29 May '17, 2am

BCA to unveil new building maintenance framework, tighter facade maintenance regime

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) eyes to roll out a new design-for-maintainability framework by end-2017, and tighter façade maintenance regime, reported Channel News Asia. This comes as building maintenance is both a productivity and safety issue that “takes up a lot of manpower”, said Dr John Keung, the outgoing CEO of BCA. “We are consulting the industry before we roll out the guideline to get the architects and engineers to see what we can do upfront – to design buildings in such a way that it is easy to maintain.” Some of the measures that will be looked into include the types of paints and building materials that require less maintenance as well as on how buildings can provide easier access for cleaning. Meanwhile, he noted that façade maintenance is important given the city-state’s high-rise, high-density environment. “In the past when our buildings wer...

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