Overview

Join us for a half-day Technical Webinar on Emerging Technologies for Construction in Singapore on 21 January 2021 and, to witness and celebrate with us the official launch of our Woh Hup – SIT Construction Technology Innovation Laboratory (CTIL) at SIT. The webinar calls for our industry professionals to explore and exploit emerging and innovative technologies for our construction industry in the face of an ever-increasing disruptive world. You will hear from prominent industry speakers and researchers sharing their works on emerging construction technologies which are increasingly becoming very important in our built environment.

About CTIL: The Woh Hup - SIT Construction Technology Innovation Laboratory (CTIL) provides a platform for Singapore-based construction companies and SIT researchers to carry out applied research together to develop emerging and innovative technologies for building structures and sub-structures which are impactful and beneficial to Singapore’s construction industry.

Panel of speakers below.


Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Presentation 1: Engineering Transformation Journey – Driving Innovations in the Built Environment
  • To further reduce reliance on foreign construction manpower for its development works, it is crucial for HDB to continue driving new ideas and innovations through its research efforts, work with local industry players to build up new capabilities and tech solutions, and to raise construction productivity. Some of the research endeavors shared will include - development of Smart Integrated Digital Design (IDD) for HDB’s Design Studios, Integrated Building Information System (IBIS) for construction works, 3D Concrete Printing, New Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) concepts, Smart Cranes, and the use of Robots and Drones for construction activities. Dr. Wong will also share how MND has been driving R&D for the built environment through the Cities of Tomorrow (CoT) program.

Presentation 2: Building a Sustainable and Resilient Construction Industry through Improvement in Construction Productivity
  • With the emergence of COVID 19 and the Circuit Breaker, manpower shortage and logistic supply disruption have become a very real problem faced by the construction industry. It has reinforced the need for the construction industry to improve in its productivity so that construction works can be more resilient and sustainable. From machine assisted cobots and technologies that are coming onboard, to full automation in the future, JTC hopes to drive new technologies in the likes of construction automation & robotics to improve construction productivity. Digitalisation and adoption of Common Data Environment within JTC have also helped improve project management efficiency and facilitate remote monitoring/inspection of works on the grounds. New/recycled construction martials will also help provide the construction works itself with more sustainable and resilient material supplies.

Presentation 3: Innovative Digital Technologies for Construction
  • The construction industry is rapidly evolving with the maturing of digital technologies and computational power. Professor David Chua will share new directions with digital lean project delivery. Particularly, he will explain key concepts for lean construction on achieving reliable planning, and the potential and significance of BIM integration with lean. Professor Chua will also share his recent research work on autonomous drones and the use of drones for façade inspection, also a part of the digital backbone. This is one example of how Construction 4.0 will change the way we have been doing things. Deep machine learning enables image-based detection which can be both comprehensive and effective.

Presentation 4: Drone Technology with Applications in the Built Environment
  • Although drones were first applied in the military, they are now increasingly being incorporated into civil domains for surveillance, agriculture, and mobility. Applications of drones to construction have also received much attention in recent years. This is due to enabling technologies in the areas of Data processing, Autonomy, and Mobility. This talk introduces the key technologies enablers for drones. We present the current state of the art in sensors development, navigation and perception, and machine learning that enable drones carry out tasks autonomously. Current and possible future use cases of drone operations in the construction environment shall be discussed.

Who Should Attend

All construction industry professionals in the built environment sector such as engineers, consultants, contractors and trade specialists.

 

Continuing Professional Development

PDUs awarded by PEB Singapore

Schedule

Time Topic
1:00 - 1:30 pm Registration
1:30 - 1:35 pm Welcome by Er. Prof Chiew Sing-Ping, Cluster Director (Engineering), Singapore Institute of Technology
1:35 - 2:00 pm Speech by Guest-of-Honour, Mr. Yong Derong, Executive Director, Woh Hup (Pte) Ltd & Official Launch of the Woh Hup-SIT Construction Technology Innovation Laboratory (CTIL)
2:00 - 2:45 pm Presentation 1: Engineering Transformation Journey – Driving Innovations in the Built Environment
Speaker: Er. Dr Johnny Wong Liang-Heng, Group Director, Building Research Institute, Housing & Development Board and Chief Technology Officer, Ministry of National Development
2:45 - 3:30 pm Presentation 2: Building a Sustainable and Resilient Construction Industry through Improvement in Construction Productivity
Speaker: Mr. John Kiong Wee-Yong, Deputy Director, Built Environment Automation, Futures of Building and Infrastructure Division, JTC Corporation
3:30 - 3:45 pm Short Interlude
3:45 - 4:30 pm Presentation 3: Innovative Digital Technologies for Construction
Speaker: Er. Prof David Chua Kim-Huat, Deputy Head (Administration), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore
4:30 - 5:15 pm Presentation 4: Drone Technology with Applications in the Built Environment
Speaker: Assoc. Prof Wee Liang-Boon, Infocomm Technology Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology
5:15 - 5:30 pm Closing Remarks 
by Er. Prof Chiew Sing-Ping, Head, CTIL

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Fees

Registration Fee: SGD 21.40 (inclusive of GST)

Key Info

Venue Online Webinar
Time 01:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Date 21 Jan 2021 (Thu)
Registration is Closed.
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