NTU Public Lecture on Innovative Ways of Creating New Space for Singapore, 26 April 2019


Dear GeoSS Members


The Nanyang Technological University is organising a Public Lecture on “Innovative Ways of Creating New Space for Singapore”. Here are the lecture details:


Date:    Friday, 26 April 2019

Time:    7pm to 9pm

Venue: Tan Chin Tuan Lecture

            Nanyang Technological University

            50 Nanyang Avenue

            Singapore 639798

            (Free bus will be provided from Jurong East MRT Station to NTU before and after the talk)


Admission is free but registration is required. To register, please visit the following link: https://tinyurl.com/ntuapr2019talk


For enquiries, please email to community-engagement@ntu.edu.sg


Synopsis of lecture

Singapore’s space constraint can also be opportunities for future economic development with unique solutions. Some new space creation strategies and methods have been developed at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). Some of these approaches will also enable Singapore to become a key technology provider for urban solutions to the world. For creating space laterally or underground, methods such as 3D GeoData system, new land reclamation and seawall construction methods, or biocement for soil improvement will be introduced by Prof Chu.

For above ground structures, Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) is now a preferred construction method but it has both pros and cons. Prof Tan will highlight the challenges and provide an alternative system. For below ground structures in MND’s master plan, potential uses include transportation, utility ducts, warehousing, reservoirs, data centres, etc. JTC, DSTA, SCDF and NTU Singapore have undertaken a major grant call to tackle fire safety of underground space and fire resistance of underground structures. He will present the latest findings from his research team and also share his ideas on developing a maintenance framework for underground infrastructure.



Thank you.


Best Regards,


Geotechnical Society of Singapore (GeoSS)

1 Liang Seah Street

#02-11 Liang Seah Place

Singapore 189022

Tel: +65 6336 2328

From date: 26/04/2019

To date: 26/04/2019

Organized by: Nanyang Technological University