IBPSA-Singapore and ASHRAE-Singapore Sign MOU

IBPSA Singapore and ASHRAE Singapore Chapter signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 16 Dec to facilitate cooperation and promote collaborations in areas of mutual interest. This includes holding joint building simulation and building engineering related activities such as conferences, symposia, seminars, technical talks, courses, networking sessions and site visits.

The MOU was signed by IBPSA Singapore President Dr. Adrian Chong and ASHRAE Singapore Chapter President Dr. Yuichi Takemasa. This collaboration will tap on the complementary strengths of IBPSA-Singapore and ASHRAE Singapore Chapter to assist in advancing the quality of engineering practice and building simulation.

Upcoming Webinar: Viral Transmission, Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality during a Pandemic – 3 September 2021

Event Time: 3rd September 2021, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Venue: Webinar (Zoom link to be sent few days before the event date)

PEB – PDU Points: 1 point

SGBC-GMAP CPD Points: 2 points

Registration: To attend, please register at this link https://forms.office.com/r/h44pNpWTi7 by 26 August 2021

Brief Info:

Since the beginning of 2020, our daily life has been severely affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. With evidence suggesting that airborne transmission may play a larger role in the spread of COVID-19 and increasing number of publications pointing to its impacts on building energy efficiencies, a webinar on the topic might be timely. 

In this seminar, Dr. KANG Chang Wei from IHPC, A*STAR and Dr. Zuraimi SULTAN from BEARS are cordially invited by IBPSA Singapore to share their recent research activities related to the pandemic. Dr. KANG will first present their R&D efforts in Assessment of Environment Transmission Risk and Future Resilience. After that, Dr. Zuraimi will elucidate Energy impact of building recommendations to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission in Singapore. Building practitioners, policy makers, ESD consultants, architects and planners, as well as researchers and students who are interested in relevant topics, are all welcomed to participate in this seminar. 

For enquires on program and registration matters, please feel free to contact Dr. POH Hee Joo by email: pohhj@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg.

Seminar Agenda:

2:00pmWelcome remarks by Dr. Adrian CHONG, President of IBPSA-Singapore
2:10pmAssessment of Environment Transmission Risk and Future Resilience”, 
Dr. KANG Chang Wei, Deputy Director of Fluid Dynamics Department, Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR
2:40pmEnergy impact of building recommendations to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission in Singapore”, 
Dr. Zuraimi SULTAN, Program Director, Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS)
3:10pmQ&A, to be moderated by Dr. POH Hee Joo, Senior Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR
3:30pmClosing Remarks

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