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Singapore projects win top accolades at inaugural Integrated Digital Delivery Awards 2021

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
4 October 2021

Paya Lebar Quarter and the Kallang Polyclinic and Long-Term Care Facility, both projects that Arup has worked on, have received top recognition at the inaugural Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) Awards by the Building and Construction Authority in Singapore. 

Achieving Platinum in the project category, the two project teams were acknowledged for excellence in adopting integrated digital design (IDD), which involves using digital technologies across the project lifecycle to streamline workflows and better connect stakeholders. This includes design, fabrication, construction and asset management.

Arup supported our clients Lendlease and MOH Holdings as well as partners including Hexacon and Tiong Seng Contractors in digital design and construction. Our collaboration has helped to push the boundaries of digital to achieve productivity gains, better collaboration among stakeholders and outcomes for end users.

Arup delivered the designs for both projects in a 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) environment. Designing in a controlled 3D environment with our counterparts helped our cross-disciplinary project teams to identify and solve potential challenges before construction. This helped minimise on-site and abortive work, saving time and costs and improving safety.

IDD is Arup’s preferred way to model, document and work with our clients and partners. Not only do accurate modelling and upfront coordination increase productivity for all stakeholders, they also enable us to bring a plethora of tools such as for generative and parametric design to further optimise project deliverables. ” Mak swee Chiang Mak Swee Chiang Associate Principal

Paya Lebar Quarter in Singapore at dusk Paya Lebar Quarter in Singapore at dusk
Paya Lebar Quarter © Arup

Paya Lebar Quarter is an award-winning mixed-use development in the heart of a new city precinct. We provided services including civil, structural, façade and fire engineering, geotechnics, transport planning, lighting design and environmentally sustainable design, helping to realise our client’s vision for this next-generation hub for all to live, work and play. 

Kallang Polyclinic and Long-Term Care Facility is an upcoming 10-storey healthcare development co-locating a polyclinic and long-term care facility that provides resident care. In addition to people-centric and eldercare friendly features, the facility was designed with extensive use of prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction, with the long-term care facility designed to support flexibility and adaptability. Our team provided civil, structural engineering, transport planning, acoustics, environmental consulting and lighting design. Set to be completed later this year, the facility will help to meet increasing demand for healthcare services in Singapore.

Kallang Polyclinic and Long-Term Care Facility artist's impressions Kallang Polyclinic and Long-Term Care Facility artist's impressions
Kallang Polyclinic and Long-Term Care Facility artist’s impression © MOHH

BIM and IDD helped integrate and simplify our entire prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction workflow. Even before a room can be done in a factory and assembled on site, all stakeholders including Arup had to come together to ensure every process was well-coordinated. ” Edwin Lee Business Unit Head, Tiong Seng Contractors