OED currently comprises 5 key Divisions namely Strategic Planning, Design Development, Project Development, Building Improvement and Infrastructure, Sustainability and Procurement.
The Strategic Planning Division is responsible for the overall planning of building and infrastructure development programmes in Campus, to ensure resource efficiency in the delivery of OED projects. Besides working with faculties in identifying their development needs and phasing out the programmes, the Strategic Planning team’s key scope also include the development and implementation of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) framework for both regulatory compliance and to improve design coordination within projects. The Division is also responsible for the planning and research functions of the department. With better planning upfront, the Division strives to achieve better resource optimization and greater efficiencies for the office.
The Design Development Division is tasked with overseeing the design aspects of projects carried out by OED. The division takes on a campus wide perspective and is involved from the initial concept development, aiding in the development of project that satisfies both faculty requirements as well as long term University planning objectives and vision. In addition to managing OED's design development framework for building and infrastructure projects, the division provides technical inputs and advisory to all OED projects during the implementation phases. It evaluates and assists to develop options that represent best value to the university whilst meeting project and regulatory requirements. The technical advisory provided by the division is also used in the planning and development of long term faculty and campus wide building infrastructure plans.
The Project Development Division is in charge of project management and contract administration of new developments which include feasibility study and conceptual planning. Besides ensuring quality, the Division also works towards achieving safety and sustainability in its building projects. Some of the projects completed to-date included the Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6), Kent Vale Housing Extension, Ventus, Tahir Foundation Building (MD1), and AS8. The completed developments have won numerous BCA's Green Mark awards, and NUS become the first education institution to be awarded BCA's Green Mark Champion Award in 2012.
The Building Improvement Division is another key function in OED responsible for the management of additions & alterations, building regularization and code compliance projects in NUS. With projects spanning across the Kent Ridge and Bukit Timah Campuses, the team is committed to deliver quality and functional facilities serving the NUS community. Some of the recently completed projects include The National History Museum, Frontier (Phase 1), and other major regularization and/or upgrading works in various faculties. Currently, the Building Improvement Division is involved in the Redevelopment of the School of Design & Environment (SDE), Frontier (Phase 2), and other improvement works campus wide. The Building Improvement Division aims to enhance the teaching and learning spaces in both Campuses through these improvement works.
The Infrastructure, Sustainability and Procurement Division plays a significant role in managing the construction of major infrastructural works on campus which included the completed Link Bridge between Kent Ridge Campus and University Town. Other infrastructure projects include multi-storey car parks, road improvement works, slope monitoring and stabilization, drainage improvement, pedestrian connectivity and barrier-free accessibility. The team also works with internal stakeholders and industry experts on sustainability for built environment which covers energy optimization initiatives for new and existing buildings. The procurement team manages and administers the procurement of consultancy and contractor services for all OED divisions, in compliance with the University’s Procurement Policy.