Aurecon strengthens presence in Asia with Centre of Excellence for Digital Engineering

Aurecon
As Asia’s appetite for more future-ready buildings and infrastructure expands, global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon aims to play a major role in the birth of new ideas to feed this hunger, through its new Singapore-based Regional Centre of Excellence for Digital Engineering.

Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Aurecon’s new Regional Centre of Excellence for Digital Engineering serves as an extension of the company’s Digital Futures team. This Centre is the first-of-its-kind for Aurecon and is dedicated to solving client challenges with emerging digital technologies and alternative business models.

“The engineering and construction industry is not spared from digital disruption, which is changing the way we work and live. The decision to extend the Digital Futures team into Asia was driven by increasing regional demand for digital transformation in the building and construction sector. Singapore’s strategic location places our new Centre of Excellence at the epicentre of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and within touching distance of North Asia,” said Paul Lombard, Managing Director, Middle East and Asia.

Aurecon will invest SGD3 million over the next three years and will focus on three areas: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics; the Internet of Things; and Visualisation & Digital Collaboration. Each area of focus will have a dedicated Digital Specialist in charge of consolidating ideas and lessons to support priorities such as urban mobility and infrastructure within Singapore. Once adopted locally, these ideas may then be exported to other parts of Asia, or even the world.

Referencing Singapore’s Smart Nation push, Lombard cited the country’s “openness to embrace innovation and its willingness to be a testbed for new ideas” as the reason for choosing the city-state as the base for the Centre.

The launch of the Centre of Excellence in Singapore is an integral part of Aurecon’s near and long-term business goals in Asia. On the more immediate front, the Centre accelerates the development of digital engineering capabilities for Singapore and the wider Asian market. Building these capabilities in the heart of the Asian landscape will help the company strengthen its leadership position, while offering innovative and practical project support to developers.

Aurecon’s latest investment is aligned with Singapore’s Professional Services Industry Transformation Map, which looks to accelerate the development of innovative and exportable solutions from Singapore, to support regional infrastructure boom. which looks to accelerate the development of innovative and exportable solutions, from Singapore, to support regional infrastructure boom.

Commenting on Aurecon’s expanded presence in Singapore, Ms Fong Pin Fen, Director, Cities, Infrastructure & Industrial Solutions, EDB, said: “We are pleased that Aurecon has chosen to establish its first Regional Centre of Excellence for Digital Engineering in Singapore. This reflects the company’s commitment to deepen digital engineering capabilities among its Singapore talent base. The Centre will also support the increasing opportunities for companies, developers and individuals to co-develop new innovative digital solutions and business models in the engineering and construction industry.

Headquartered in Singapore, the Centre of Excellence will be headed by Phil Lazarus, Digital Practice Leader, Asia.

“To thrive in the digital future, organisations need to fundamentally rethink their planning, strategy and business processes, create connected digital platforms, and improve their analytics and collaboration. Aurecon’s new Centre will help clients improve productivity and value from their asset portfolios through digital transformation. Not only will this future-proof their businesses but, importantly, it will enable them to exploit the opportunities a digital future presents,” said Lazarus.

To deliver tangible outcomes, Aurecon has identified four key competencies for development. The first is 3D collaborative design and BIM (Building Information Modelling) to support the coordination of construction projects. The second is based around enhancing personal and emotional connections using technologies such as virtual reality. The third is a proprietary design collaboration and project delivery portal called GeoDocs, that allows secure file access from anywhere.

The fourth is the Smart Centre, which aligns with Singapore’s Smart Nation vision and uses sensors to collect data from multiple points.

“To develop a Smart Nation, we need to reimagine engineering so as to shape and design a better future. In many ways the advancement of humanity depends on the engineering and infrastructure we create. That’s a responsibility we take seriously and it’s also something that requires some unconventional thinking,” added Lazarus.

Manitou Launches Two New Telehandlers & Compact Loaders for Emerging Markets

Manitou group, a leader in rough-terrain handling, hosted a dealer-press meet 'Stronger Together' in Phuket, Thailand and unveiled two new telehandlers and compact loaders specifically for emerging markets of Asia, the Middle East Read More ...

Haulotte introduces the most compact & Versatile telehandler

Haulotte's new telescopic handler HTL 3207 provides maximum efficiency on tight job sites. It offers excellent maneuverability and significant work autonomy under optimal conditions of safety and comfort. Equipped Read More ...

TII Group: Setting higher standards

The TII Group demonstrated product innovations and services in heavy-duty and special transport vehicles. It presented new transport solutions for the wind energy sector viz. Tiiger SD modular transporter, EuroCompact semi-trailer, Read More ...

LiuGong: Meeting toughest applications

LiuGong and Dressta showcased a 20-machine line up designed for the toughest conditions and applications in mining, quarry and aggregate, demolition, material handling, utilities, landscaping, road and highway and agriculture Read More ...

Terex MP: Expanding and enhancing applications

Terex MP displays included Terex Finlay's latest TF-75L low lever feeder, designed to maximize productivity, enhance efficiency, and reduce onsite operational costs in a wide range of applications and feed material types Read More ...

Manitou: Focus on alternative energies and sustainable solutions

The Manitou group presented a wide range of solutions dedicated to construction and mining. A 100% electric platform premiered as part of the new Oxygen label, devoted to alternative energies and more sustainable solutions Read More ...

Volvo Group: Sustainable high-tech innovations

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) presented sustainable innovations and the most advanced portfolio of machines and services – all built on market-leading knowledge from across the Volvo Group. With the combined forces Read More ...

Fayat Dynapac: Long lasting, user-friendly solutions

Fayat Dynapac showcased its innovative designs and new innovations along with its ground-breaking and high-tech digital solutions like Dyn@Lyzer, Dyn@Link, TruckAssist and SetAssist that helps to track machines. The new Read More ...

Ammann: Committed to Sustainable Solutions

Ammann's new products and technologies displayed the company's continued commitment to sustainability, low emissions and minimal environmental impact. The company marked its 150th anniversary at bauma and Read More ...

Liebherr: Integrating innovative systems

Liebherr presented numerous innovations for its earthmoving range including the new crawler excavator Generation 8, the first representative of the new crawler tractor Generation 8, and the new mobile excavator A 913 Compact Read More ...

Wirtgen: Smart synergies

A total of 120 exhibits, including 18 world premieres and 25 innovations as well as six interactive technology demos: the Wirtgen Group's booth at Bauma was packed with leading machine and application technologies Read More ...

Wacker Neuson: premieres zero emission series

The Wacker Neuson and Kramer booth displayed their new products from the zero emission series. Wacker Neuson confirmed its innovation leadership in this segment with its range of battery-powered rammers, vibratory plates Read More ...

Doka: Innovative products and digital solutions

Doka presented a wide range of slab formwork systems, from flexible Dokaflex, to efficient Dokamatic tables, through to Heavy-duty as d3 – each designed to meet specific customer requirements and building structures Read More ...

Xylem: Smart solutions

New additions to Xylem's portfolio included the latest smart dewatering pump from Godwin's Smart Series – the Godwin Dri-Prime pump specifically designed to combat the toughest mining and construction applications Read More ...

Goldhofer: Solutions for every haulage operation

Goldhofer has the solution for every haulage operation and the vehicle for every requirement in its portfolio – from trailers and semi-trailers to modular combinations and vehicles for special applications such as Read More ...

Sany: Expanded product portfolio

At bauma 2019, SANY launched three new hydraulic excavators and gives a preview with a prototype 8-ton short tail excavator. These will be added to the existing range of 11 excavators between 1, 6 and 50 ton. Read More ...
NBM&CW

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture
L&ST

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport
II&TW

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week