Mr Chia Ngiang HongPresident, Singapore Green Building Council
Mr Chia is the Group General Manager of City Developments Limited (CDL), Singapore's property pioneer since 1963. CDL is a Singapore listed international property and hotel conglomerate involved in real estate development and investment, hotel ownership and management, facilities management and the provision of hospitality solutions.
Mr Chia is one of the key members of the team in ensuring that all CDL properties embrace environmental sustainability as part of the Company's Corporate Social Responsibility commitment. Well known for its outstanding contributions to environmental sustainability, CDL has won numerous green and environmental sustainability awards and accolades in the local and international arena, settling green benchmarks for Singapore's real estate industry.
Mr Chia currently sits on the Advisory Panel in Singapore's Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy and is the First Vice-President of Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore. He was the former Deputy Chairman of Building and Construction Authority (BCA).
Mr Chia graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Estate Management from NUS in 1977 and obtained his Master of Business Administration (Distinction) degree from University of Hull, United Kingdom, in 1992.
Mr Ng Eng KiongImmediate Past President, Singapore Green Building Council
A respected and well-connected figure in the construction industry, Mr Ng is a keen advocate of continuous training of professionals and promotion of awareness in environmental sustainability in his firm as well as in the industry.
As Managing Director of Squire Mech Pte Ltd, Mr Ng was instrumental in leading his firm to be the current leading Mechanical & Electrical Consulting firm with several projects clinching the Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark awards and achieving the BCA Built Environment Leadership Awards 2009 Gold Class. Squire Mech Pte Ltd is a leading firm in Singapore, providing a complete range of professional consultancy services for a wide variety of projects such as offices, commercial, industrial and residential developments, and the refurbishing and retrofitting of existing buildings.
For his dedicated efforts in improving productivity of construction project sites, Mr Ng has been recognised as a BCA Certified Construction Productivity Professional (Honorary). He was a member of the BCA Construction Excellence Awards Evaluation Committee in 2011 and 2012 and the BCA Productivity Awards 2012. He also held several senior management positions during his time with the Housing and Development Board (HDB) from 1974 to 1989.
Mr Ng has also assisted in drafting several Singapore Standard Specifications and Codes of Practices. He has served on the Technical Committees on Codes of Practice on Lightning Protection and Wiring of Electrical Equipment of Buildings. He was the Chairman of the Technical Committee on Cross-Linked Polyethylene Power Cables. Mr Ng graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from NUS in 1974 and obtained his Master of Science (Property & Maintenance Management) degree from NUS in 1991.
Mr Tan Swee Yiow1st Vice President, Singapore Green Building Council
Mr Tan joined Keppel Land Group in 1990 and is currently its President (Singapore) overseeing the Group’s investment and development operation in Singapore. He is concurrently Head of its hospitality management arm, Keppel Land Hospitality Management Pte Ltd.
Mr Tan's commitment in driving environmentally-friendly processes has assisted Keppel Land to be recognised and included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2011 and Best Performer in Asia in Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark 2011. Numerous projects within the Group also set benchmarks in sustainability, such as the Ocean Financial Centre, the first high-rise office building in Singapore to achieve Green Mark Platinum rating by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore. It is also the first high-rise office development in South East Asia to obtain Platinum level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the US Green Building Council.
He is a founding member of the World Green Building Council’s Corporate Advisory Board. He also serves on the Management Council of Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) and the Workplace Safety Health Council (Construction and Landscape Committee).
Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Estate Management, National University of Singapore; Master of Business Administration Degree in Accountancy, Nanyang Technological University.
Mr Ang Kian Seng2nd Vice President, Singapore Green Building Council
As Group Director of Environmental Sustainability, Mr Ang Kian Seng oversees the BCA Green Mark Scheme which certifies buildings on their level of environmental friendliness and energy efficiency. Mr Ang oversees the formulation and implementation of BCA's 3rd Green Masterplan, with the long term goal to green 80% of Singapore's buildings by 2030. This will guide Singapore's green building journey, placing more emphasis on stakeholder engagement and collaboration to create a deeper community involvement in sustainable development.
The Technology Development Group also runs the Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS) and the Quality Mark scheme to assess the workmanship quality of building projects in Singapore. In addition, the group administers the Green and Gracious Builders’ scheme and the certification of Quality, Environmental and Safety management systems for construction companies.
Mr Ang is also Board Director, BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings- a Centre Collaborating with UNEP, since its launch in Aug 2011. He was BCA’s representative in the UNEP – Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI)’s Sustainable Buildings Index (SBIndex) Steering Committee from 2010 to 2012. He was the Conference and Scientific Committee Co-Chair of the Regional Sustainable Building 2013 (SB13) Singapore. He is the IGBC conference and scientific panel Co-Chair since 2012.
Mr Ler Seng AnnSecretary, Singapore Green Building Council
As the Group Director of Development Services at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Mr Ler Seng Ann leads a team of Architects, Engineers and Planners to plan and deliver several major conservation and infrastructure planning projects in Singapore which contribute toward the green building agenda.
Mr Ler plays a vital role in the development of infrastructure in Singapore like Marina Bay area, an extension of the Central Business District, with the construction of major infrastructure projects such as the Common Services Tunnels, The Helix - a pedestrian bridge and Bayfront vehicular bridge - the Art Park and the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade. He is also taking on a leading role in development of the conservation master plan, infrastructure planning for Jurong Regional Centre, Singapore River, Changi Point and the Southern Ridges.
Mr Ler graduated with a Civil Engineering (Hons) degree and holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Singapore and Chartered Engineer in UK with more than 30 years of experience in both engineering and planning.
Dr Johnny WongTreasurer, Singapore Green Building Council
Dr Wong is a Professional Engineer and the Group Director of the HDB Building Research Institute (HDB BRI), Housing and Development Board. He is also the Co-Chair of the multi-agency Sustainable Urban Living (SUL) R&D Workgroup, which looks at strategies to develop a sustainable and liveable city. The Workgroup aims to foster collaboration between research institutions, professional bodies, industry and the public sector, as well as build up long-term research capability.
Dr Wong’s commitment to environmental sustainability has led to the development of the Prefabricated Extensive Green (PEG) tray system that has been used for green roof implementation in public sector projects. He has also spearheaded projects in solar energy systems, spiral connector development for precast application and hybrid green roof systems. His research interests and involvement has spanned the entire spectrum of urban solutions and systems: including prefabrication technology, green construction techniques, product development and information technology.
Dr Wong represents HDB in the Resilience Subgroup (RSG), which is part of the Resilience Working Group (RWG) under the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change (IMCCC), which studies the vulnerability of Singapore to the adverse effects of climate change and develops long-term plans to ensure that Singapore is able to cope with climate change.
Dr Wong has been conferred several awards including the Henry-Boot Award, Laverick-Webster-Hewitt Award, the Institute of Civil Engineers Award and the National Day Awards 2008 – Public Administration Medal (Bronze). He and his team have been conferred The Enterprise Challenge (TEC) Public Service Innovation Award 2006 and the prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2007 by the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) for the development of the PEG Tray system.
Ms Foo Peng ErAssistant Secretary, Singapore Green Building Council
Ms Foo holds the position of Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety in CapitaLand Limited, one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. She has over 15 years of work experience, including sustainability, corporate marketing, media and event management, policy formulation and market development.
As the CapitaLand Sustainability Steering Committee Secretary and team lead for the Environment Sustainability Work Team, Ms Foo works closely with the various strategic business units in the CapitaLand Group to implement the CapitaLand Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management System which is externally audited to ISO 14001 (environmental management) and BS OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety) standards. CapitaLand is one of the first real estate companies to achieve global certification in markets with its investment properties. This will ensure that its projects are developed and managed in an environmentally sustainable and safe manner. Ms Foo also works with the business units to implement group-wide stakeholder activities to engage tenants, residents, contractors, vendors and staff in the sustainability journey, including CapitaLand Group’s participation in WWF Earth Hour in over 20 countries.
Ms Foo spearheads the publication of the CapitaLand Sustainability Report, providing transparency to the group’s environmental, social and governance performance. She works closely with her Group Communications and Investor Relations colleagues to communicate sustainability issues to stakeholders. She has been a panelist at the Trucost SGX Breakfast Presentation on Corporate Sustainability and GRESB Survey Asia Pacific Launch Event. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Social Science (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Ananda Ram BhaskarAssistant Treasurer, Singapore Green Building Council
Mr Ram Bhaskar started his career as an engineer with the then Ministry of Environment (ENV) in 1988. He was initially involved in the development and management of waste disposal facilities in Singapore. He was later appointed Chief Engineer (Energy Conservation) in 2003 and Director (Energy Efficiency & Conservation) in 2011 at the National Environment Agency (NEA). As the Deputy Director General, Environmental Protection Division, he currently oversees energy efficiency policy and programme implementation for the manufacturing, public and households sectors.
Mr Bhaskar studied Production Engineering at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, under a Public Services Commission scholarship and graduated in 1986. He holds a Master in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2002.
Mdm Vivien HengBoard Technical Coordinator, Singapore Green Building Council
Mdm Heng is a Projects Director in RSP Architects Planners and Engineers Pte Ltd. She has more than 30 years of experience in the design and implementation of large and medium sized building projects, ranging from institutions and industrial projects to residential and commercial developments.
As a Registered Architect with the Board of Architects since 1983 and a certified Green Mark Manager, she developed and implemented RSP’s Environmental Management System in 2009 and its Quality Assurance Management System in 1995. She leads the Environmental Sustainability Unit as Director of RSP’s Environmental Management System, and is currently developing upon Building Information Modeling (BIM) for RSP’s projects delivery.
Mdm Heng actively serves on several technical sustainability workgroups. She represents SGBC in the SPRING Standards Technical Committee on Architectural Works and is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Architects’ (SIA) Sustainability Committee. Mdm Heng has acted as Technical Evaluator of Building Materials in the MND-A*Star Grant Calls for proposals for Green Buildings in 2011 and 2012. Since 2008, she has also contributed her time as a member of the Board of Examiners for BCA Academy’s Specialist Diploma in Construction Management.
Mdm Heng is a keen campaigner for Green Buildings and has shared her interests at various events and conferences organized by BCA, NUS, REDAS, SIA and SGBC. For her commitment to the environment and sustainable building design over the years, Mdm Heng was recognized with the inaugural BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Award in 2011 and was also appointed by BCA as an Industry Ambassador in 2012. Mdm Heng holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) degree.
Dr Tseng King JetAssistant Board Technical Coordinator, Singapore Green Building Council
Dr Tseng King-Jet has held the positions of Head of Power Engineering and the Director of Centre for Smart Energy Systems at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has actively conducted courses and provided technical consultation for industries and institutions in Singapore and other nations. He has held key advisory appointments for both Singapore Governmental and non-governmental organizations. Dr Tseng has published over a hundred technical papers, and actively reviews and edits papers for major international journals and conferences. He is currently the Co-Director for Singapore-Berkeley Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics (SinBerBEST), an NRF-funded research program dedicated to improving the efficiency of buildings from the local perspective.
He has also held a number of major appointments in professional societies including the Chair of IEEE Singapore Section in 2005, and organized a number of international conferences. He has been a member of Building and Construction Authority Academy Advisory Panel and currently a Member of the Advisory Board of BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings. He is a Chartered Engineer registered in UK. He was awarded the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and the IEEE Region Ten Outstanding Volunteer Award for his contributions to engineering education and technologies. His current research interests are in energy-efficient green buildings and power utilization.
Dr Tseng is a tenured professor at the College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) from NUS in 1988 and obtained his Master of Engineering from NUS in 1990. He also holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Mr Tan Phay PingAssistant Board Technical Coordinator, Singapore Green Building Council
Mr Tan is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Building System and Diagnostics Pte Ltd. BSD is a spin-off company of the National University of Singapore providing consultancy services that integrate environmental, energy management, sustainability, building performance simulations, research and development, knowledge transfer and creative disciplines. He has led the company to become one of the leading consulting firms in its field with offices in Singapore, Malaysia and China and with a track record of more than 200 projects.
Mr Tan was also instrumental in transforming the use of high powered computational simulation tools for building applications in Singapore. BSD is currently one of the leading firms in energy, ventilation, solar/ daylighting, wind driven rain, pollutants and thermal dynamic simulations. Phay Ping also participates in applied research and development. He was the Principal Investigator for close to 10 research projects funded by Governmental bodies and led them to successful completion. Of which the projects’ deliverables provided the platform for industrial companies to use in their product/ technology development and sales and also by the Government in setting guidelines and standards. Some of these included the study of Cool Paints, Photocatalytic Coatings, Cool Pavements and Green roofs. He is currently Co-investigator for 2 research projects collaborating with A-Star and funded by BCA.
In recognition of his contributions to promoting the green building efforts in Singapore, Mr Tan was conferred the prestigious Singapore BCA-SGBC Green Building Advocate award in 2012.
Dr Ho Nyok YongBoard Member
A tireless green campaigner of the construction industry, Dr Ho advocates sustainable construction and carries out many innovative R&D works. He has spearheaded many green innovations and developments that have contributed significantly to the construction industry in Singapore.
Dr Ho has received numerous awards in recognition of his meritorious contributions to the works that he was in. He awarded the BCA–SGBC Green Innovator Award of the year in 2011, in recognition of his breakthrough achievements in green building product and technology invention. He has been involved for more than 20 years in construction and environmental works, R&D of waste materials and green technologies. He has been appointed by BCA as an Industry Ambassador to raise the industry standard and build capability as well as to shape a safe and sustainable and friendly built environment.
Dr Ho is the Chief Operating Officer cum a Board Director of Samwoh Group, the forefront company of providing civil engineering and construction services, supplying of building materials, recycling of industrial wastes and consultancy services. His state-of-the-art green works have also helped the Group to clinch many distinguished green awards.
Dr Ho also is currently the President of Singapore Contractors Association – the largest association that championing the construction industry in Singapore with more than 3,200 members. He is also invited by various institutions and professional bodies to serve as an advisor/ committee / council / board member.
He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in civil engineering in 1986 from the University of Dundee in Scotland where he also received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees. He is a registered Professional Engineer of Singapore and Malaysia as well as a Chartered Engineer of United Kingdom.
Dr Sitaraman Chandra SekharBoard Member
Dr Sekhar is a Professor and Programme Director (MSc in Building Performance & Sustainability) and Co-Director (Centre for Total Building Performance) in the Department of Building, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also a Founding Director of Enhanced Air Quality Pte Ltd., a NUS Spin-off Company incorporated in June 2004, arising out of his research in the fields of indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy.
Dr Sekhar is a Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as well as the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). He is a recipient of the Exceptional Service Award (2013) and the Distinguished Service Award (2010) from ASHRAE, and has served in various capacities, including as ASHRAE Singapore Chapter President 2010-2011, and is currently a member of its Board of Governors and an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He is a recipient of the Environmental Health Award (2014), Exceptional Service Award (2013) and the Distinguished Service Award (2010) from ASHRAE. He is also a member of various committees, such as SPRING’s Energy Standards Committee, the International Scientific Committee of the Healthy Buildings and the editorial board of Energy and Buildings journal (Elsevier).
Dr Sekhar received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and continued as a postdoctoral fellow at the same university until 1991, where he worked towards the continued development of energy efficient cooling and dehumidification systems. He holds 3 US and other patents in the area of energy efficient air-conditioning system with zonal ventilation control for enhanced indoor air quality.
He has been recognised through several awards, including: Exceptional Service Award (2013) and the Distinguished Service Award (2010) from ASHRAE, SPRING Singapore Merit Award (2012), ASEAN Energy Award (2011), and The Enterprise Challenge (TEC) Award of the Prime Minister’s Office (2004).
Mr Lim Fatt SengBoard Member
Mr Lim has 40 years of experience in the air-conditioning industry with a total of 16 years of working assignments with Carrier and Trane in Singapore and Asia Pacific in numerous senior management positions ranging from administration, finance, sales, service and marketing, business development and general management.
As Managing Director of Comfort Management since January 1992, Mr Lim launched the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), an energy efficiency and system re-commissioning service to enable several existing buildings to realise energy efficiency savings with zero investment to building owners. This has led to the buildings clinching the Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark Awards in Goldplus and Platinum.
His dedicated efforts in improving energy efficiency methodologies with savings in the range of 25% to 50% has aligned the company’s activities with BCA’s vision of having 80% of the existing building stock Green Mark certified by 2030.
Mr Lim also leads his staff to embrace a Green Vision in serving others to create a sustainable environment for the future generation of children, exemplified in the slogan “Same Comfort, Same Convenience, Less Energy and Same for Less”.
Mr Ashvinkumar KantilalBoard Member
Mr Kantilal’s involvement in green and sustainable initiatives and approaches started in 1986 during his student days in the School of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS), resultant of the influence of his tutors. He graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) and joined the private sector, becoming involved with many notable projects with many renowned architects in Singapore and overseas.
As the Group Chief Operating Officer in ONG&ONG, Mr Kantilal is responsible for the group’s operations both within and outside of Singapore. Along with the ONG&ONG Executive Committee, Mr Kantilal has expanded the company’s staff strength and increased its presence to more countries around the world.
He has also helmed many professional institutes in Singapore, including stints as President of the Singapore Institute of Architects (2009-2012) and Asia, Chairman of the Arcasia Committee on Green and Sustainable Architecture (2011-2014) and being part of the Boards of the Board of Architects (BOA) and the National Environment Agency (NEA). Mr Kantilal has also developed external links with local, regional and international stakeholders / partners to champion the green and sustainable cause and further strengthen Singapore’s position both as the leader in these fields and also setting high standards of excellence.
Mr Owen WeeBoard Member
Mr Owen Wee has been working in the architecture field since graduating from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and has been involved in a wide range of projects that include the National Parks Board East Coast Park Master Planning, public housing, private housing, competition for fire stations, Lasalle Arts School as well as NUS SDE Zero Energy Building.
Since joining Surbana International Consultants, Mr Wee has worked on various projects in Singapore. With his vast experience and knowledge in architecture and master planning, he won the SIA GOLD design award 2006 for his involvement in the Marina South Pier, BCA’s buildability award 2007 as well as BCA Barrier Free and Accessibility 2008 for his work on the Sengkang public housing project ‘Coris II.
Mr Wee has also taken on the task to drive sustainable design in Surbana since 2008. As Vice President for Architecture in Surbana, he is also Green Advocate and heads the Architectural Green Core Team in Surbana and is a registered Green Mark Professional with the BCA. His drive towards sustainable design and construction has already borne fruit with some projects obtaining higher green certifications as well as creating a design guide and setting minimum green targets for all projects. This drive has also resulted in more than 25,000 green homes designed in Singapore since 2008. Sustainable design has now become the next targeted growth engine in Surbana.
Mr Lee Chuan SengHonorary Advisor
Mr Lee is the Emeritus Chairman of Beca Asia, a leading engineering consultancy based in Singapore, and was an Executive Director of the Beca Group, New Zealand. After leading the expansion of the Beca Asia business over more than 2 decades into SE Asia and China he has retired in 2013. He has lived and worked in a number of countries in the region.
He was Singapore Green Building Council's founding President (2009-2011) as well as a Board Member of the World Green Building Council from 2010 to 2013.
He is a Board Member of the Singapore National Environment Agency which regulates environmental matters. He was the Deputy Chairman of the Singapore Building and Construction Authority and a Board Member of the Singapore Professional Engineers Board serving for several terms on these statutory bodies which regulate the construction industry and the engineering profession in Singapore.
In addition, he chairs a number of industry committees, including the BCA Green Mark Advisory Committee which oversees the benchmarks for green building awards in Singapore, and BCA Industry Steering Committee for Building Information Modelling (BIM) which seeks to improve the productivity of the construction industry. He is also Co-Chair of the Singapore BCA International Panel of Experts for Sustainability (2008, 2009 and 2013) and the International Panel of Experts for BIM Technology (2010 and 2013). He is Chair of the Advisory Board for the BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings which is a collaboration between BCA and the United Nations Environment Programme. He is Deputy Chairman of the Singapore Standards Council and is a member of the Singapore Ministry of National Development R&D Steering Committee for applied research into environmentally sustainable technologies in construction and had previously chaired its Technical Evaluation Panel. He is Advisory Board Chairman for NZ Trade & Enterprise SE Asia Beachheads Programme.
He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2010 by the Singapore Government for his services to the engineering profession.
Dr Lee Siew EangHonorary Advisor
A leading researcher consultant in Singapore and the Asian region, Dr Lee is actively involved in various significant projects such as the first Zero Energy Building project built by Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA). He also developed and promoted the Energy Smart Building labeling system of the National Environment Agency of Singapore.
Dr Lee sits on the Building Energy Standard Review Committee and is an Advisory member of the BCA's Green Mark scheme. He is also the Chairman of the Committee for Environmental Sustainability of the Singapore's Housing and Development Board (HDB), and Chairman of the National Climate Change Committee's R&D Workgroup.
Since 2000, he has been serving as the Director of Centre for Total Building Performance, a Joint BCA and NUS Centre for Tropical Building Research, School of Design and Environment. The Centre has completed various researches such as building environment assessment methods, which has laid much of the foundation for BCA Green Mark assessment method.
Dr Lee is an Associate Professor at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore (NUS). He also served as the Green Building Consultant to BCA in the development of Singapore-China Tianjin Eco-City Project.
Dr Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Acoustics from Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, in 1977. He obtained his Master of Science degree and PhD, both in Building Engineering and Acoustics, from Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, in 1979 and 1985 respectively.
Mr Tai Lee SiangHonorary Advisor
Mr Tai is a multi-award winning architect and urban planner at both local and international levels.
A Past President of Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), Mr Tai formed the SIA Green Committee leading to the first collaboration on Green product exhibition with BEX Asia 2009 and International Green Building Conference with Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA). He continues to pursue his passion on the Green and Sustainability frontiers after being appointed Chairman of REACH's Environmental Sustainability Committee in 2008 to provide feedback to the Inter-Ministry Committee on Sustainability Development.
During his tenure as SIA President from 2007 to 2009, he inaugurated ARCHIFEST - a festival that promotes architecture excellence among the professionals and general public. He then pioneered the first Practice Convention 2009 - a strategic forum to address practice concerns of Singapore architects. In the same year, Mr Tai also initiated the establishment of Architecture Professional Course, preparing young graduates to sit for Professional Practice Examination.
Mr Tai is currently the Group Managing Director of Ong & Ong Pte Ltd, a multi-disciplinary consultancy firm providing total solutions encompassing Urban Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design. He is also the Chairman of the Campus Planning Committee for the new Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from NUS in 1987.
Mr Tan Tian ChongHonorary Advisor
Tan Tian Chong was Group Director, Technology Development Group of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Singapore until he took over the post of Group Director of Research Group in Jan 2015. Since April 2016, he is now the Deputy Managing Director of the BCA Built Environment Research and Innovation Institute.
BCA’s Technology Development Group initiates and implements policies and measures to ensure the quality and sustainability of the built environment. The Technology Development Group looks after the BCA Green Mark Scheme and implements the BCA’s Green Building Masterplan which aims to green 80% of Singapore’s buildings by 2030. The Technology Development group also runs the construction quality assessment system (CONQUAS) and the Quality Mark scheme to assess the workmanship quality of building projects in Singapore. In addition, the group administers the Green and Gracious Builders’ scheme and the certification of Quality, Environmental and Safety management systems for construction companies.
Tian Chong currently oversees R&D programs which are of strategic importance to BCA and the built environment. These include building energy efficiency, smart and green building technologies and construction productivity. Key programs include the $52 million GBIC (Green Building Innovation Cluster) project and the Sky Lab (a rotatable laboratory) aimed at accelerating the test-bedding and demonstration of latest technologies in actual building settings. He also oversees the BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings- a Centre Collaborating with UNEP.
He is also a committee member of the Singapore Compact for CSR management and a member of the Advisory Board of BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings Ltd. He was a member of the Singapore Standards Council and the Deputy Chairman of the Building and Construction Standards Committee and a Past President of the Singapore Structural Steel Society (SSSS).
- Mr Chia Ngiang Hong
- Mr Ng Eng Kiong
- Mr Tan Swee Yiow
- Mr Ang Kian Seng
- Mr Ler Seng Ann
- Dr Johnny Wong
- Ms Foo Peng Er
- Mr Ananda Ram Bhaskar
- Mdm Vivien Heng
- Dr Tseng King Jet
- Mr Tan Phay Ping
- Dr Ho Nyok Yong
- Dr Sitaraman Chandra Sekhar
- Mr Lim Fatt Seng
- Mr Ashvinkumar Kantilal
- Mr Owen Wee
- Mr Lee Chuan Seng
- Dr Lee Siew Eang
- Mr Tai Lee Siang
- Mr Tan Tian Chong