âThe awarded projects presented opportunities to use technology to improve the living environment for Singaporeans, in addition to push the frontier of possibilities for future development of The Clement Canopy dwelling spaces,â both agencies said in a joint statement.
Started during, and Congress the Urban Sustainability R&D closed in August of the same year, the second call for proposals under the L2 NIC aims to challenge the research community to come up with innovative solutions.
Specifically, its goals are to improve the cost effectiveness of underground developments by 50 percent, too as enhance human comfort and well-being by reducing ambient temperature by 4Â°C and surrounding noise by 10dBA in urban areas.
A project by Lee Fook Hou, Associate Professor from the National University of Singapore (NUS), includes developing a prototype gear to slash the building costs of subterranean developments by empowering direct injection of cement into soft earth around corners and obstructions.
NUS Associate Professor Ho Ghim Wei intends to create a nanocomposite material for buildings that help purify the air and can transform heat into electricity.
Another suggested study by NTUâs Professor Chu Jian aims to develop a web-based three dimensional geological and geotechnical data modelling and management system, to reduce construction cost and increase productivity for future developments that are subterranean.
NTU Associate Professor Gan Woon Seng intends to create a software system that can mimic noise and how it is affected by the surroundings. Through this, he hopes to develop soundscape concealing techniques to minimize the effect of loud noises.