19 May '11, 12pm

BCA gives out record number of awards to construction industry

BCA gives out record number of awards to construction industry

SINGAPORE: The Building & Construction Authority gave out a record 261 awards to the construction industry, up from less than 150 last year. Among them are a series of new awards called the "Construction Productivity Awards", given out to 31 winners. Through these awards, BCA said it hopes to manage the number of foreign workers in the long run. There are three categories of the awards - one to construction project teams, one for firms, and one to recognise best practices and value-added productivity. The awards are aimed at recognising construction firms and developers for going the extra mile to achieve productivity. This is measured through a series of ratings that takes into consideration the labour efficiency of a project. BCA said it targets to achieve a two per cent improvement in productivity every year for the next 10 years. Dr John Keung, the CEO of BCA, said: "W...

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