Prefab childcare centre built in just 4 1/2 months
Prefab method a quick fix amid surging demand for such facilities
Published on Jan 8, 2014 8:12 AM
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.
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(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