Singapore’s first integrated construction park, located at Jurong Port, will be operational in December 2022. It will bring together key supply chain players in the construction industry, making it easier for them to collaborate as well as share resources and facilities. These include storage yards and ready-mix concrete batching plants.
The integrated construction park is one of several initiatives that form part of a new Industry Transformation Map (ITM), announced by Minister for National Development Desmond Lee on September 6, 2022. Before integrating construction facilities, the industry will be nudged to adopt integrated design and planning, as well as collaborative contracting practices.
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is also targeting to increase the adoption of prefabricated buildings or Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) from 44 percent currently to 70 percent by 2025. This means more off-site production will be done in a factory environment with greater adoption of automation, said BCA.
Another key aspect of the ITM is for greater adoption of smart facilities management, which aims to integrate different aspects of building management by using technology.
80% of public buildings should adopt Smart FM by 2030. The BCA is setting a new target for 40% of private buildings by gross floor area to adopt Smart FM by the same year. He encouraged firms to apply for a grant, announced at the Ministry of National Development’s Committee of Supply this year, to develop such capabilities.
(Source: Channels News Asia)