Jan 23, 2020 14:57

Surbana Jurong, first in Singapore to attain new International Building Standard

Mr Ravikumar Jeevarathinam, VP of Technology & Innovation Digital Business, Lloyd’s Register and Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong

ISO 19650 accreditation demonstrates SJ Group’s leading edge
in meeting the highest digital building modelling standards

Singapore, 23 January 2020 – Surbana Jurong, one of the largest infrastructure and urban design consultancies based in Asia, has become the first company in Singapore to be awarded the new ISO 19650 accreditation for the digitisation of design and engineering data for buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM). Surbana Jurong is also the first consultancy in Asia to attain the new certification.

The accreditation, approved by the International Standards Organisation (ISO), demonstrates the group’s compliance with the highest BIM modelling standards in projects. Building authorities around the world, including Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA), have identified BIM as a key technology for improving productivity and integration across disciplines in the built environment value chain.

BIM is a process for creating and managing design and engineering information for building and infrastructure projects across the project lifecycle. One of the key outputs is the digital modelling and description of every aspect of the building or infrastructure asset, drawing on information assembled collaboratively and updated regularly. A digital BIM model enables every team involved to optimise their inputs and create greater whole life cycle value for the project.

Surbana Jurong Group Chief Executive Officer Wong Heang Fine said: “Greater adoption of BIM will rapidly transform the built environment industry in the coming years. BIM creates value from the combined efforts of people, process and technology. For Surbana Jurong, BIM has become a way of working. It enables our teams to make informed decisions at every stage of a project and work collaboratively and seamlessly to drive the best outcomes for our clients.”

Mr Wong added: “With our inhouse multidisciplinary skill sets, we are in a unique position to provide end-to-end BIM throughout the life cycle of the project from design to operations and extract every bit of value that BIM can bring. That is why it is paramount that we comply with international standards to set the bar for our BIM quality.”
ISO 19650 accreditation provides an assurance to clients that Surbana Jurong is able to provide effective and compliant BIM services of the highest standards to clients in every part of the world. Lloyd’s Register, an ISO accrediting body, is supporting a number of government bodies, architecture firms and other building consultants in Asia in their efforts to attain the certification.

Mr Fotis Kampouris, Business Director, Lloyd’s Register said: “Surbana Jurong is one of the world’s leading urban design consultancies and has always been ahead of the curve in its use of technology, so it comes as no surprise that it is the first organisation in Singapore to be awarded ISO 19650 certification. The accreditation, supported by the group’s strong talent policies and risk management practices, should give its clients the greatest confidence in its building quality and standards.”

Surbana Jurong is leveraging its BIM capabilities in all its projects around the world, at every stage of the project lifecycle. This includes Singapore Changi Airport Terminals 1, 4 and 5; SunTec’s new campus at Technocity, Pallipuram in Kerala, India; a major station in the Sydney Metro, Australia; and Surbana Jurong Campus in Singapore which is under construction.

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About Surbana Jurong
Surbana Jurong is one of the largest Asia-based urban, infrastructure and management services consulting firms, with close to 70 years of track record in successful project delivery. Headquartered in Singapore, the Surbana Jurong Group comprises SMEC and Robert Bird Group in Australia, Sino-Sun in China, AETOS, KTP and SAA in Singapore, and B+H in Canada.

Our global talent pool of over 16,000 employees from more than 120 offices in over 40 countries worldwide includes architects, designers, planners, engineers and other specialists, who are driven by progressive thinking and creative ideas to help shape a better future.

Our technical experts deliver best-in-class solutions that cover the entire project life cycle from planning and design, through to delivery and management, and even decommissioning and closure. We provide a full suite of consultancy services across a diverse range of sectors such as aviation, healthcare, hospitality, transport, water and environment, energy and resources.

With a wealth of experience, we have built more than a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for more than 30 countries and developed over 100 industrial parks globally, building homes and designing cities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable, empowering communities to thrive.

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About Lloyd’s Register
Lloyd’s Register started out in 1760 as a marine classification society. Today, it is one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology, improving safety and increasing the performance of critical infrastructures for clients in over 75 countries worldwide.

The profits generated fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything it does. All of this helps it stand by the purpose that drives its business every single day: Working together for a safer world.

Lloyd’s Register is one of the few organisations in the world and Southeast Asia with the capability to certify ISO 19650/BIM Level 2 in a pragmatic approach with its technical expertise and on-ground experience. Lloyd’s Register is a UKAS accredited organisation.

With a wealth of experience, we have built more than a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for more than 30 countries and developed over 100 industrial parks globally, building homes and designing cities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable, empowering communities to thrive.

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