30 Oct '17, 4am

Big players still unwilling to accept new technologies

Despite their desire to make a change in the construction industry, mid-sized contractors face various obstacles in adopting new technologies, reported Channel News Asia. This comes as some of the big players still prefer traditional construction methods over new building technologies, said Kang Choon Boon, managing director at B19 Technologies – one of the first firms in Singapore to use Mass-Engineered Timber (MET), a kind of building material where solid wooden pieces are cut and made in factories, to be assembled on-site. The timber product was used to build The Wave, a new sports hall at Nanyang Technological University. Kang believes that while the use of MET would raise construction cost by 20 percent, the cost would drop once more companies embrace the material since there would be economies of scale. Other benefits include shorter construction time, manpower savin...

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