The latest building at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore will be built largely from Mass Engineered Timber (MET).
The building, which will be 40,000m² will be one of the largest wooden buildings in Asia upon completion in 2021.
Global engineering and infrastructure company Aurecon will deliver civil and structural engineering services, including consultancy services for the demolition of the existing Innovation Centre, conceptualisation and design of all structural elements and construction supervision of the new building.
MET will be used to build the six-storey building by adopting a combination of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) for slabs and Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam) for beams and columns.
The utilisation of MET technology in this project is said to support the Singapore government’s move towards productivity-driven economic growth. According to the Building and Construction Authority, it reflects the continuing transformation of Singapore’s built environment sector.
Construction is expected to be completed in 2021. The building will feature 25 smart classrooms equipped with the latest technologies.