31 May '17, 2am

BCA’s plan for new framework warmly welcomed https://t.co/CHfSawXjZj

With the complex designs of today’s buildings posing a safety concern for cleaners, industry players welcomed the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) plan to roll-out a new design-for-maintainability framework, reported Channel News Asia. With the framework providing a common set of ground rules, less experienced architects will get more guidance in designing buildings, with maintenance in mind, said Tang Kok Thye, an associate architect at ADDP Architect. “The designs of today definitely look great, but (they) present a great challenge for the cleaning and maintenance team,” said Carmen Choo, key account director of UEMS Solutions, the facilities management firm that helps maintain the Esplanade. “And what happens is ultimately, (the maintenance) team will be the ones taking over and maintaining the infrastructure.” With this, a maintenance solutions company speci...

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