Prof Chiew Sing Ping
Construction Technology Innovation Laboratory (CTIL)
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
Er Colin Yip
Prof. Chiew Sing Ping is professor and Programme Leader of Civil Engineering and Head of Construction Technology Innovation Laboratory (CTIL) at Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). He was previously Head of the Division of Structural Engineering and Mechanics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 2008 to 2014. He is currently a Member of the Panel of Expert Advisors of the LTA and Member of the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore. He is also a Past President and an Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Structural Steel Society. His research and expertise are related to structural steel and composite steel-concrete construction and he has completed many external-funded research projects as Principal Investigator (PI). He has delivered many industry and keynote lectures, written 5 books and published more than 200 refereed technical papers in international refereed journals and conference proceedings.
Er. Colin Yip is Deputy Director at Woh Hup who has broad range of structural design experience in Projects of various typology in Singapore, Netherlands and China. He has very deep interests in Building design and has collaborated with many talented Architects via Iconic and significant Projects both local and abroad (Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Sports hub, South Beach Development and others). He believes in the future of amalgamating traditional engineering and architectural with digital or computation workflows while maintain rooted to the strong sense of giving back to the society by inspiring the next generation to aspire or dream and bring the profession to new frontiers.
Topic: Driving Applied Research with Industry Partners – An Alliance Approach
Post-Covid, builders will need to be more sustainable, productive and competitive moving forward. This presentation covers the journey taken by SIT and Woh Hup in running the Construction Technology Innovation Laboratory (CTIL) since 2021, a joint applied research center to carry out AR&I projects to address some of industry’s key challenges. Different from the ‘top-down’ agency-driven research which aims for knowledge creation and building capability, CTIL focus on ‘bottom-up’ industry-driven research which aims more for test bedding and actual application through an alliance approach. Case studies will be presented to elaborate our collective efforts made in the three AR&I pillars of productivity, sustainability and resilience, including challenges in translating innovative technologies and building pipelines for industry-ready graduates and upskilling programmes for the construction professionals.