Our buildings and estates are the canvas on which I unleash my creativity
01 Sep 2018 Written by JTC

Planning & Development

Er. Jane Pang, Senior Principal Engineer (Civil & Structural)

“Working in JTC is like being part of a big family.”

My role in JTC is multi-faceted. I prepare concept / preliminary design for upcoming new developments, review consultant design and provide technical inputs. I am also involved in research studies with tertiary institutions on innovations related to material and construction methodology.

Share with us on some of the innovative engineering projects that you have been exposed to in JTC

At JTC, I have the opportunity to work on a wide range of innovative projects. Personally, I am passionate about building design. My work at JTC allows me to explore cutting-edge building technology and unconventional construction methodologies. One of the projects was the JTC Food Hub @ Senoko where we used environmentally sustainable materials for the construction. As this development used more than 70% pre-cast elements, we had to adopt a special propping system to erect the precast columns to speed up the construction process.

I also had the opportunity to adopt the latest building technologies such as Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC), Cross Laminated Timber and other innovative construction methodologies in the design for the projects. Besides engineering design work, I also made broader contributions to the engineering community such as providing technical inputs for the standard design code for Singapore.

Tell me about a challenging assignment you worked on.

I recall working on a development project where despite pressing time constraints, we had to ensure that the design meets users’ needs without compromising work quality. We had to constantly think of ways to do things better and faster. For example, we came up with an alternative structural system and building layout to cut down the overall construction timeline. We also worked very closely with the consultants to resolve technical challenges on site. Without the impeccable teamwork and the timely response provided by various departments, this project would not have been such a success.