Connectivity & Infrastructure

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The Genius of Nature: Biomimicry in the Built Environment

On every floor of the unTower, occupants can expect cross-ventilation and more access to natural light due to a hollow core, even in interior walls (Credit: B+H, Surbana Jurong Group) Dr Jamie Miller Director of Biomimicry, B+H Architects There is no man-made technology that can better impound carbon, dissipate storm events, cool environments, slow down […]

Artist’s impression of Intermoda TOD Phase 1 credit PT Sinar Mitbana Mas

Transit-Oriented Developments: A Key Asset Class That Can Help Build a Smart and Sustainable Future in Indonesia

By Mitbana Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs) are compact, pedestrian-oriented mixed-use developments centred around public transport systems. In a rapidly urbanising environment, TODs play an imperative role to alleviate the pressures of a growing population and to facilitate accessible public transport options needed for a long-term sustainable future. Recognising these benefits, the Indonesian government has been actively […]

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Infrastructure for a Resilient Economy

By Er. Dr. Ang Choon Keat Managing Director, Prostruct Consulting Pte Ltd Introduction Manmade and natural disasters can cause serious damages and disruption to infrastructures and businesses. The Oklahoma City Bombing on 19 April 1995 led to the progressive collapse of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building (Linenthal, 2020) and subsequent cessation of all operations. […]


Protecting Infrastructure Against Terrorist Attacks

By Prostruct Consulting Ang Choon Keat, Managing Director Lin Yadong, Senior Executive Engineer, Security and Blast Andrew Tan, Principal Engineer, Security and Blast With the real possibility of terrorist threats, Singapore implemented the Infrastructure Protection Act (IPA) from December 2018, to provide a clear regulatory framework for protection against such threats. Selected buildings will have […]

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Landscape Architecture – Is It a Walk in the Park?

An Interview with: Oliver Ng Boon Lee Director, Landscape Architecture, Surbana Jurong Apart from the brick and mortar of delivering urbanisation, infrastructure and engineering solutions for our clients, Surbana Jurong’s (SJ) Landscape Architectural team provides the competitive edge with a suite of solutioning services, and explores multi-dimensional areas of ecology, biology, botany, tourism, horticulture, fine […]

City-Industry Integrated Planning and Development in Singapore

By SJ Economic and Industrial Planning Background City-industry integration is a central tenet of sustainable growth. By integrating diverse land uses, the elements of “industry” and “city” are to be well-balanced within a regional cluster. “Industry” refers to activities involving goods and services producing industries, while “city” refers to residences, commercial facilities and places of […]