Casa Clementi, the largest public housing project by the Housing Board (HDB) so far, has been recognised by a global association for project managers for being expertly managed and built.
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More details from a statement released by HDB:
Organised by the Project Management Institute, the world's largest association for project managers, the PMI Professional Awards 2013 honours organizations and individuals around the world who have demonstrated exemplary performance of project management in 20 award categories, including the Project of the Year Award and Distinguished Project Award.
One of the three recipients of the Distinguished Project Award this year, HDB is the first Singapore recipient of this globally recognised award since its inception in 2006.
Completed in Jun 2012, Casa Clementi is the largest public housing project developed by HDB to-date. This distinctive development comprises 10 high-rise residential blocks of storey heights ranging from 20 to 40 storeys, housing 2,234 dwelling units. The project team comprised HDB and its industry partners, Surbana International Consultants and Straits Constructions Singapore.
Due to the scale of this project and its proximity to existing developments, the project team had to be especially mindful of the potential environmental impact to its surroundings while managing various stakeholders' interests. Despite these challenges and other complexities, the project was completed ahead of schedule and within budget.
HDB's Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Building), Mr Sng Cheng Keh, said: "HDB is honoured to be the first Singapore recipient of the prestigious PMI Distinguished Project Award. This is an affirmation of HDB's commitment to excellent project management, as we continue to provide innovative housing choices and a high quality living environment while being mindful of the needs of residents."