About Us


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Yoshihiko Riho
Senior Executive Officer, Kajima Corporation
Director, Kajima Technical Research Institute

Kajima Corporation has been contributing to the development of industry and the economy through construction projects under the slogan of the “Enterprising Spirit” since its foundation in 1840. Today, the Kajima Group consists of 92 domestic companies and 142 overseas companies, and has the greatest integrated advantage that allows professionals with highly sophisticated knowledge and know-how in all phases of the construction business, including planning, development, designing, engineering, construction, and operation, management, maintenance and repair after completion.

Kajima Technical Research Institute (KaTRI) has been supporting the technology base of the entire Kajima Group. Since KaTRI was established in 1949, all its researchers have been collaborating to develop Japan’s first structures and infrastructures, such as skyscrapers, long bridges and deep tunnels looking ahead to the future. We are proud of the achievements of our predecessors.

In September 2013, we established Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore (KaTRIS) in Singapore, where information on the world’s state-of-the-art technologies is accumulating. KaTRIS aims to contribute to society through our projects by introducing excellent global technologies in addition to disseminating the technologies that Kajima has developed to other countries all over the world. We have long been addressing global issues including environment, energy and the various problems faced by each country through joint research with universities and companies and by collaborating with local engineers through the exchange of human resources.

The construction industry has reached a turning point because of worldwide efforts on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and innovation in ICT epitomized by AI and IoT. We will continue to promote open innovation in collaboration with research institutes and different industrial fields around the world and improve our technologies by making concerted efforts as the Kajima Group, thus offering invaluable construction and services to diversifying society and our clients.


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Kensuke Date
General Manager
Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore (KaTRIS)
Kajima Corporation

Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore (KaTRIS) is a global R&D hub of KAJIMA Group. With the clear sense of regional needs and global trends, we could identify the demands and apply our state-of-the-art but practical R&D activities to create better products and services. We also provide technical solutions using our knowledge and experience to satisfy our clients’ needs.

Kajima Corporation opened KaTRIS office in Singapore, as we believe Singapore is one of the countries with the most advanced digitisation and open innovation where businesses are coming together. “The Red Dot” is an attractive location for the Company to join forces with government agencies, universities, private companies and start-ups to develop innovative solutions. We are now implementing our research and innovation activities in Singapore and are looking to expand into Southeast Asia, the United States and Europe.

At KaTRIS, we have researchers working across a wide range of topics, who engage not only in the R&D work but also in the marketing and strategic planning. It is our commitment to apply our expertise to address various technical challenges. Through our research, we believe in the potential of technology to create a better future by promoting health, wellness, safety, quality, productivity, and low environmental impact. We look forward to collaborating with all our stakeholders, thereby contributing to the prosperity of life and the development of society.



Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore (KaTRIS)
19 Changi Business Park Crescent,
#05-15 The GEAR, Singapore 489690
September 1, 2013


Major activities

Technology marketing and advanced technology search

KaTRIS collects and assesses market needs and technology seeds, establishes networks of human resources with government agencies and universities, and promotes our own technologies developed and accumulated in the upstream of the construction business for Singapore, Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries and other parts of the world.
KaTRIS is keen to refine its technologies in Singapore, which is one of the world's leading hubs of advanced technologies, by identifying and introducing state-of-the-art technologies in diverse industries including start-ups.

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Joint Workshop with NUS

R&D to meet global and local needs

Besides such worldwide social issues as environment and energy, every country has its own diverse issues to address. Singapore needs technology to improve productivity and enhance sustainability with implementing advanced ICT, while other Southeast Asian countries need technology to improve infrastructure and secure quality.
KaTRIS invests large resources in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to respond to these needs and carries out R&D while actively encouraging open innovation with universities, research institutes, and international companies in the region.

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NUS SDE4, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore completed in 2018

Consulting on advanced technologies

KaTRIS offers technology consulting to developers as well as design and engineering companies in the Asia-Pacific(APAC) region. We aim to contribute to society in every country in the region through construction projects by leveraging the technologies accumulated in Japan for the past 70 years, joint research with local universities and research institutes, and the know-how and experience of providing technology support to the Kajima Group.

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Operation of falling-ball inspection in Indonesia


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