By Dang Van Trang
RESPONDING to the government's call for higher productivity through wider adoption of precast construction methods, Tiong Seng Holdings is building a $26 million prefab hub in Tuas to supply precast concrete components.
The construction group is undertaking the project through its wholly-owned subsidiary Robin Village Developments.
Tiong Seng's initiative of automating the precast concrete production makes this the first facility of its kind to receive funding from the Building and Construction Authority's (BCA) construction productivity and capability fund.
The 19,000 square metre hub, to be completed in the third quarter of this year, will feature advanced precasting facilities that will double Tiong Seng's current output to more than 100,000 cubic metres of precast components annually.
This move is in line with the government's directive of encouraging greater adoption of precast techniques in the building industry. This prefab hub will enable Tiong Seng to capitalise on opportunities arising from the government's drive towards higher productivity in the industry.
Commenting on the project, BCA's CEO John Keung said: 'Prefab components will not only ensure higher quality and consistency, but will (also) go a long way towards ensuring higher productivity for the construction sector. We are glad that Tiong Seng has taken the step to pioneer this integrated prefab hub.'