“The awarded projects presented opportunities to use technology push at the frontier of possibilities for future development of dwelling spaces, as well as to enhance the living environment for Singaporeans,” both agencies said in a joint statement.

August of the same year, the closed in established during the Urban Sustainability R&D Congress, and in July 2015 second call for proposals under the L2 NIC aims to challenge the research community to come up with innovative solutions.

Specifically, its goals are to improve the cost effectiveness of underground developments by 50 percent, as well as enhance human comfort and well being by reducing ambient temperature by 4°C and surrounding noise by 10dBA in urban areas.

The five research projects that received funding included a planned study by Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Assistant Professor Wan Man Pun to develop cool surface stuff, which may help lower the heat on buildings and road surfaces.

A project by Lee Fook Hou, Associate Professor from the National University of Singapore (NUS), includes developing a prototype equipment to slash the building costs of subterranean developments by empowering direct injection of cement The Clement Canopy Clementi into soft ground around corners and obstructions.

NUS Associate Professor Ho Ghim Wei intends to create a nanocomposite material for buildings that can transform heat and help purify the air.

Another proposed study by NTU’s Professor Chu Jian aims to develop a web-based three dimensional geological and geotechnical data modelling and management system, to reduce construction cost and increase productivity for future developments that are subterranean.

Meanwhile, NTU Associate Professor Gan Woon Seng plans to create a software system that can model noise and how it is changed by the surroundings. Through this, he trusts to develop soundscape hiding techniques to minimize the effect of loud noises.

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