15 May 2019

Smart Building Platform “BIM” in Forest City, Johor Recognized as a Finalist in IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16th, 2019 – IDC Government Insights Asia/Pacific announced that Smart Building Platform “BIM” in Forest City, Johor has been chosen as one of the finalists in the annual IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2019 under the category of ‘Smart Buildings’ category.

Committed to creating outstanding smart building solutions, Forest City integrates new technology including the BIM platform, an Internet of Things (IoT) sensing platform and an Artificial Intelligence (AI) city application. Building information modeling (BIM) implementation plays a key role in the design quality improvement, sustainable construction and facility & asset management (FM/AM) for the Forest City development. Through the virtual 3D building model creation, the BIM model keeps track of the constructed project to ensure all design changes can be checked before they are applied for project delivery to minimize errors and rework on site. This automation is being monitored online via a network. The integration of vegetation on buildings by vertical greening allows a significant improvement of the building’s efficiency, ecology, and environmental benefits.

“Malaysia’s digital economy emphasizes creating an infrastructure supported by emerging technologies for better public services and economy boost. The concept of Smart City offers an understanding on how digital technologies can provide innovative and smart solutions to surmount both existing and future urban challenges in the country, says Jensen Ooi, Research Manager, IDC Asia Pacific. The Smart Building Platform “BIM” in Forest City, Johor is a remarkable smart building project that can help the city make the best use of resources and deliver public services and utilities more efficiently and effectively.”

The IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) was created to identify, benchmark and gather citizen opinion through public voting on the best projects each year across 12 functional smart city strategic domains. It is an intensive six-month process that tracks and evaluates hundreds of smart city initiatives in Asia/Pacific.

The award categories are:

  • Administration
  • Civic Engagement
  • Digital Equity and Accessibility
  • Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces
  • Education
  • Public Health and Social Services
  • Public Safety (Disaster Response / Emergency Management and Smart Policing)
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Water
  • Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Transportation (Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing/Ride-Sharing, and Transportation Infrastructure)
  • Urban Planning and Land Use

IDC invites the public to vote on these finalists at www.idc.com/ap/smartcities through the 28th of May 2019. Citizens who participate in public voting will stand a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S10+ through an electronic raffle draw to be held after the Asia/Pacific winners have been announced.

Figure 1. Citizens can vote for their top projects through the IDC Smart City Website until 28 May 2019.

The Asia/Pacific winners for each category are decided based on IDC analysts’ benchmarking, public voting, and judging from an International Advisory Council. The winners will be announced in July 2019 with their projects pitted against the other regional winners in IDC’s smart city competitions around the world for the opportunity to be named the global IDC smart city champion for one of 12 categories.

For more information on the methodology for the Smart City Asia Pacific Awards, please contact Jensen Ooi at jooi@idc.com For public voting-related questions or media queries, please contact Trista Efendi tefendi@idc.com or Rushanthine at rvelayutham@idc.com Visit the Smart City website www.idc.com/ap/smartcities for updates.

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