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International Green Building Conference 2018

Published on 20 September 2018

In the recent International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2018, DPSD Senior Associate Director Mr Yong Siew Onn and DPA Senior Associate Lim Yin Chao were invited as speakers. Mr Yong gave a keynote about Lee Kong Chian (LKC) School of Medicine Novena and Yin Chao presented on the use of mass engineered timber (MET).

LKC School of medicine is an award-winning BCA Green Mark project. It was part of the curated site tours featured during the IGBC 2018. During his keynote on 4 September, Mr Yong explained the various sustainability measures such as energy efficient systems and building optimisation, implemented in the school’s design. These measures enabled the school to achieve the highest ‘Platinum’ BCA Green Mark rating.

Yin Chao shared insights on MET, specifically from its adoption in the Bukit Canberra (Sembawang Sports Complex) project. The presentation was part of the “Smart Low Carbon Construction: Mass Engineered Timber” track that happened from 5 – 7 September. He presented on the advantages of MET such as its sustainability, buildability and other benefits such as cost, fire performance and aesthetic value.

The IGBC is an annual conference organised by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore in collaboration with the Singapore Green Building Council and Reed Exhibitions. Its theme “Build Green: Build Smart. Build Communities” fell in line with 2018 being the “Year of Climate Action” in Singapore.


DPSD's Mr Yong begins his keynote about LKC School of Medicine Novena Campus.

Mr Yong elaborates on the sustainability measures used in the design of the school.

Street view of Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Novena Campus


Yin Chao presenting insights on MET.

The presentation was part of the “Smart Low Carbon Construction: Mass Engineered Timber” track.

Yin Chao shares the benefits of MET in its adoption for the Bukit Canberra project.