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NTU and Temasek Foundation transfer technology knowhow to China's quake-prone regions
Date:8/28/2009

Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Temasek Foundation are working together to bring earthquake resistance technology to regions in the People's Republic of China which are prone to earthquakes. Tapping NTU's expertise in earthquake engineering and seismic-resistant construction technologies, the programme aims to promote safer construction practices, achieve transfer of technology, and enhance the skills of those involved in China construction industry.

Funded by Singapore's philanthropic organisation Temasek Foundation, the S$1.7 million (RMB 8 million) programme will be implemented by NTU's LIEN Institute for the Environment (LIFE) in Sichuan, Hebei and Liaoning (first phase), and Jiangsu, Shaanxi and Yunnan (second phase).

The programme covers two aspects. The first involves the strengthening of school buildings to improve their resistance to earthquakes. These retrofitted schools will then be used as training facilities and to showcase good construction practices.

"This project is a vital part of NTU's outreach programme to fulfil its role as a socially conscious university that goes beyond classroom education and research. Schools are chosen for the project as they are an appropriate entry point to the community, because not only do people care about schools, but there is also a flow of information and ideas between teachers, children, parents, and the community in general. We are glad to leverage our science and tech expertise to benefit mankind and society," says LIFE Director Associate Professor Li Bing.

The second aspect of the programme involves working with local universities and authorities in each of the six provinces to train the local masons and equip them with cost-effective techniques developed by NTU LIFE to strengthen buildings.

In total, about 60 trainers and 240 local masons from the six provinces will be trained under this programme.

A pilot project under the program
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Contact: Esther Ang
estherang@ntu.edu.sg
656-790-6804
Nanyang Technological University
Source:Eurekalert

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