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Congratulations to Prof Robert Tiong and Dr Meghdad Attarzadeh for receiving the SCI Excellence Awards 2017 (Innovators Category)​

Published on: 16-Nov-2017


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Congratulations to Prof Robert Tiong and Dr Meghdad Attarzadeh for receiving the SCI Excellence Awards 2017 (Innovators Category).

The award is presented by the Singapore Concrete Institute (SCI) to NTU's Centre of Excellence for BIM (Building Information Modelling) and Kimly Construction Pte Ltd, for their project “Implementation of a Smart and Semi-Automated Precast Elements Logistics Management and Installation System”.

This SCI award gives recognition to the team’s contribution towards improvement of productivity and safety in the civil and building construction industry. In partnership with Kimly Construction Pte Ltd, the NTU BIM-based Smart Crane System was developed, and the semi-automated precast elements logistics management, and installation system was implemented at the ‘Signature@Yishun’ construction site.

Different kind of technologies, such as BIM system, sensors, camera system, positioning system, have been developed and deployed to provide and enable an integration solution that is capable to track precast elements from delivery to installation at site.

The construction informatics and componential BIM-based information of the precast element has been used by the system to guide the crane operator to detect, hoist, and locate it at its final designated position in the building. The system was able to address the construction site limitations and constraints such as blind lifting, which in turn enhances construction site productivity.

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