Singapore’s build environment sector has made good progress in its transformation efforts

Building and Construction Authority (BCA) announced on 4 March 2020 that the built environment (BE) sector has made good progress with its transformation efforts in key areas such as the Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA), Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) and Green buildings.

As of 2019, the BE sector has achieved 31 per cent DFMA adoption rate and is on track to reach the target of 40 per cent this year. BCA aims to raise the DFMA adoption rate to 70 per cent by 2025.

“We have enhanced the buildability framework in December 2019 and introduced changes, which includes mandating higher buildability standards for larger residential developments with GFA more than 25,000m2. Moving forward, we will enhance the Buildability Framework further in order to make DfMA the default way of building in Singapore,” said BCA in a statement.

There are now 35 public and private sector projects piloting in the IDD sector, compared to 12 projects in 2018. The built environment has reaped the benefits of IDD, such as productivity gains with closer collaborations among stakeholders throughout the building life cycle; reduction of waste by minimising rework; and improving quality and site safety.

Singapore has also greened more than 40 per cent of its buildings, which is halfway towards the 2030 national target of 80 per cent. To move on to the next phase, BCA and the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) will co-create the next Singapore Green Building Masterplan (SGBMP 2020) with stakeholders from the public, private and people sectors, including Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs).­

– Construction+ Online

Source: Building and Construction Authority



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