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​Seminar on Using Digital to Combat Climate Change 

Published on: 27-Nov-2019

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Seminar Announcement​
               
              Using Digital to Combat Climate Change         
      
Dr Wong Heang Fine
 
 Group CEO
Surbana Jurong
                 
Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Time: 2:30pm
Venue: Tutorial Room (TR+52) at The Arc, LHN-02-18

This seminar will be hosted by Associate Professor Wan Man Pun, Associate Chair (Research)


Seminar Abstract

Every country on every continent is affected by climate change. Economies are disrupted and it is affecting lives, costing people, communities, and countries dearly now and in the future. Combating Climate Change is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. There would be a need for an advanced method to combat climate change and Digital could be one of the answers. This paper looks at the use of Digital technology to carry out simulations to produce buildings, or, to use Digital Twin and Virtual Reality to monitor how cities are functioning. These studies can not only be carried out on precinct wide, but also city wide. We call it, Virtual Reality Cities.

Speaker’s Biography​

Mr WONG Heang Fine joined Surbana Jurong in 2015 and is Group CEO of the Company. He is a Board Director of SMEC and AETOS and Chairman of Sino-Sun. He is also a Board Member of the Building and Construction Authority, an agency under Singapore’s Ministry of National Development that regulates Singapore’s building and construction industry. Mr Wong is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.  He is also a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council. 

Mr Wong held many key leadership positions across a number of industries over the last 35 years. Most recently, he was the CEO of CapitaLand Residential Singapore Limited and CapitaLand GCC Holdings, and also the Country CEO in charge of developing CapitaLand’s business in the Gulf Cooperation Council region. Mr Wong was also CEO of Capitala, a joint venture company between CapitaLand Singapore and Mubadala Development Company in United Arab Emirates.

 

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