SINGAPORE CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY WEEK 2012 First held in April 2011, the Singapore Construction Productivity Week (SCPW) returned in 2012 featuring events to encourage and inspire industry firms to play an active part in raising productivity and capability. Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan officially launched the SCPW 2012 and BuildTechAsia Exhibition 2012. Highlights of SCPW 2012 include the Build Smart Conference, BuildTechAsia Exhibition, Skilled Builder and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Competition and the official launching ceremony of the Tiong Seng Prefab Hub.
BUILD SMART CONFERENCE
During the Build Smart Conference, industry professionals shared best practices and showcased projects that have successfully adopted productive processes and methods of construction. The two-day conference was attended by nearly 800 industry professionals.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF TIONG SENG PREFAB HUB Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam officially launched the Tiong Seng Prefab Hub together with BCA’s former Deputy Chairman Lee Chuan Seng, Tiong Seng's Chief Executive Officer Pek Lian Guan and BCA’s Chief Executive Officer John Keung.
The Tiong Seng Prefab Hub is Singaporeâ€™s first integrated construction prefab hub. It is a multi-purpose facility which houses production lines for prefabricated bathroom units (PBU), an area for pre-assembly, storage and maintenance of advanced formwork systems, a training centre, and a Building Information Modelling (BIM) centre and workers dormitory.
DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam tried his hand at various precast-related materials.
SKILLED BUILDERS AND BIM COMPETITION Trade Skills Competition This competition saw a total of 60 teams from 24 companies who pitted their skills against each other in 5 different categories - drywall installation, plumbing and sanitary, system formwork installation, architecture finishings and mobile aerial platform operations.
BCA Director Tan Chee Kiat, briefed the VIPs on the Skilled Builders Competition.
Winner in the Construction category
System formwork installation (Top Left) Mobile Aerial Platform Operation (Top Right)
COMPETITIONS BIM Competition The 48-hour virtual BIM competition was held from 8 May 2012 to 10 May 2012. Participants comprised 44 teams from over 30 firms, associations and institutes of higher learning. The prize-giving ceremony for the winners of the competition was held during the Build Smart Conference.
BCA PAVILLION The Building Construction Authority (BCA) had set up a BCA Pavilion at the BuildTechAsia Exhibition 2012. It showcased key productivity technologies and processes in various aspects of the construction through the use of interactive media. The BCA Pavilion was also an avenue for interested parties to contact and consult BCA on the Construction Productivity & Capability Funds (CPCF).
2012 Episode of SCPW Week.