SUSS School of Science and Technology launched an inaugural series of donor-funded public lectures for the Built Environment sector, in line with SUSS’ commitment to develop work-ready graduates and work-adaptive alumni. Over 35 donors came together and raised over $500,000 to support the Mr Seah Choo Meng Public Lecture Series, with over 400 industry professionals and partners attending the launch in person and online.
Named after Mr Seah Choo Meng, an esteemed industry expert in the Built Environment sector and one of SUSS’ key donors, the Seah Choo Meng Public Lecture Series launch brought together key industry professionals and leaders and explored the latest developments and trends in the Built Environment to equip industry professionals with relevant knowledge.
The Seah Choo Meng Public Lecture Series is named in recognition of Mr Seah’s contributions to society and steadfast support of SUSS
“I’ve always believed in the sharing of knowledge,” shared Mr Seah. “Since the 1980s, I’ve enjoyed holding seminars to facilitate the exchange of information. When SUSS approached me on this public lecture series, I was simply overjoyed. My hope is that through this knowledge sharing, people in the profession will be able to grow and excel in their work.” The annual lecture series, Mr Seah continued, will invite external and local experts to share their insights on various topics and is free for students and practitioners in the Built Environment sector.
Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development, addressing over 400 industry professionals at the launch
The launch of the inaugural series was graced by Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development, where she emphasised the government’s support for the Built Environment sector and encouraged Built Environment practitioners to adopt a continuous learning mindset in view of the evolving needs and aspirations of our society. She shared, “I would like to thank SUSS for launching the public lecture series to bring the academic community and Built Environment practitioners together. Let us continue to build a strong network of partners and share best practices with each other."
From left: Mr Chow Kok Fung, Mr Seah Choo Meng, Associate Professor Tan Teng Hooi, Dean, SUSS School of Science and Technology and Mr David Tan
The launch series featured three key figures in the Built Environment sector: Mr Seah himself, Mr Chow Kok Fung, Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator, Equitas Chambers, and Mr David Tan, Assistant CEO, Development Group, JTC Corporation. The speakers covered key trends highlighted in the Built Environment Industry Transformation Maps, such as the rising demand for sustainability and the increasing push towards smart technology adoption and collaborative contracting for greater productivity and efficiency.
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