Quality affected as construction sector adjusts to headwinds

A shortage of manpower has resulted in a doubling of wages and delays in project timelines.
A shortage of manpower has resulted in a doubling of wages and delays in project timelines.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Construction industry veteran Ong Pang Aik cannot remember a time when the sector faced as many headwinds as it does now.

Soaring material costs, severe staff shortages and rocketing wage bills are putting the industry under unprecedented pressure. 

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