Prefab childcare centre built in just 4 1/2 months
Prefab method a quick fix amid surging demand for such facilities
First, it was HDB flats. Now, childcare centres are also being built more quickly via prefabrication in a move to ease the supply crunch.
NTUC First Campus, the biggest childcare operator here, has recently built a childcare centre in Sengkang by a method that has been used for decades to help shave the time to construct flats.
The childcare centre - believed to be the first such facility to use the prefabrication method - was finished in just 41/2 months.
It would have taken six to eight months to build if conventional methods were used, contractors estimate.
(Prefabrication) is one of the efficient and economical ways to go if we want to ramp up childcare places rapidly.
- Dr Ho Nyok Yong, president of the Singapore Contractors Association