CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

NTU’s 3D-printing robot makes bathrooms nearly twice as fast and cheap

SINGAPORE - Bathrooms for housing units could one day be built more quickly and cheaply using 3D printing.

Construction looks to turn corner with slower 4.6% Q2 decline

THE tide may be turning for the ailing construction sector, which has been a persistent drag on growth, a government economist has said.

Training with VR tech raises workers' game

Instead of driving around in the heat, stock taker Htet Win gets extra practice driving a forklift truck with the help of virtual reality (VR).

Small firms to get a shot at working on bigger projects

Smaller consultancy firms in the construction sector may soon find it easier to bid for larger projects.

74 construction firms penalised for water pollution in 2017

A total of 74 construction contractors were punished for discharging silty water into waterways and for providing inadequate earth control measures this year, national water agency PUB said in a...

Construction company fined $322,000 for mosquito breeding, rat infestation and noise offences

SINGAPORE - A construction company has been fined $322,000 for mosquito breeding, rat infestation and construction noise offences.

14 contractors fined by PUB for drainage and other offences

Fourteen construction and building contractors were slapped with fines by national water agency PUB, including the firm responsible for the flood in the Thomson area on Christmas Eve last year....

Smaller firms still relevant even as construction sector goes high-tech

While the new technology advocated by the recently announced construction sector overhaul favours bigger firms with resources to invest, industry players stressed that the plan does not render...

Tender process for consultants to be tweaked

Tenders for consulting work on public infrastructure projects will be adjusted to prevent aggressively low bids which then fail to deliver results.

Tech can boost construction sector's appeal, say observers

The smarter use of technology is an important focus of the Construction Industry Transformation Map launched yesterday. Observers say these changes can draw more young people to jobs in the...

BCA to give advance notice on building projects that need high level of prefabrication

SINGAPORE - From Tuesday (Oct 3), the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) will give advance notice about upcoming projects requiring higher levels of prefabrication.