03 Mar '11, 11am

[CNA] BCA enhances buildability framework to boost labour productivity

SINGAPORE : The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has laid out a roadmap that will help construction firms raise their productivity and combat rising costs. Financial incentives to encourage firms to adopt technology and upgrade workforce skills are among the initiatives announced by Grace Fu, Senior Minister of State for National Development and Education, in Parliament on Thursday. One example of how technology can boost productivity is offered by construction firm Alpine Bau. It takes at least six men working on shifts to wash the tires of their lorries as they leave the construction site everyday. But with an automatic wheel washer, the firm says it has saved on labour cost as the machine works without the need for manpower. Dieter Meyer, Construction Director, Alpine Bau GmbH, said: "Since this productivity fund is available in Singapore, we are also looking a...

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