It’s Happening in Asia

I am in a lounge at Changi Airport this morning. It’s an ordinary Monday in Singapore. Not much to differentiate this Monday from any other Monday…(except that today is my birthday)

I’m looking at the departure board.   Places with funny names.

I am wearing a Kansas City Royals T-Shirt from the 2015 Post-Season.   “Kansas City Wants It More”.  I consider the board again.  Ward Parkway, Arthur Bryants, and  Kauffman Stadium are very far away.

In 2004 I visited Asia for the first time.  It blew me away.  I had to be there.  I wanted it more. So I worked, found a job, and by 2006 had relocated east.

There was a tremendous wave of development underway.  The surge hit Singapore with Marina Bay Sands, National Stadium, and many other challenging designs.  It was early days for BIM in Asia.

2017 is bringing another rising tide.

Changi Airport will award the design contract to double its size.   Japan is on the cusp of approving 2 or 3 casino developments.  China’s One Belt, One Road initiative promises a steady flow of infrastructure projects  around the region, which will naturally spur further private development.

The call/need/desire for BIM and Digital Integration has never been stronger.  It’s an exciting time to be in Asia.

You should be in Asia.  Submit your abstract for BILT Asia 2018 at Marina Bay Sands.  Grab a piece of this.


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