Basler & Hofmann bridges Asian and European technical consulting expertise
Basler & Hofmann’s Asia teams work with clients and partners creatively, keeping an eye on the big picture while thinking through solutions to the finest detail.
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Serving the Asia market for more than 20 years, Basler & Hofmann has been at the forefront of innovation in the area of construction technology (CT). The company provides a range of services under its CT department, including business development and strategic consulting for underground construction.
Preserving its Swiss engineering heritage and upholding its long-term competitiveness, Basler & Hofmann’s Asia teams work with clients and partners creatively, keeping an eye on the big picture while thinking through solutions to the finest detail.
“We strive to bring the industry ahead, and the most important thing in this field is integrity,” says Martin Schaefer, managing director of Basler & Hofmann Singapore. “We don’t just sell our services and leave. We’re in it for the long haul. That is why we have entrusted our CT department to homegrown talent Elizabeth Yong.”
Another burgeoning issue in Asia is biosafety and laboratory design where enhancements across public, animal and plant health sectors are on the upswing. In the implementation of containment principles and practices, dependability is key – nothing less than the public’s health and safety are at stake. Basler & Hofmann is one of only two accredited facility certifiers registered in Singapore that is approved by the Ministry of Health.
Witnessing the growth of Singapore’s health care sector, Basler & Hofmann acquired renowned architecture firm Arch’lab Architects in 2015 to complement its laboratory design services. Working in sync, the companies emphasised integrating the human factor in their projects, supporting diverse working cultures while meeting stringent local and international standards.
“We do not offer standard solutions,” says Choy Cheng Teng, managing director of Arch’lab Architects. “We listen to our customers, analyse the problem and improvise ways to solve it. We provide strategic solutions and services for unique problems.”
Having completed projects all over Asia, the company will continue to grow and establish its presence in the region and beyond wherever the projects may be. “We love Asia,” Schaefer says. “Being project engineers, though, we are focused on projects rather than limiting ourselves to certain areas.”