Students from the Electronics, Mechatronics and Computer Engineering diploma courses will also get to take on projects at IBEC, one of the many interdisciplinary training experiences available at TP, exposing them to the latest developments the built environment sector.
Situated in TP School of Engineering , the Integrative Built Environment Centre (IBEC) was conceptualised to support the Singapore Green Plan and the BuildSG movement. It aims to advance Singapore's push for sustainable development and transform the built environment sector by providing training in the latest technologies.
Recognised by the Singapore International Facility Management Association as a key training and research centre for the sector, the 140 square metre centre enables students to explore smart and sustainable facility management and be future-ready for the transformed built environment sector.
Beyond these, IBEC serves as an example of how TP leverages our industry partnerships to:
With its comprehensive range of smart building technologies and complementary systems, IBEC is well positioned to train and upskill the manpower needed to help drive the built environment sector’s transformation .
AI-Enabled Security System
Electric Vehicle Laboratory
Studios (Building Information Modeling Studio and Building Performance Studio)
Lift and Escalator Systems
TP has also partnered with NEC, a global leader in providing information and communication technology, to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to enhance safety and security within the community. One key aspect of the partnership is the establishment of the TP-NEC Living Lab, an AI-driven smart command centre and living laboratory. This lab enables students to carry out facial recognition and biometric research and serves as a major testbed for the video analytics domain. NEC's biometric face recognition technology is used worldwide for fraud prevention and securing public safety and will add value to building security and operations.
An all-encompassing built environment hub, IBEC plays a crucial role in the transformation of the sector, from training industry-ready graduates to developing new competencies with industry partners.
Through the theoretical and practical training provided, our graduates will be well-equipped with in-demand skills and knowledge, and can look forward to taking up exciting jobs within the built environment sector as:
1. BIM modellers
2. Energy and sustainability consultants
3. Compliance specialist
4. Smart facility executives
5. Architectural assistants
Smart Security Analytics
An ongoing project, our students and staff get the opportunity to work with experts from NEC to deep dive into Smart Security Analytics. They will get to assess, collect, organise, process and analyse still images and video surveillance data and sources.
Smart self-Disinfecting Lift
This is an inter-disciplinary collaboration between staff and students of the Diploma in Architectural Technology & Building Services and the TP Clean Energy Research Centre. The team created a smart lift equipped with a UV-C lamp that relies on smart sensors to activate it when the lift is empty, disinfecting the lift’s interior by killing pathogens in the air and on surfaces.
Energy Efficient Electronically Commutated Fans
Staff and students worked together with ebm-papst on an EC technology installed in IBEC's Air-Handling Unit and Cooling Tower, introducing the use of electric current in place of brushes to control the direction and speed of the motor.