Richard Kuppusamy

Head of Digital Integration, Asia

Richard Kuppusamy is a chartered British Architect with more than 18 years of experience in the AEC industry with projects across Europe to Asia.. He graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow, with a Masters in Architecture and Urban Design in 2001.

After practicing in the UK for over 10 years; Richard returned to Singapore to join acclaimed architectural practice, WOHA Architects. In 2017 he joined Lendlease, as the Head of Digital Integration where he leads the implementation of innovation in digital technology and processes through BIM/VDC from design, construction through to facility management.

As an early adopter of BIM with over 10 years’ experience in BIM implementation and strategic planning Richard brings unique insights to create additional value in successful project delivery. Understanding commercial interests, processes, regulatory requirements and technical mechanics to implement BIM at both organization and project level from design to construction.

In his commitment to open collaboration to advance the industries adoption of BIM/VDC; Richard has contributed to the development of the Building Construction Authority, Singapore BIM Guide and lectures at the BCA Academy on BIM Management and Legal & Contractual matters.

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COVID-19 Update

20th May 2020

DBEI has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation around the world. While some parts of our society are beginning to open in baby-steps, none of us know how the situation will develop over the coming months. As such, DBEI has now made the decision to postpone all our 2020 events to 2021 as the well-being of all our partners and participants in our events remains our utmost priority. For new details on each region please visit our event pages. We have also sent communications to all registered attendees, speakers or sponsors for all of our 2020 events.

In the interim, DBEI will be launching several exciting virtual events and webinars in 2020 to continue to deliver the same expertise, insights and knowledge to the AEC industry during these uncertain times. We also have some other exciting initiatives we are working on to continue to provide value to our community, which we look forward to sharing with you all shortly.

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