4 episodes

How are architecture, engineering and managed services shaping our world? Surbana Jurong Group talks to experts who are building cities and shaping lives globally. This podcast is for anyone interested to learn more about our built environment.

Building Cities, Shaping Lives Surbana Jurong Group

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How are architecture, engineering and managed services shaping our world? Surbana Jurong Group talks to experts who are building cities and shaping lives globally. This podcast is for anyone interested to learn more about our built environment.

    Bottom-Up or Top-Down: Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Design

    Bottom-Up or Top-Down: Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Design

    How do we balance the charm of an old city with the need for development and modern amenities? Urban Planning involves balancing diverse and often conflicting needs of many stakeholders in a community.  Tan Eng Kiat, Deputy Director for Urban Planning and Design at Surbana Jurong, shares the finer points of designing cities for a sustainable future while meeting the needs of the present.
    This podcast is brought to you by the Surbana Jurong Group.

    • 27 min
    A Dam Good Energy Source – Sustainable Hydropower Development

    A Dam Good Energy Source – Sustainable Hydropower Development

    What is the longest lasting source of renewable energy? While other forms of renewables need to be replaced regularly, dams have the potential to last centuries, while helping to mitigate floods and provide fresh water. 
    Karen Atkinson, Deputy Chief Operating Officer for SMEC Southeast Asia and board member of the International Hydropower Association, tells us more about sustainable hydropower development and “water batteries.” 
    This podcast is brought to you by the Surbana Jurong Group.

    • 19 min
    Beyond Mops and Buckets – Securing, Maintaining, and Transforming our Cities

    Beyond Mops and Buckets – Securing, Maintaining, and Transforming our Cities

    “Facilities Management” – a critical part of building operations that is often not talked about unless something goes wrong. Jason Whitcombe, Group Director for Managed Services at Surbana Jurong, tells us why keeping homes and offices clean, safe and secure requires fresh thinking.
    This podcast is brought to you by the Surbana Jurong Group.

    • 12 min
    Building Cities that Last: Designing for Maintainability

    Building Cities that Last: Designing for Maintainability

    How do we lower the lifecycle emissions of our cities? We know that lowering operational carbon is one way, and designing buildings to last longer is another. What most people don’t know, though, is that buildings that are operated and maintained easily in fact lowers lifecycle emissions and keeps operational costs manageable. 
    Find out more about designing for maintainability with Praveen Chandrashekar, Head of SJ’s Sustainability and Resilience Office.
    Maintainable Design Appraisal System (MiDAS) - https://www1.bca.gov.sg/buildsg/facilities-management-fm/design-for-maintainability/maintainable-design-appraisal-system-midas
    This podcast is brought to you by the Surbana Jurong Group.

    • 20 min

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