30 years ago, there was limited use for email. When I ask older colleagues on how correspondence was done in the past, they tell me that an internal memo or letter was written using typewriters and this information was posted to either internal or external parties. Information used to travel at much slower pace just … Continue reading Continuous Development in our careers and life
Facilities managers can do a lot more to save energy. After a decade of being involved in many construction projects of varying sizes (small fit-outs to mega rail infrastructural projects), as well as managing facilities in between, I have come to realize convenience usually result in energy wastage and this leads to unsustainable situations economically and ecologically. … Continue reading Sustainable design depends on ground level staff and users part 2
Singapore, a small South East Asian country registered total sales of 664.5 million cubic meters of water in 2015. Out of this 664.5 million cubic meters of water, 514.7 million cubic meters were through sales of potable water, 124.8 million cubic meters were through sales of NEWater and 25 million cubic meters of water were … Continue reading Engineering solutions to water scarcity in Singapore.
2016 was the second year for the Energy Innovation Challenge (EIC) coordinated and executed by the Institute of Engineers and Singapore Science Centre. This year on top of being a Mentor, I decided to help out the working group for National Engineers Day 2016. This year I got to mentor another team of three bright … Continue reading National Engineers Day (2016) and Energy Innovation Challenge (2016)
2015 was the inaugural year for the National Engineers Day’s Energy Innovation Challenge (EIC) coordinated and executed by the Institute of Engineers Singapore and Singapore Science Center supported by National Research Foundation. I had signed up for the event as mentor to be paired up with students to assist and guide them towards innovative ways … Continue reading World Engineers Summit (WES) and National Engineers Day (2015), Energy Innovation Challenge (2015)
Singapore in recent years have increased spending on the construction of underground and aboveground rail network, new hospitals, schools, office buildings and other key infrastructure. The additional infrastructures supported by building services have directly contributed to the increase in energy consumption. The advent and influx of electronic and digital devices have continuously increased the energy … Continue reading Energy and sustainability in Singapore