 2020 Congress entitled ““Disruption and Transformation in the Built Environment Industry”. The Congress aims to focus on both the challenges we faced and opportunities within – in the dedicated tracks on Disruptive Technology (such as DfMA, IDD), Transformative Delivery (looking at the roles of QS in DfMA and IDD), Green and Sustainability and Roles Redesigning of QS, where there will be carefully curated topics.
Apart from the robust Congress coverage which provides great opportunities for congress participants to network, interact and engage, we are also looking at a wide range of social activities for both the delegates and their accompanying partners to experience Singapore – “A City in a Garden”. I look forward to seeing you in Singapore in 2020!