Building and Construction Authority (BCA)

BCA launches new programme, rating for Super Low Energy non-residential buildings

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) on Wednesday (Sep 5) launched the Super Low Energy (SLE) Programme in a bid to improve energy efficiency at non-residential buildings. Under the programme, BCA introduced a new benchmark to recognise buildings that have achieved either Super Low Energy or Zero Energy status. The new Green Mark (GM) for SLE voluntary certification framework provides...

BCA hopes developers will adopt new technologies to increase productivity

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has said the output productivity for building projects in the construction industry has risen by 1 to 2 per cent in the last couple of years. But it believes more can be done and it hopes developers can adopt new technologies such as the Prefabricated, Pre-finished Volumetric Construction and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in their projects. Whether it is...

BCA scheme to encourage gracious building practices

More measures will be taken to encourage builders to adopt gracious construction practices, which help to address environmental concerns and mitigate inconveniences to the public caused by construction works. Speaking at an industry event, Senior Minister of State for National Development and Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan said the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) will be enhancing its Green...

BCA builds up green building research capabilities

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has inked a partnership with US-based Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to build a facility for test-bedding green building technologies. BCA said the collaboration, signed last month, is pivotal to developing new innovations and solutions for greater energy efficiency of buildings in Singapore. The new facility will be built at the BCA Academy. It will...

BCA wins 2012 United Nations Public Service Award

The United Nations (UN) has conferred the United Nations Public Service Award (UNPSA) 2012 to the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) for the Contractors Registration System (CRS) under the "Preventing and Combating Corruption in the Public Service" category. This is the first time a public agency from Singapore has won in this category of the award. The BCA CRS won the Award (2nd place) in Asia and...

More residential projects to receive Construction Excellence Award

More residential projects will receive the Construction Excellence Award this year. The award recognises construction projects that have demonstrated the highest standards of construction excellence in Singapore, particularly in project management, technical inputs and workmanship. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) says 10 awards and seven certificates of merit will be given to builders of...

Higher Green Mark standards for new buildings from December

Higher Green Mark standards will apply to new buildings in Singapore from December. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said the move will guide the industry towards more sustainable and energy efficient practices in building design, construction and maintenance. An award made of recycled glass was conferred to BCA by international think tank Aspen Institute for its efforts in promoting "green"...

BCA mulls law to get owners to “green” existing buildings

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is mulling a possible law to get property owners make their existing buildings more environmentally-friendly. The rule will cover all existing buildings, with the main focus on commercial and office buildings and hotels. This could come in two to three years to help Singapore meet its goal of "greening" 80 percent of its buildings by 2030. So far, only 8...

Tampines Primary wins building award

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) may make family-friendly features compulsory in some future buildings. But, it stressed, the decision will be made only after careful consultation with stakeholders. This year, the authority gave out a record 13 awards to buildings with good design. Tampines Primary School became the first and only public school to achieve the gold standard, for...

BCA awards 3 engineers

The Building and Construction Authority has awarded three engineers the Design and Engineering Safety Excellence Awards. They were recognised yesterday for their work in designing safe and creative buildings. Ms Joanne Wong, from Meinhardt Infrastructure, was tasked with diverting Stamford Canal so that a new gleaming shopping mall, 313 Somerset could be built over it. At the same time, engineers had to...

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