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Tahir Foundation Connexion, SMUX

Project data

Location: Canning Rise, Singapore

The Tahir Foundation Connexion is a new five-storey addition to the Singapore Management University (SMU) city campus to support the university’s innovative SMU-X pedagogy, as well as cultivate innovation and and entrepreneurship. The SMU-X curriculum combines academic with experiential learning through heavy use of projects from partner organizations.

SMU named the building Tahir Foundation Connexion in appreciation of the Foundation’s contribution.

Located between SMU’s School of Accountancy and School of Law, the 8,600-square-metre space includes active learning classrooms, brainstorming hubs, collaborative zones, a dining commons, integrated learning studios, makerspace, student lounges, and incubation spaces for start-ups.

The building is also its first On-Site Net Zero Energy Building, being self-sustainable with its own power generated from a photovoltaic system located within the same building. The building also boasts many green features and technologies, including an advanced passive displacement cooling, smart LED lighting and predictive smart building control systems.

Expected Completion Year: 2019
Building Height: 5-storeys
Site Area: 3,543.50 square metres


  • Walls
  • High-rise


Lian Ho Lee Construction (Private) Limited

Customer's benefit

  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Safe
  • Wall form gives good concrete finish

PERI solution

The VARIO GT 24 is always a project-specific solution consisting of formwork girders, steel walers and any selected formlining. It can be adapted to suit every cross-section, concreting height and required fresh concrete pressure.

The CB climbing scaffold systems provide high levels of safety in all areas of application.

With the CB 240, the formwork is mounted on a carrier with roller bearings and can be moved by approximately 75 cm. This results in sufficient space being created for cleaning the formlining as well as for reinforcement work. The 2.40 m wide platform planking is flush with the Carriage CB and free of any tripping hazards.

With the CB 160, the formwork is simply tipped backwards for striking. With both systems, the formwork is moved to the next pour together with the scaffold in one crane lift.