Robert Bird Group (RBG), a member of Surbana Jurong Group, is proud to be an inaugural member of the American University of Dubai’s (AUD) Centre for 3D Concrete Printing and Digital Construction. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Arabtec Construction, AUD and 3DVinci Creations to establish the Centre on AUD’s campus. The collaboration will drive the development of 3D concrete printing and digital construction in the UAE and wider Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
RBG believe that 3D Printing presents a significant opportunity for the construction industry and they recognise that collaboration with 3D Printing specialists, contractors and academia is critical to realise the benefits of the technology for both the industry and society.
The SJ-NTU Corporate Lab was launched yesterday as a collaboration between Surbana Jurong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF). The laboratory, sited at NTU, will develop next-generation sustainable solutions to tackle industrial and complex urban challenges.
Its key objectives are to translate research outcomes into practical and viable solutions based on three core themes: digitalisation; green and sustainable urban solutions; and future of the industry and productivity.
The S$61-million joint corporate lab is underlined by a five-year partnership, which leverages NTU’s strengths in engineering and sustainability research, and Surbana Jurong’s track record in providing urban, infrastructure and industrial solutions to its global customers.
Surbana Jurong GCEO Wong Heang Fine said, “The Lab will be working on projects which will not only be game changers for Singapore but will also help to further establish Singapore as a global hub for sustainable urban and infrastructure solutions.” The SJ-NTU Corporate Lab was officially launched by Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance.