4 June 2020 saw the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and SUSS sign a Memorandum of Understanding to promote continuing education amongst built environment practitioners.
Mr Marcus Lim, Head of Singapore, Southeast Asia of RICS, said: "As part of our commitment to drive industry transformation, the partnership is an important step forward for us to further contribute, upskill and uplift the built environment with more relevant insights and in-demand technical skills relating to the industry."
Professor Attallah Samir, Dean of School of Science and Technology at SUSS, said: "This partnership will help provide continuing learning for built environment practitioners to stay competitive in the ever-changing sector. With SUSS’s expertise in the delivery of online and applied learning, it will allow busy professionals to enjoy better work-life-study balance, while gaining valuable industry-relevant skill sets."
Kicking off the collaboration, RICS ran a webinar on 10 July 2020 on a research study undertaken by Dr Sheila Conejos, Senior Lecturer in SUSS’s School of Science and Technology. During the session, she shared her findings from the study which was the first comprehensive assessment to determine the green maintainability potential and performance of high-rise vertical greenery systems in tropical conditions, leading to the formulation of case study-based design for maintainability guidelines.