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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome remarks by Dr. Adrian CHONG, President of IBPSA-Singapore
“Assessment 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
“Energy 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)
Q&A, to be moderated by Dr. POH Hee Joo, Senior Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR
To join as member of IBPSA-Singapore: CLICK HERE. IT’S FREE!
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.
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.
Please reply to Majid (email@example.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.