With continuous urbanisation and development, Singapore faces increasing land constraints and a growing reliance on the use of concrete. Concrete has a large carbon footprint, and contributes up to 5% of annual global CO2 production.
The GeoBarrier System (GBS) aims to optimise land use in Singapore and minimise the use of concrete through its 2 main functions: Earth Retention and Slope Stabilisation.
The GBS’ earth retaining capability allows it to stabilise steep slopes and free up additional land by:
Ferns and shrubs can also be cultivated in specially designed planting pockets to enhance greenery, improve water retention capacity, and create better acoustic ambience through absorption and attenuation of noise.
Construction and maintenance costs, as well as construction duration of wall-free multi-level car parks using GBS are significantly lower, making it more economical for use in high-rise high-density public housing.