Thursday, April 26, 2012

More residential projects receive construction awards

More residential projects will receive the Construction Excellence Award by the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) this year, which recognises developments with the highest standard of construction excellence in Singapore.

A total of 10 awards and seven certificates of merit will be given to residential buildings this year compared with just five awards and five certificates of merit awarded in 2011.

“The increase is largely attributed to more high quality condominiums, fuelled by improvements to construction quality and workmanship standards as well as higher expectations for building quality,” said Lai Huen Poh, Chairman of the Construction Excellence Award Assessment Committee.

For the second straight year, Singapore-based developer Woh Hup (Private) Limited secured the highest number of Construction Excellence Awards for The Seafront on Meyer, Marina Bay Residences (pictured) and The Cascadia.

“This year, condominiums like The Arte, The Orchard Residences, The Cascadia, Wilkie Studio and Marina Bay Residences emerged top performers in the residential building category for construction excellence, with Conquas scores above 94,” noted Lai.

“Besides achieving high quality, these projects also meet other criteria such as safety, sustainability, buildability, and innovativeness.”

With a Conquas score of 95.6, The Cascadia development features an alternative design of basement columns and walls which provide for easier movement and more carpark lots. In addition, pilecaps were combined and rotated to optimise the building’s foundation.

Meanwhile, The Orchard Residences was recognised for its installation of unitised curtain walls and precast construction methods.

Other notable developments to receive the BCA award include Shuqun Secondary School with a Conquas score of 93.0, the highest in the institutional building category to date. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, with a Conquas score of 91.0 and Ion Orchard (89.7) topped the institutional building and commercial/mixed development categories respectively.

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