IES gifts NTU Singapore to Support Research in Construction Project Management

The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) gifted S$350,000 to the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) for the establishment of the IES-Wong Yui Cheong Research in Construction Project Management Fund. The gift is made possible by the donation of S$1 million from Engineer Wong Yui Cheong (Er. YC Wong) to IES for supporting post-graduate students in carrying out research in project management.

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The newly established fund will support two postgraduate research projects in construction project management at NTU’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. One of them will focus on enhancing methodologies, skills and empowerment for Singapore project managers; while the other will study the integration of project management knowledge, skills and human relationships for successful construction.

IES, NTU and representatives of Er. YC Wong will select a full-time researcher for each project to work with NTU’s team of construction management experts to deliver recommendations on best practices and guidelines as well as to support the sharing and implementation of findings by NTU.

According to Dalson Chung, President of IES, the fund will support their goal to transform Singapore’s construction industry and steer it towards new successes. “At a time marked by growing complexities in construction projects, acceleration in digitalisation of the sector and disruptions such as the pandemic, the fund aims to build greater competence and capabilities amongst construction project managers.”

Er. Chong Kee Sen, IES Emeritus President and Chairman of the IES-YC Wong Scholarship Committee, said that they aim to fund post-graduates to generate research outcomes that will widely benefit the industry. Er. YC Wong shared the same hope that the outcomes of the research projects will empower project managers in Singapore with critical skills, roles and management competency to manage the whole life cycle of project development. — Construction+ Online

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