Event: 4th ICEED 2020 Free Webinar, on 10 Nov 2020

IBPSA-Singapore is the Co-Host of the 4th International Conference on Eco Engineering Development (ICEED) 2020, on 10-11 November 2020, organised by Binus University, Jakarta.  

As IBPSA-Singapore members, you are entitled to attend the one day webinar (FREE), with details as follows:

Event Time:                             Tuesday, 10 November 2020 / 9am – 5pm (SG Time) or 8am – 4pm (Jakarta Time)

Venue:                                    Online Seminar (to be sent few days before the event date)

Registration: https://bit.ly/ICEED2020

Conference Website: https://engineering.binus.ac.id/iceed/

In this conference, Dr Kang Chang Wei, Deputy Director of Fluid Dynamics department of IHPC, A*Star will be one of the keynote speakers, with the abstract of his talk is shown below:

Title: Dispersion of Evaporating Cough Droplets in Tropical Environment

Abstract:

During a respiratory event, in this case, a cough, virus laden droplets and aerosols are expelled from an infected person’s mouth. Respiratory droplets/aerosols’ dynamical behaviour shows the competing effects between drag, inertia, gravity and evaporation. The droplet in-flight characteristics and final destination are affected by a range of factors and interdependent interaction between them. It includes complex flow phenomena, from turbulent jets, flow-induced droplets/aerosols dispersion and sedimentation, to droplet evaporation and deposition. Modelling and simulation-based fundamental thermo-fluid physics could provide accurate insight and visualise the droplets/aerosols dynamics and spread process. A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)’s Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) framework includes but not limited to expulsion force of fluid volume, droplet/aerosol size distribution, evaporation of water from the droplet (temperature and humidity dependent), and viral load in the droplet. Utilising this computational framework, quantifying droplets falling on human subjects will be assessed. It allows risk-based analysis across different configurations and scenarios. The fundamental knowledge of the underlying physics, together with use cases will be shared in this talk.

For enquires on program and registration matters,  please feel free to contact Dr. George XU by email: xuxg@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg.

To join as member of IBPSA-Singapore: CLICK HERE. IT’S FREE!

Event: CoolestSG-IBPSA Joint Webinar on Cooling Energy Modelling of Smart Buildings – Opportunities and Challenges

IBPSA-Singapore is collaborating a webinar event with CoolestSG on Cooling Energy Modelling of Smart Buildings – Opportunities and Challenges. 

Event Time:                             6 November, 2020 at 2.00pm – 4:00pm,

Venue:                                    Online Seminar (to be sent few days before the event date)

PEB – PDU Points:                   2 CPD Points

SGBC-GMAP CPD Points:       6 CPD Points

Brief Info:

In this joint webinar by CoolestSG (Cooling Energy Science and Technology Singapore) and IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association), opportunities and challenges with energy modelling of smart buildings will be discussed. In the first part Dr Adrian Chong will introduce two open source R packages ‘eplusr’ and ‘epwshiftr’ to enable climate change research and data driven analytics using EnergyPlus. The objectives are to provide better and more seamless integration between EnergyPlus simulation engine, data- driven analytics, and climate change projections; and take advantage of the abundant statistical and data analytics packages on R. In the second part, Prof SK Chou will speak on building envelope performance modelling. The building envelope is the first level of defence against heat transmission into the air-conditioned space, and, to be certified energy efficient, a building will need to have its envelope meet the minimum thermal performance standard. Recent development to enhance the envelope performance criteria will be discussed.

Registration: Please register for your participation by clicking this link: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/coolestsg-ibpsa-joint-webinar-on-cooling-energy-modelling-of-smart-building-tickets-125847187325

For enquires on program and registration matters,  please feel free to contact Dr. George XU by email: xuxg@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg.

To join as member of IBPSA-Singapore: CLICK HERE. IT’S FREE!

Event: Towards an Enhanced Thermal Comfort and Sustainable School Environment

The IBPSA-Singapore Chapter is holding a Seminar, with the title: “Towards an Enhanced Thermal Comfort and Sustainable School Environment”. 

Event Time:                             18 September, 2020 at 2.00pm – 4:30pm,

Venue:                                    Online Seminar (to be sent few days before the event date)

PEB – PDU Points:                   2 CPD Points

SGBC-GMAP CPD Points:       6 CPD Points

Brief Info:

Funded by Singapore Sustainable Blueprint (SSB) Programme, a R&D project entitled “Computer Assisted CFD Simulation to Promote Positive Energy School (PES) Project in Singapore” has been carried out by research team from IHPC and collaborators from BCA, since Dec 2017. This R&D project is well aligned with the PES campaign advocated by BCA recently.

In this seminar, Mr. Selvam VILLIAPAN from BERII of BCA, who is the key officer in charge of PES project, will be invited to give an overview of the PES Project and progress achieved so far. After that, Dr. GE Zhengwei and Dr. OOI Chin Chun from IHPC, ASTAR, who are the leading scientists for the SSB-funded project, will present their major CFD efforts and findings throughout their 3-year study. This seminar is targeted at all participants from building practitioners, policy makers, ESD consultants, architects and planners, as well as researchers and students who are interested in relevant topics.

Registration: Please register for your participation by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/2FCmUw5 by 16 September 2020.

For enquires on program and registration matters,  please feel free to contact Dr. George XU by email: xuxg@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg.

Seminar Agenda:

1:50pmRegistration
2:00pmWelcome speech by A/Prof. Steve Kardinal Jusuf, President of IBPSA Singapore
2:10pmOverview of Positive Energy School Project – initiatives and progress”,Mr. Selvam VALLIAPPAN, Building Energy Research  and Innovation Institution, BCA
2:50pm CFD Simulations of Natural Ventilation and Thermal Comfort Conditions for Schools in Singapore”,Dr. GE Zhengwei, Institute of High Performance Computing, A-STAR
3:30pm CFD Simulations of Wind-Driven Rain for the School Environment in Singapore”,Dr. OOI Chin Chun, Institute of High Performance Computing, A-STAR
4.10pmQ&A, to be moderated by Dr. George XU, Institute of High Performance Computing, A-STAR
4:30pm End of Seminar

To join as member of IBPSA-Singapore: CLICK HERE. IT’S FREE!

Upcoming Event: Pushing Next Frontiers in Green Building Design – 27 September

Event Time: 

27 September, 2019 at 2.00pm – 5:00pm,

Seminar Venue:

Aster & Bluebell Room, Level 3, Singapore Polytechnic Graduates’ Guild (SPGG),

1010 Dover Road, Singapore 139658 (Gate No.4)

PEB – PDU Points:  (Pending in application)

SGBC-GMAP CPD Points:  (Pending in application)

Brief Info:

This seminar aims to share next-generation frontiers in green building design topics, from the points of views of researchers, practitioners and software developers. It will be delivered by two well-recognized green-design pioneers – Dr. POH Hee Joo from IHPC, ASTAR and Mr. Eugene SEAH from Surbana Jurong Group. As sponsors for this event,Dr. Alex LEE from Tian Building Engineering, Singapore and Mr. Rohan Rawte from IES Ltd are also invited to share their development strategies with regard to the thematic topic. This seminar is targeted at all participants from building practitioners, ESD consultants, architects and planners, as well as researchers and students from relevant institutions.

Registration: Please register for your participation by clicking IBPSA Seminar by 20 Sept 2019.

For enquires on program and registration matters,  please feel free to contact Dr. George XU by email: xuxg@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg.

Seminar Agenda:

2:00pmRegistration & Networking
2:30pmWelcome speech by Dr. Steve, President of IBPSA Singapore
2:40pmDevelopment of Multi-physics Integrated Environmental Modeller (IEM)”,Dr. POH Hee Joo, Institute of High Performance Computing, A-STAR
3:10pm Calibrated Digital Twins for the Built Environment”,Mr. Rohan Rawte, IES Ltd
3:30pm Tea Break
4:00pm Impact of Modelling and computational approach on design optimization, Seeing the unseen”,Mr. Eugene SEAH, Surbana Jurong Group
4:30pm Integrated OpenBIM Workflow for better Building Performance Analysis and Design – ETTV, Wind Driven Rain, Thermal Comfort (Indoor and Outdoor), Solar Irradiance and Fire and Smoke Analysis”,Dr. Alex K.H. Lee, Managing Director, Co-Founder of BIM HVACTool, Tian Building Engineering, Singapore
4:50pm Certificate of Appreciation presented by Dr. Steve, President of IBPSA Singapore
5:00pmEnd of Seminar

The detail information can be found in the attached flyer.

To join as member of IBPSA-Singapore: CLICK HERE. IT’S FREE!

Looking forward to your participation.

IBPSA Singapore supports IBEW

IBPSA is proud to support the inaugural International Built Environment Week (IBEW), the first fully-integrated event in the Asia Pacific that covers the entire built environment life cycle and value chain. 

Presented by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore, the IBEW will convene under the theme ‘Transforming the way we build’, and showcase today’s best practices and tomorrow’s innovations in four key areas: sustainability, construction productivity, digitalisation and smart facilities management.

As a member of IBPSA, you will enjoy more than 40% discount on your conference ticket at $680 (U.P $1,200). So grab this opportunity and register today. Seats are filling up fast!  To register, click here:  https://tinyurl.com/y67c854f

IT’S FREE..! You can join as IBPSA Individual member by filling in this form: https://tinyurl.com/yy47x6rc

#IBEWSG #BuildSG #BuiltEnvironment

International Workshop on Putting Sustainability into Convergence – Jan. 28-29, 2019

The IBPSA Singapore Chapter is a supporting advocate for the following workshop in Jan. 2019:

International Workshop on Putting Sustainability into Convergence: Connecting Data, People, and Systems, Singapore, January 28-29, 2019

From the website: https://www.shbe.org/singapore-workshop.html

The NSF-funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) in Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) announces its second international workshop on Putting Sustainability into Convergence: Connecting Data, People, and Systems with a special focus on social science, engineering and computer science integration. Long-term sustainability requires technology advancements, resilient infrastructure, adequate policy, and behavioral change. The main objective of a sustainable and resilient infrastructure is where a multitude of resources can be dynamically shared and individual behavior be incentivized to better meet community needs. While focusing on underserved groups, the intention is to improve overall quality of life and well-being by providing adequate access to infrastructure and services. Inspired by the NSF vision, this international workshop proposes convergence research that is built upon trans-, inter-, and multi-disciplinary concepts including two main characteristics: Challenges and opportunities from deep scientific questions and critical societal needs, and intensive integration across disciplines.

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Upcoming Event on Nov 28: Informing High Performance Design with Integrated Modelling Approaches – Thermal/Energy, CFD, and Daylight tools

Case Study: Informing High Performance Design with Integrated Modelling Approaches – Thermal/Energy, CFD, and Daylight tools

Todd Taniguchi from WSP Ng will be presenting a case study for an innovative approach to an aircraft hangar retrofit in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. The key features of the building include a highly energy efficient 100% fresh air buoyancy driven fanless HVAC system and high levels of natural light. The presentation will focus on the tools used and the design changes that they enabled.

Date: 28 November 2012

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: NTU (Tutorial Room +2 at North Spine, Block NS4-05-80) Map link: http://maps.ntu.edu.sg/maps#q:Tutorial Room + 2

Please reply to Majid (majid.h@pbworld.com) or Danielle (DGreigo@ntu.edu.sg) if you will be attending for us to establish the number of people coming for the event. Please pass this email also to others who are keen to attend as well and get involve with IBPSA Singapore.