Eugene Seah

Eugene Seah

Chapter: Singapore

First name: Eugene

Last name: Seah

Chapter: Singapore

Role: President

Where do you live?  In the part of town call Tanjong Katong in the East.

Work history: I spend more than 14 years in Davis Langdon & Seah and a partner since 2008, a Quantity Surveying Company. It was bought by Arcadis where I worked as their City Executive and Country Head for Singapore. I subsequently joined Surbana Jurong , heading their Digital Management Office and Sustainability & Resilience Office as well as a Senior Director in the Group CEO’s Office. Just this year in 2023, I joined Meinhardt as their Global Board Member and the COO of the Singapore Operations. I hold the post of Senior Director, Group CEO’s Office for Special Projects.

How long have you been involved in openBIM and buildingSMART? Since 2017

What do you like the most about your work in your chapter? The networking and the cascading of knowledge on Open BIM and various standards in the Digital realm.

The greatest success achieved within your chapter? The participation in IFC SG.

What does openBIM mean to you? It means the breaking down of barriers for proprietary programs and use of cost effective BIM authoring tools

What is the biggest challenge the community is facing today? Buy in and understanding the need for standardisation.

What challenges do you encounter in your country? Adoption of IFC SG and the use in CORENET X

What are the main opportunities for your market? Singapore is seen as a test bedding place and a springboard to various South East Asian Countries.

Digitalization is more and more present today; what do you do in your chapter to meet the challenges it poses:  It means more onboarding, knowledge sharing and seminars on Open BIM and the benefits of Interoperability.

What vision, as a chapter leader, would you give to the whole community? Be bold to try and be trial blazers In the name of Interoperability.

What is your overall vision of the future? Change is a constant and we need to be agile, but don’t let technology dictate you. You dictate technology.