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Smart Construction Projects in The GEAR (Kajima Lab for Global Engineering, Architecture & Real Estate)
September 2021

The GEAR is a new Asia-Pacific regional business centre of Kajima Group and will act as an innovation centre to drive technological innovations globally after its completion in 2023. It is currently under construction and at the same time, serves as a testing ground for developing advanced solutions including robotics, digitalisation, and automation of construction processes. In line with the Kajima Smart Future Vision, which was published in 2018, we have been conducting various joint research projects with government agencies, universities, and other business partners. In recent years, the Singapore Government has been putting emphasis on the implementation of the integrated digital delivery (IDD) process, and with the Covid-19 pandemic, the focus on digitalisation has accelerated even more. We are committed in accelerating and expanding IDD, and continuously develop a new cutting-edged digitalisation technologies to benefit the future of construction industry.

・Kajima Smart Future Vision: https://www.kajima.co.jp/english/tech/smart_future_vision/index.html

・Participation in A*STAR I3 Industry Webinar: https://www.a-star.edu.sg/iiot/news-and-events/iiot-industry-webinar-series

・Featured article in Southeast Asia Construction (SEAC): http://seac.tradelinkmedia.biz/publications/7/news/2980

・The GEAR: https://www.kajima.co.jp/tech/overseas/news_topics/contents/topics_2020.html (in Japanese)

On-site demonstration of construction robotic technologies

On-site demonstration of construction robotic technologies

Being Awarded the Rocha Medal 2021 by ISRM
June 2021

Dr. Yasuhiro Yokota is being awarded the Rocha Medal by the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) for his doctoral thesis titled “Experimental and computational study on rock bolt modelling and its application on a new type of energy-absorbing rock bolt”. He was assigned to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the company-sponsored study program, and now he works in KaTRIS after the graduation. His achievement is expected to be applied to underground structures such as tunnels and rock caverns in the future.
With a history of almost 40 years, the Rocha Medal has been awarded annually for an outstanding doctoral thesis in rock mechanics and rock engineering. This was the first prestigious award selected for the achievements in Singapore.

・NTU website : https://www.ntu.edu.sg/cee/news-events/news/detail/congratulations-to-our-cee-alumnus-dr-yasuhiro-yokota-(phd-graduate)-for-being-awarded-the-rocha-medal-2021-by-the-international-society-for-rock-mechanics-and-rock-engineering-(isrm)!

Being Awarded the Rocha Medal 2021 by ISRM

Dr. Yasuhiro Yokota

Collaborative Case Study for Satellite Solution is Ongoing
December 2020

Collaborative case study for a satellite solution is conducted with Synspective Inc., a Japanese one-stop-solution provider using geospatial data gathered by small synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites. Since the SAR satellites can take a wide range of geospatial data at once, the solution can be powerful in cases such as construction progress management and grasping damage caused by natural disasters. The solution has been improved through the jointly conducted case study with feedbacks from users, and our use cases were reported in a webinar hosted by Synspective and GeoWorks on 27th November 2020. In near future the small satellites will fly over the sky more frequently and such a solution will change the work process of construction industry.

・About Synspective : https://synspective.com/

Webinar Hosted by Synspective and GeoWorks on 27th Nov 2020 : Use Cases of the “Synspective Land Displacement Monitoring” service are reported.

Webinar Hosted by Synspective and GeoWorks on 27th Nov 2020 : Use Cases of the “Synspective Land Displacement Monitoring” service are reported.

Attended the ground-breaking ceremony for our first overseas innovation centre
August 2020

Attended the ground-breaking ceremony held on 27th August for our first overseas innovation centre, Kajima Global Hub, which will serve as our Asia Pacific headquarters at Singapore’s Changi Business Park. Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Ms. Low Yen Ling, took the stage and left a speech highlighting the importance of R&D as in the following links. We would like to find more collaborative research opportunities with universities, research institutes and companies to accelerate our innovative activities in Singapore.

・Press Release posted on JTC HP : https://www.jtc.gov.sg/news-and-publications/press-releases/Pages/20200827(PR1).aspx

・The news video on KGH Ground-breaking Ceremony by CNA (Channel NewsAsia) can now be posted on YouTube : https://youtu.be/i0_lTSegKeY

Image:Rendering of Kajima Global Hub (Kajima Development Pte. Ltd.)

Rendering of Kajima Global Hub (Kajima Development Pte. Ltd.)

Invited to the opening ceremony of the No.4 building of School of Design and Environment of National University of Singapore (NUS SDE4)
January 2019

Officials of the Singapore Government, and National University of Singapore, Director Fukuda of KaTRI and Dr. Takemasa of KaTRIS were present at the opening ceremony of NUS SDE4 held on 30 January 2019. The new building appeared in various media as Singapore’s first net Zero Energy Building (ZEB) and will be an iconic building in the future.

Image:(Left) Mr.Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and  Chairman of the National Research Foundation (Right) KaTRI Director Mr. Fukuda

(Left) Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and Chairman of the National Research Foundation (Right) KaTRI Director Mr. Fukuda

Ran a booth in the 10th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS10) and received Best Poster Award and Best Paper Award for Young Researcher in technical presentations
October 2018

Ran a booth and made a total of 6 technological presentations in ARMS10 held in Singapore from 10 October to 2 November 2018. The Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS), which is held once every two years, is the largest symposium in the field of rock mechanics, and Kajima made presentations on geological evaluation of tunnel cutting face by image analysis and groundwater investigation before tunnel excavation, and monitoring technologies. In addition, Senior Research Engineer Mr. Yokota received Best Paper Award for Young Researcher and Senior Research Engineer Dr. Tobe received Best Poster Award.

Image:Award ceremony at ARMS10

Award ceremony at ARMS10

Ran a booth in the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)
July 2018

Exhibited technology related to organic effluent treatment owned by Kajima in Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and publicized Kajima’s environmental technologies to visitors from all over the world.

Image:Exhibition panel at SIWW

Exhibition panel at SIWW

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Signed a memorandum of understanding for research collaborations with School of Design and Engineering (SDE) of National University of Singapore (NUS)
February 2018

Signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on sustainability and human centric design with School of Design and Environment of National University of Singapore (NUS SDE) on 6 February 2018. We will promote research collaborations and human resources exchanges in these fields from now on.

Image:MOU signing ceremony (Left) Director Fukuda (Right) Professor LAM Khee Poh

MOU signing ceremony (Left) KaTRI Director Mr. Fukuda (Right) Professor LAM Khee Poh

Participated in ZAK World of Facades South East Asia as a special panelist
November 2017

Participated in the panel discussion as a special panelist of “ZAK World of Facades South East Asia” sponsored by Zak Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.

Delivered a lecture in a seminar sponsored by Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC)
April 2017

Delivered a lecture on modeling the thermal performance of facades in the Future of Facades Seminar sponsored by Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC).

Extended technical support to the international competition for the redevelopment of Jurong Lake Gardens
From November 2016

Extended support on environmental technology to the alliance team of Landscape Design Inc, a subsidiary company of Kajima Corporation, and seven local firms, in the international competition for Jurong Lake Gardens Redevelopment. The team won the highest award, and KaTRIS implemented the technical support on thermal environment, water purification, plant factory and ICT in the master planning.

Image:Jurong Lake Gardens central district will open after 2021

Jurong Lake Gardens central district will open after 2021

Extended technical support to the construction of the new No. 4 building of School of Design and Environment of National University of Singapore (NUS SDE4)
From October 2016

Extended technical support for NUS SDE4 Project, which was constructed by Kajima Oversea Asia (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., in such areas as evaluation of the hybrid air-conditioning system (combination of air-conditioning and ceiling fans) and light environment evaluation to realize Singapore’s first net Zero Energy Building (ZEB) as a purpose-oriented building. NUS SDE4 started operation in January 2019.

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

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

Received the Hulme Prize of Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society Singapore (TUCSS)
September 2016

Senior Research Engineer Mr. Yokota made a presentation on technology for geological prediction ahead of the tunnel face with seismic survey and received the Hulme Prize, which TUCSS awards for excellent research results by young researchers.

Image:Presentation that received Hulme Prize Awards of TUCSS in 2016

Hulme Prize Awards of TUCSS in 2016

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Delivered a keynote lecture in the Urban Underground Space & Tunnelling Asia Summit 2016
September 2016

Explained TBM and mining tunneling technology and tunnel reinforcement technology, and tunnel design technology in the Urban Underground Space & Tunnelling Asia Summit 2016. Also made a presentation on watertight tunnel construction in the keynote lecture.

Image:Urban Underground Space & Tunnelling Asia Summit 2016

Urban Underground Space & Tunnelling Asia Summit 2016

Held a workshop jointly with the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)
September 2016

Held a workshop under the title “Environment Modelling & Simulation for the Building Industry” jointly with IHPC, which is a research institute affiliated with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The workshop drew about 130 attendants from government agencies such as the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Defense Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), National Parks Board (NParks), universities including National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and consulting firms. KaTRIS delivered lectures on environment simulation technology and shared technical information through active opinion exchanges.

Image:Joint Workshop with IHPC

Joint Workshop with IHPC

Introduced Kajima's geotechnical engineering technology in a seminar held jointly by the Geotechnical Society of Singapore (GeoSS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS)
December 2015

Delivered a lecture on the Lattice Frame Reinforced (LFR) Sheet for Stabilization of Soft Soil and countermeasure technology to avoid causing uneven road surface with using cement treated soil on geotextile as Kajima's ground technology in a seminar held jointly by GeoSS and NUS.

Image:Joint Seminar with GeoSS and NUS

Joint Seminar with GeoSS and NUS

Delivered a lecture on Kajima's ZEB technology in Energy Efficient Built Tech 2015 sponsored by ASHRAE Singapore Chapter
September 2015

Delivered a lecture on Kajima's ZEB (Zero Energy Building) technology, focusing on Smart ZEB Application promoted by Kajima and various technologies to realize ZEB in Energy Efficient Built Tech 2015 sponsored by ASHRAE Singapore Chapter.

Delivered an invited lecture in the monthly seminar sponsored by Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society Singapore (TUCSS)
June 2015

Delivered a lecture on Kajima's long forepoling method of the tunnel reinforcement technologies in a monthly seminar sponsored by TUCSS.

Image:Monthly seminar by TUCSS

Monthly seminar by TUCSS

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Delivered a lecture on technology for the underground rock cavern for LPG storage depot in an underground tunnel seminar sponsored by the Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology (SRMEG)
April 2015

Delivered a lecture on technology for hydraulic containment type underground LPG storage projects in the 2nd Underground Tunnel Seminar held jointly by the Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology (SRMEG), Engineering Alumni Singapore (EAS) Asian Concrete Construction Institute (ACCI), and Nanyang Centre for Underground Space (NCUS).

Image:2nd Underground tunnel seminar by SRMEG

2nd Underground tunnel seminar by SRMEG

Delivered a lecture on the history and technology of large-scale underground rock cavern construction in Japan at the Underground Cavern Construction Seminar Series (Seminar 1) sponsored by the Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology (SRMEG)
March 2014

Delivered a lecture on the history and technology of large-scale underground rock cavern construction in Japan under the title “Construction of large-scale underground rock cavern in Japan – History of underground power plant construction and related technologies” in a seminar held jointly by the Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology (SRMEG) and Engineering Alumni Singapore (EAG).

Image:Underground Cavern Construction Seminar by SRMEG

Underground Cavern Construction Seminar by SRMEG

Made a presentation in Sustainable Building 2013 Singapore
September 2013

Made a presentation on energy-saving technology of Research and Administration Building of Kajima Technical Research Institute as well as the evapotranspiration-enhancement type of green roof technology in Sustainable Building 2013 Singapore, sponsored by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.

Established Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore (KaTRIS)
September 2013

Established Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore (KaTRIS) in Parkway Parade in Singapore and started various activities including marketing of technology.

Image:80 Marine Parade Road, Parkway Parade, Singapore

80 Marine Parade Road, Parkway Parade, Singapore

Indonesia

Ran a booth in the 21st annual conference by Indonesian Society for Geotechnical Engineering (HATTI PIT XXI)
November 2017

Ran a booth jointly with WIKA (PT Wijaya Karya Tbk) and OYO Corporation in the 21st annual conference by Indonesian Society for Geotechnical Engineering (HATTI PIT XXI) held in Jakarta and attracted more than 100 visitors including universities, government agencies and researchers in Indonesia, to whom we demonstrated the Smart Triaxial testing device and Falling-ball inspection method.

Image:Kajima booth jointly with  WIKA and OYO Corporation

Kajima booth jointly with WIKA and OYO Corporation

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Ran a booth in the 20th annual conference by Indonesian Society for Geotechnical Engineering (HATTI PIT XX)
November 2016

Ran a booth and exhibited Kajima's soil and rock engineering technology jointly with OYO Corporation in the 20th annual conference by Indonesian Society for Geotechnical Engineering held in Jakarta and demonstrated a Smart Triaxial testing device.

Ran a booth in the 9th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS9) and received the Best Paper Award in the paper presentation
October 2016

Ran a booth and exhibited Kajima's rock engineering technology, such as Tunnel cutting face monitoring device, Smart Triaxial testing device and Falling-ball inspection method. Chief Research Engineer Mr. Date received the Best Paper Award in the paper presentation.

Image:Award ceremony at ARMS9

Award ceremony at ARMS9

Thailand

Ran a booth in the 50th Anniversary Symposium of Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society (SEAGS)
September 2017

Ran a booth jointly with Sichuan Central Inspection Technology Inc. (SCIT) in the 50th Anniversary Symposium of Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society (SEAGS) held from 14 to 15 September 2017 and introduced geotechnical technologies with a focus on Smart Triaxial testing device and Falling-ball inspection method.

Image:Kajima booth jointly with OYO Corporation

Kajima booth jointly with OYO Corporation

Myanmar

Made a presentation on Kajima's technology for aseismic measures and the environment in an open seminar held by Myanmar Engineering Society (MES)
February 2018

Held an open seminar for government officials and MES members in collaboration with MES on 8 February 2018, and introduced our technologies applicable to the Yankin district joint development project including technology for aseismic technology, simulation technology for built environment such as Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB), and anaerobic high-temperature digestion technology.

Image:Group photo after the open seminar

Group photo after the open seminar

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Malaysia

Delivered a lecture on tunneling technology in a seminar sponsored by the Public Works Department of the Ministry of Works of Malaysia
April 2017

Delivered a lecture on our tunneling technology in the “Half day seminar on challenges and practical approaches in tunnel and underground structures design and construction” sponsored by the Public Works Department of the Ministry of Works of Malaysia.

Introduced Kajima's soil and rock mechanics technology in a seminar held jointly by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and the Society for Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics Malaysia (SEGRM)
October 2016

Introduced countermeasure technology to avoid causing uneven road surface with using cement treated soil on geotextile and tunnel excavation technology in multiple fractured mudstone in a seminar held jointly by USM and SEGRM.

Image:Joint Seminar with  USM and SEGRM

Joint Seminar with USM and SEGRM

Vietnam

Made a presentation on application of reutilized Sand Compaction Piles (SCP) in Geotec Hanoi 2016
November 2016

Delivered a lecture on technology for reusing soil improved by Sand Compaction Pile under the title “Application of sand compaction pile for the utilization of excavated soft soil in urban deep excavation work” in Geotec Hanoi 2016 held in Hanoi from 24 to 25 November 2016.

Image:Geotec Hanoi 2016

Geotec Hanoi 2016

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