Me & My Career: Creating sustainable buildings an exciting role for veteran engineer

This is a series in which individuals share their career journeys and provide an inside look into their jobs and industries. In this interview, we look at civil engineering.

Ms Serena Yap says those wanting to join the civil engineering industry should stay open-minded, be proactive not reactive, and adopt design-led thinking.
Ms Serena Yap says those wanting to join the civil engineering industry should stay open-minded, be proactive not reactive, and adopt design-led thinking.PHOTO: AURECON

SINGAPORE - Think of constructing a building and you might envision concrete, glass or other common materials.

But timber - with the warm feeling of comfort and well-being it evokes - is the material of choice for Ms Serena Yap, a veteran with three decades of engineering experience in both buildings and infrastructure work.

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