2022 Award Winners


IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards


Use of Plastic Waste to Construct Durable Asphalt Pavements by Samwoh Innovation Centre and Singapore Polytechnic, supported by Land Transport Authority and National Environment Agency
Samwoh Innovation Centre and Singapore Polytechnic conducted a joint lab study since 2019 to evaluate the use of recycled plastic in asphalt. The main objectives of the study were to evaluate the mechanical properties, environment leaching behaviour, and life cycle cost of plastic asphalt. The pilot project demonstrated that plastic asphalt can contribute to environmental sustainability, increase road performance, reduce maintenance costs and carbon emissions. A field trial is being conducted to validate the performance of the plastic asphalt under actual traffic and weather conditions.



Waterfront I & II @ Northshore by Housing Development Board

Located in Punggol Northshore District, Waterfront I & II @ Northshore is home to one of HDB's 1st smart & sustainable waterfront precincts. This development is designed by HDB's multi-disciplinary team and incorporates design approaches and initiatives with the aim to transform Punggol Northshore into a living laboratory for smart and sustainable living. Smart initiatives implemented in this project have been rolled out to al new public housing developments that were launched since November 2021 to support Singapore's vision to create a Smart Nation.


A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport Hangar by Defence Science and Technology Agency
The A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) hangar is currently the Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) first and largest integrated hangar for wide-body aircraft maintenance. The hangar was conceptualised and developed by the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) in collaboration with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and industry partners. It features and environmentally sustainable design that improves work efficiency and reduces aircraft maintenance downtime. The hangar is also the SAF's first net positive energy building with an integrated solar energy harvesting system and is a best in-class energy performing building, generating 30% more electricity than it consumes.


Tuas Port Phase 1 (TPP1): Reclamation, Wharf Construction & Dredging Project by Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore and Surbana Jurong Consultants (SJC) Pte Ltd
The TPP1 project was completed in November 2021, marking a significant milestone for Singapore's ambitious move to consolidate the container terminals and develop the Tuas next-generation port to be the largest fully automated containerised terminal at a single location in the world by 2040. TPP1 consists of 21 deep-water berths that can handle 20 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) annually, and the project entailed soil improvement works on 414 hectares of land, fabrication and installation of more than 221 10-storey tall caissons, and the deepening of the sea bed to 23m below chart datum. Tpp1 is recognised for the adoption of several innovative and sustainable engineering solutions and green initiatives to protect the environment and reduce carbon footprint.


HapGlove - Wireless Pneumatic Glove for Multimode Haptic Feedback in the Metaverse by National University of Singapore

The team developed a patent pending haptic glove (HapGlove) which is wireless and lightweight and allows users to "physically" interact with the virtual world and enabling the sense of touch in a natural and realistic manner. HapGlove is highly integrated with five pairs of haptic feedback modules, providing both kinesthetic and cutaneous feedback. With its software development kit, HapGlove can be easily implemented to deliver various haptic effects for different applications in the metaverse, such as training, education and entertainment.