Singapore Launches Built Environment Living Lab Framework

October 2020

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Ministry of National Development (MND) have announced the launch of the Built Environment Living Lab Framework (BE LLF) which will facilitate test-bedding of innovative proposals in urban spaces and living environment.

The BE LLF will make it easier for firms to test out new, innovative solutions that could benefit the Built Environment. Firms and technology solution providers can submit their proposals to the Built Environment Technology Alliance (BETA), which will be the “one-stop” shop to manage all test-bedding proposals. Selected proposals with innovative solutions and ready for deployment will be expedited for test-bedding in living spaces. To provide firms with greater confidence to innovate, the Singapore government has declared that it will support firms in navigating clearance processes and even provide a temporary waiver for proposals that may not be allowed due to current regulations.

In addition, the BCA has also launched the Skills Framework for Built Environment (BE), which can be used to identify progression pathways and the skills needed to stay relevant in the Built Environment sector. BE covers 49 job roles in the Built Environment sector and identifies 163 existing and emerging technical skills and competencies needed to capture the evolving technology and industry trends. A full list of training programs with skills mapping will be ready by end 2020.

(Source: Building and Construction Authority)

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