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Tectus Group Takes Center Stage at BEX Asia 2023 in Singapore with Green Construction Solutions

Tectus S.A.
Beustweg 12
8032 Zürich

Tectus Group, a global leader in the construction and engineering industry, is set to exhibit its innovative solutions at BEX Asia 2023, taking place from September 6 to 8 in Singapore. Tectus is highlighting its brands BBR, Screening Eagle, and Moderna Homes, showcasing a future-focused approach to sustainable construction.

Visitors can explore Tectus' groundbreaking offerings at booth AE07, housed within the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) pavilion.

On Friday, Gianni Moor, an Executive Member of Tectus Group, will be presenting a pivotal talk titled, "Quantifying the Impact of Modern Construction Technologies on Upfront Embodied Carbon."

Highlighting the Environmental Impact of the Built Environment

The building and construction sectors combined have been identified as the single largest contributor to CO2 emissions, accounting for 40% of the global total annually. An increasing proportion of the built environment ‘s impact is due to embodied carbon emissions - those stemming from the sourcing, manufacturing, transporting, and installation of the materials and components that make up a structure, and include the lifetime emissions across construction, maintenance, repair, replacement and eventual demolition.

Gianni Moor said:
“The statistics are staggering, with the cement industry's contribution of 8% of global emissions alone exceeding that of most nations, superseded only by the giants China and the USA. It is anticipated that embodied carbon will represent half (50%) of the emissions from new construction until 2050, making it a vital focus for decarbonization, without which the Paris Climate Agreement goals cannot be met.”

As global calls for environmental accountability grow louder, businesses are now pivoting to robust Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) KPIs, with ambitions to reach a net-zero economy by 2050.

Green Building Rating Systems, along with ESG frameworks, have emerged as game-changers, bolstering environmental stewardship while ensuring corporate accountability. Global initiatives such as LEED and Singapore's Greenmark Building Certification Scheme have found success, with green buildings even attracting higher rent premiums.

Tectus' Carbon Initiative contributing to Reducing the environmental impact of the built world

Tectus contributes to lowering embodied carbon, leveraging its 80 year history in construction & engineering alongside its pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit to protect, maintain and responsibly grow the built world, through the BBR network offering leading certified post-tensioning systems applied extensively in the construction and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure globally, Moderna Homes who has pioneered high-rise modular construction in Singapore with steel hybrid modular construction techniques, and Screening Eagle Technologies promoting asset efficiency and longevity through sensors, software and data for digitalized asset condition monitoring and preventive maintenance.

Bruno Valsangiacomo, Tectus Group Chairman said:
"Tectus Group takes a holistic approach to asset lifecycles and emissions, offering proven solutions to maximize safety, sustainability, and efficiency in construction. Furthermore, by enabling stakeholders to proactively inspect, monitor, and maintain structures, Tectus aims to enhance the longevity, health, and net present value (NPV) of assets.”

Tectus carried out three seminal studies to understand how modern construction methodologies can curtail CO2 emissions.

  1. The first study considered post-tensioning technology in buildings, revealing a substantial 50%+ reduction in CO2 emissions versus conventional construction techniques, growing to 73% when combined with recycled materials. 

  2. The second study examined Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) modules. The findings indicated that Steel-Hybrid PPVC technology could reduce emissions by a significant 61% in contrast to Reinforced Concrete PPVC modules in combination with recycled materials. 

  3. The final study focused on increasing the lifespan of infrastructure through efficient inspection and maintenance programs, integrating advanced Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) tools and cloud technology. 

Tectus' research underscores the potential of cutting-edge construction technologies, along with supply chain adjustments and asset maintenance, to drastically reduce embodied carbon.

With the dual benefit of addressing climate change and offering economic advantages, green construction technologies are the way forward.



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