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Digital Tools Helping Build Singapore's New Neighbourhood

Lendlease Group | 2:16

Digital Tools Helping Build Singapore's New Neighbourhood

Peter Smisek

25 June 2018

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A WIDE range of digital tools are being used in the construction of Paya Lebar Quarter, a new development in Singapore.

This video, released by the project’s Australian developer Lendlease, gives us an insight into how digital tools, information modelling, and even construction robots can help to manage the project - from design, to construction and on-site inspections.

Above: Currently under construction, Paya Lebar Quarter will be Singapore's newest, mixed-use neighbourhood (image courtesy of Lendlease).

Digital tools have generally helped to mitigate risk and improve the quality of the mixed use development - a USD $2.35BN project that includes over a million square feet of high-end office space, 340,000 square feet of retail facilities and three residential towers containing some 429 apartments.

Above: Visualisations and simulations such as these help the client and contractor to evaluate the design's performance (image courtesy of Lendlease).

Initially, visualisations and virtual reality were used during the design phase to evaluate design performance, create accurate representations of the architects’ intent and allow the client and contractor to make informed decisions.

Above: Planning software allowed the team to create an efficient and safe work timetable (image courtesy of Lendlease).

Later on in the process, digital tools allowed the team to improve safety on the site, as well as increase productivity by planning the building process in an efficient way.

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone-mounted light imaging detection and radar (LIDAR) scanners were able to create an accurate model of the site, while during the build, UAVs are used to track progress from the air.

Above: As work progresses, inspectors are able to check the quality and accuracy of the build on tablets (image courtesy of Lendlease).

Construction workers are also able to use 360 degree cameras to create a visual record and virtual walkthrough.

The project is set to complete in 2019. 

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