by Jacob Hoare, Regional Lead for Singapore and Digital Information Management Leader Asia at Aurecon

The Singapore Women In BIM event, hosted at Aurecon Singapore office, made history as the first gathering of its kind in Southeast Asia, bringing together women professionals from the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry and the broader digital space. The event received an overwhelming response, with registration reaching maximum capacity, indicating a strong and growing interest in supporting women in these industries.

Attendees were pleasantly surprised by the remarkable turnout of women professionals at the event, challenging traditional gender norms and showcasing the increasing presence of women in the AEC industry and the digital realm. This gathering served as a powerful testament to the diversity and influence of women in these fields, breaking barriers, and inspiring others to follow suit.

A significant aspect of the event was the opportunity for attendees to network and engage with both familiar and new faces. The event fostered a supportive and inclusive environment, encouraging women professionals to forge meaningful connections, exchange experiences, and collaborate on potential future endeavours. Participants expressed their appreciation for the chance to connect with like-minded individuals and the potential for building a strong network.

The event featured an outstanding line-up of speakers and panellists who shared valuable insights and expertise. Their presentations covered a broad range of topics, including digital transformation, Building Information Modelling (BIM), virtual design and construction, and emerging technologies relevant to the AEC industry and the digital landscape. Attendees were captivated by the depth of knowledge shared by these industry leaders, gaining new perspectives and inspiration for their own professional journeys.

The event received overwhelmingly positive feedback, with participants expressing their enthusiasm for future Women In BIM events. Attendees eagerly shared their ideas and recommendations for future programs, workshops, and training opportunities, showcasing their commitment to continuous learning and professional development. There was also a strong desire for ongoing mentorship and support networks to empower and inspire women professionals in the AEC industry and the digital space.

The Singapore Women In BIM event at Aurecon Singapore office was a resounding success, bringing together women professionals from various backgrounds within the AEC industry. The event not only facilitated networking and knowledge-sharing but also fostered a sense of community, empowerment, and collaboration. Attendees left the event feeling motivated and determined to apply the insights gained, actively contributing to the ongoing advancement and success of women professionals in the industry.