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30 Aug 2017

QA Awarded the Minister’s Award for the National Project

Quantum Automation, a subsidiary of EDMI, was awarded the Minister's Award (MND), during 2017 National Day Observance Ceremony, for its work on the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) SkyLab project.

Quantum Automation delivered the Data Acquisition Building Management System (DABMS) for SkyLab and is extremely honoured to have been a part of the overall project.

The BCA SkyLab is the worlds’ first high rise rotable laboratory for the tropics.  It was officially launched by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in July 2016, and is the regional leader in sustainable building solutions.

Quantum Automation looks forward to a continued relationship as BCA makes new breakthroughs and provides valuable insights; develop high-performance innovations and solutions around energy efficient technologies; and help reduce our everyday energy consumption. We applaud and will continue to support BCA: driving and pushing the boundaries in the green building movement.

Built on the rooftop of an 8-storey building at BCA Academy, the BCA SkyLab marks a milestone in the research, development and demonstration of green building technologies in the region. This state-of-the-art test facility was developed in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the US, inspired by LBNL’s FLEXLAB (Facility for Low Energy Experiment in Buildings) and tailored for Singapore’s tropical climate.

With its “plug-n-play” design concept, the BCA SkyLab is capable of testing individual building components as well as integrated systems. Technologies such as lighting, air-conditioning, mechanical ventilation and building facade can be tested in various configurations under real operating and climatic conditions. This provides reliable and comprehensive evaluation of building technologies, facilitating technology improvement and adoption by the industry. One of the unique features of the BCA SkyLab is a 360-degree rotatable capability, allowing the test of technology performance under different building orientations.

 

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