A/Prof Gary Ong

2001/2002 & 2002/2003

Dr ONG Khim Chye (Gary) is Associate Professor and Deputy Head in the Department of Civil Engineering, NUS. He was President from May 2001 to April 2003. My term as President of SCI coincided with a previous economic downturn. As I look back, I cannot help but marvel at the contrast in impact the current economic slowdown has on stakeholders in Singapore’s Concrete fraternity.

This time, the construction sector is experiencing a bumper season despite the economic slowdown! Looking ahead, new challenges are ahead in the form of sustainability and green concrete. I am still actively contributing to SCI as its representative in the Technical Committee on Building Structure and Sub-Structure, Building and Construction Standards Committee (BCSC), of the Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board as Convener of WG2 for Singapore’s migration to Eurocodes.