CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

Extra $700m in projects to boost construction sector

More estates will get a makeover and new walkways will be built across Singapore, as the Government seeks to give a fillip to the beleaguered construction industry.

Construction firms upbeat about new tender criteria

Construction firms are hopeful that new tender criteria that place greater emphasis on quality rather than price will raise industry standards and minimise price wars.

Govt to bring forward $1.4 billion in public amenities works, in boost for construction firms

SINGAPORE - In a fillip for the beleaguered construction industry, the Government - its biggest client - is bringing forward $700 million worth of public amenities projects to this year and next...

Construction firm involved in HDB projects accused of owing subcons $1m

At least five subcontractors have claimed that they are collectively owed around $1 million by a main contractor, Li Jie Construction, in unpaid fees for seven projects.

Construction firm fined $156,000 for housing foreign workers in unhygienic living conditions

Kay Lim Construction and Trading was fined $156,000 for housing 60 foreign workers in dirty, rat-infested living quarters.

Yong Xing Construction and its project manager fined for fatal construction site accident

SINGAPORE - A construction company and its project manager were fined $150,000 and $40,000 respectively for undertaking inadequate safety measures which led to the death of one worker and injury...

Private-sector building still facing rough times

The construction sector has been stuck in the doldrums amid mounting competition and a lacklustre property market - and company bosses here do not expect the gloom to lift any time soon.

Construction sector must face up to reality: Desmond Lee

The push for technology in the building and construction sector may cause some companies to shut down or consolidate if they do not keep pace, said Second Minister for National Development and...

More Singapore contractors and consultancies ventured abroad in 2015: BCA survey

SINGAPORE - More Singapore construction and consultancy firms ventured overseas in 2015, with the number of projects secured nearly doubling from the previous year.

Firms lauded for adopting new building methods

Think children's building blocks and picture a high-rise development constructed block by block.