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New tech for construction to go on display

 
Painters dangling precariously high above ground in gondolas while they slap a new coat on a skyscraper could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to robots. Robotic painting, as it's called, is beginning to catch on, even for jobs that require complex patterns. One of the regional leaders in the field is Roboprint, a South Korean firm with a subsidiary in Singapore. The company, which is an exhibitor at next month's... ...more
 

Construction sector to build innovative culture

 
Mention the construction industry and some may think of hard hats and boots, but there are plans to encourage innovation by providing more training in areas such as virtual design and construction. This was one of the measures announced last night at the annual dinner of the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL), whose members have together built more than 75 per cent of Singapore's buildings and infrastructure. The association,... ...more
 

Contractors' body sets four targets to transform industry

 
Singapore THE Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL) has unveiled four key targets for itself, in line with the Construction Industry Transformation Map (ITM). They are: Expanding services in its proposed construction hub; Enhancing the programmes and services of its subsidiaries to support business development; Creating more partnership and alliances; and Strengthening the capabilities of its secretariat. SCAL president Kenneth Loo... ...more
 

Woodlands: Industry's magnetic north

 
GIVEN the recent cooling measures affecting residential property purchases in Singapore, some investors could turn to alternative real estate investment classes such as industrial properties. This segment has opportunities, areas of growth, as well as challenges. Location is also a very important consideration. One area in Singapore that is attracting the attention of investors and industrialists is Woodlands, in the northern part of the island.... ...more
 

BuildTech Asia to showcase industry technologies and smart solutions

 
Singapore THE latest industry technologies and smart solutions aimed at enhancing digital transformation in the built environment sector will be showcased in late October at the Singapore Expo's MAX Atria. Organised by Sphere Exhibits, a subsidiary of BT's parent Singapore Press Holdings, the eighth edition of building and construction industry trade exhibition BuildTech Asia will be held from Oct 22-24. The exhibition is also supported by the... ...more
 

East Court seeks S$19m in en bloc tender

 
Singapore EAST Court is the latest development here to go en bloc. The eight-unit, 13,351 sq ft development in Koon Seng Road, near Dunman Road, was put on the market for S$19 million on Monday. Owners could stand to get S$2.375 million a unit, should the sale go through at that price. The freehold development has achieved 100 per cent consensus from its owners, which means there will be no need for Strata Titles Board... ...more
 

Pandan Valley eyes record $2.6b in bid to sell en bloc

 
The sprawling Pandan Valley estate - one of the first condominiums to be built here - is aiming for a collective sale with a record-breaking price tag of $2.6 billion, sources close to the deal told The Straits Times. If the 623-unit freehold development on the expansive 865,000 sq ft site pulls off the sale, it would be the biggest collective sale transaction in dollar terms struck here. Pandan Valley, which was built in... ...more
 

Architects have the ability to inject sustainable goals into their building designs

 
THE birth of new technologies that resemble figments of science fiction has changed the facets of human life and altered our behaviour. Climate change is an everyday reality and governments are bracing themselves for more acute environmental changes in the future. These two forces of change - one we embrace, the other we want to stop - have made tremendous impact on the architecture, engineering and construction industry, including the way... ...more
 
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