Surbana Jurong (SJ), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) have set up a joint corporate laboratory (SJ-NTU Corp Lab) to develop next-generation sustainable solutions to tackle industrial and complex urban challenges. The $61 million joint corporate lab is underlined by a five-year partnership, which leverages NTU’s strengths in engineering and sustainability research, and SJ’s track record in providing urban, infrastructure and industrial solutions to its global customers.
Intelligent Building Imaging is one of the projects with SJ-NTU Corp Lab exploring digital technologies to scale up productivity in the built environment leveraging on the latest Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, VR, Imaging, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology.
Professor Y CAI
Mr LEONG KW
Professor JM ZHENG
SJ Project Manager:
Mr Martin LIM
Mr Chandrashekhar G HAMPIHOLI
System Manager & Senior Research Fellow:
Dr NY LIANG
Dr LH HUANG
Project Manager & PhD Candidate:
Ms Y XIE
Smart Scanning & Robotics Team
Dr NY LIANG (SRF)
Mr KW LEONG (Surveyor)
Mr KY LEE
Dr LH HUANG
Ms OOI CH (PhD Candidate)
Mr WILSON (FYP-23/24)
Ms Kristine YEO (CNYang-22/23)
Mr M UZAIR (FYP-22/23)
Mr WU X (Intern-23), Mr LIU Q (Intern-22/23), Mr TEO MX (FYP-21/22), Mr JIN ZJ (FYP-21/22), Mr ANG YP (FYP-21/22), Mr CHUA J (SGUnited-20/21), Mr TAN WJ (FYP-20/21), Ms Joanne TAN (FYP-20/21), Mr CHAN W (URECA-19/20), Mr Terry WU (RA-18/19), Mr Sri (RA-18/19)
Intelligent BIM Reconstruction Team
Ms XIE Y (PhD Candidate & PO)
Mr CG HAMPIHOLI (BIM Architect)
Dr Terry LIU (AI Developer)
Mr SY LI (PO)
Ms LI JA (FYP-22/23)
Mr XIE H (FYP-22/23)
Mr THAM JS (FYP-21/22), Ms Denis LAM (URECA-21/22), Mr LEK KJ (URECA-21/22), Mr W LOTAN (URECA-21/22), Dr CHEN C (RF-18/20), Dr Charles Sanchez (Architect-18/19)
System Development & Application Team
Dr LH HUANG (RF)
Mr Martin LIM (Project Manager)
Mr Bryan YANG (Cloud Architect)
Mr CHEE KC (FYP-22/23)
Ms CHI KL (FYP-22/23)
Mr LI SY (PO)
Mr HU W (PhD Candidate)
Mr XIE ZH (PhD Candidate)
Mr Srinivasa R PURIMITLA (Co-PI, 18/22), Mr M FAAIZ (FYP-20/21), Mr LI SY (FYP-20), Ms JN JU (Intern-19/20), Ms Joyce ZHONG (REP/FYP-19/20)
From Optical Character Recognition (OCR) To LiDAR BIM Reconstruction (LBR)
An AI-driven Solution
iScan2BIM is driven by our Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Bayesian Network algorithms for direct and automatic conversion of building information models from laser-scanned point cloud.
A Robotics-powered Solution
iScan2BIM is able to generate an auto-fused and single point cloud dataset with the aid of our BIMbot (Giraffe) through automatic and optimal LiDAR scanning of multi-modal images.
A VR-enhanced Solution
iScan2BIM offers a VR function for immersive visualization and interaction of the BIM reconstructed from point cloud onsite after scanning.
iScan2BIM can run anytime, anywhere by anyone using a mobile device at frontend supported by an AWS platform at backend.
A Cloud-integrated Solution
About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.
NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).
Ranked 12th in the world, NTU has been placed the world’s top young university for the past five years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects comprising more than 230 buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Singapore’s healthcare district.
About Surbana Jurong
Surbana Jurong is one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms in the world. Leveraging technology and creativity, Surbana Jurong provides best-in-class consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of the urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure domains.
Headquartered in Singapore, the Surbana Jurong Group has a global workforce of 14,000 employees in more than 120 offices across over 40 countries in Asia, Australia, UK, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, and an annual turnover of around S$1.5 billion.
Surbana Jurong has a track record of close to 70years, and has built more than a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for more than 30 countries and developed over 100 industrial parks globally.
Surbana Jurong’s motto ‘Building Cities, Shaping Lives’ reflects its belief that development is more than just steel and concrete. Surbana Jurong creates spaces and designs infrastructure where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish.
About the National Research Foundation Singapore
The National Research Foundation (NRF) is a department within the Prime Minister’s Office. The NRF sets the national direction for research, innovation and enterprise (RIE) in Singapore. It seeks to invest in science, technology and engineering, build up the technological capacity of our companies, encourage innovation by industry to exploit new opportunities that drive economic growth, and facilitate public-private partnerships to address national challenges.
Under RIE2020, NRF is committed to create greater value in Singapore from our investment in research, innovation and enterprise through 1) closer integration of research thrusts, 2) stronger dynamic towards the best teams and ideas, 3) sharper focus on value creation, and 4) better optimised RIE manpower.
[17-21 Oct 2022] ISMAR is a prestigious conference first time travelled to Singapore and ASEAN. Prof Cai was the general chair of the conference.
[13 May 2020] NTU-TJU Joint Symposium on Intelligent Building Information Modeling and Imaging successfully organised online with over 70 participants from Singapore, China and other countries.
[14 Nov 2019] SJ-NTU Corp Lab 1st Governance Board Meeting
[31 Jan 2019] SJ- NTU Corp Lab Industry Workshop
1. Postdoc or Research Fellow
Area: AI, Multimodality Imaging Fusion, Digital Geometry Processing, Image Processing;
Requirement: a PhD in Computer or Mathematical Sciences;
Knowledge and experience: Fresh graduates can apply but those with good knowledge and relevant working experience have an advantage;
2. Research Associates, Research Assistants and Project Officers
Area: Algorithm Design and Development, Multimodal Imaging-enabled AI System Design and Development, BIM Application Development
Requirement: A Master or Bachelor degree in Sciences or Engineering.
3. Interns or Attachment Students
Area: AI, Computer Vision, Robotics and Mechatronics, Mathematic Optimisation, UI Design, BIM;
Requirement: Strong interest to do research and development, good programming skill, Excellent CGPA.
Note: Singaporeans, Singapore PRs, or Scholars (eg under Singapore MOE Scholarship or Service bond are preferred;
Interested parties, please send resumes to Professor Y Cai email@example.com