A Study of Total Manpower Needed for DfMA

Guest Speaker:
Sr Eugene Seah (Senior Director, Surbana Jurong Private Limited Singapore)
Dr Chai Chang Saar (School of the Built Environment, University of Reading Malaysia)
Subject Area:
Built Environment
Date & Time:
Wed, 30. May 2018, 14:00 h - 15:00 h
N3.24, University of Reading Malaysia - EduCity@Iskandar​

The Construction industry of Singapore has switched to using DfMA in Construction to boost construction productivity and to reduce the manpower to carry out the installation on site. The research question is whether DfMA is more labour intensive as what it seems and is moving to DfMA a straightforward solution. The research investigates the growth and use of DfMA in the construction sector and in a case study, focuses the research on a structural element to test research question.


Eugene joined Surbana Jurong Group on January 1, 2017, as Senior Director, Group CEO’s office to spearhead and oversees the Group’s special projects, in particular Group initiative on Sustainable, BIM and Productivity. He is also a Director on the Boards of Threesixty Cost Management and Threesixty Contract Advisory for which his extensive knowledge and expertise will help fortify the business thrust of the Group.

Eugene graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) (1st Class Hons) from the University of Reading in 1999 and a BSc in Technology Management and Computing (1st Class Hons) from the University of Portsmouth in 2002. He has also completed an MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration from the joint NUS and Kings College London programme, a Msc in Sustainable Building Design from the University of Nottingham and the Senior Management Development Program from Harvard Business School.

Eugene is highly experienced in Quantity Surveying and often injects sustainability and green approaches into his work to achieve to project efficiency. He is a Green Mark professional and is knowledgeable in sustainable buildings. He is also an Accredited Adjudicator under Singapore Mediation Centre and a registered Mediator in the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.

Eugene is now working on enhancing productivity in Design and Construction and researching on computational BIM, VR/MR and other productivity enhancement topics for the Surbana Jurong Group.

Passionate about teaching, Eugene is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.

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