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Construction sector to adopt "game-changing technologies" in Singapore: Khaw

Published on Aug 14, 2014 12:25 PM
 
Developers who successfully bid for projects on selected government land sales sites will have to adopt more productive construction methods by the end of this year. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Developers who successfully bid for projects on selected government land sales sites will have to adopt more productive construction methods by the end of this year.

These techniques can yield manpower and time savings of between 35 per cent and 50 per cent over conventional methods, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan in a blog post on Thursday.

"We need game-changing construction technologies to boost our construction productivity and reduce our reliance on construction workers," he said.

One of the methods is to use "prefab" construction, in which complete flats or modules of multiple units, complete with internal fixtures, are manufactured in factories. They are later assembled on site like lego blocks.

 
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