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How Robots can Transform the BE Industry

An encounter with Transformers-like robots ended up transforming Dr Mohan Rajesh Elara’s (AP Mohan) career plans. AP Mohan, now an Associate Professor with the Engineering Product Development Pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, believes such shape-changing inventions could be adapted for the Built Environment (BE) sector, which often deals with tight spaces.

19 October 2023

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How engineer Yeung Hei built on teenage ambitions with Singapore’s newest prefab hub

Ms Yeung Hei, now a design manager and technical controller at Sunway Concrete Products(S) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Sunway Construction Group. During her secondary school days, she recalled writing that her ambition was to make Singapore look more beautiful, with more special designs of HDB (Housing and Development Board) flats. Decades later, she has found a way to contribute to the HDB landscape with her role in the move to the HL-Sunway Prefab Hub.

06 October 2023

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How Evidence-Based Design Creates Cooler, Brighter Buildings

While there are various approaches to architecture, Ar. Lian’s method uses sensors placed at the site for a month or two before construction. They detect a range of environmental conditions such as wind direction, temperature, relative humidity, lighting levels and wind speeds, which are recorded in a data logger.

19 September 2023

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The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) champions the development and transformation of the built environment sector, in order to improve Singapore’s living environment. BCA oversees areas such as safety, quality, inclusiveness, sustainability and productivity, all of which, together with our stakeholders and partners, help to achieve our mission to transform the Built Environment sector and shape a liveable and smart built environment for Singapore.