SINGAPORE - Fernvale Foliage in Sengkang, built by Straits Construction Singapore, has bagged the honour of attaining the highest score for a public housing project in a Housing & Development Board (HDB) quality assessment.
The Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS) is the standard assessment system for the quality of building projects and the industry's national yardstick for construction quality.
Comprising 504 units of 4- and 5-room flats, the Fernvale Foliage is made up of four 23- and 24-storey blocks.
Despite working within a congested site surrounded by other housing projects and a school, the project team, made up of members from HDB, Straits Construction (S) Pte Ltd, and Architects Vista Pte Ltd, was able to complete the works ahead of schedule, while maintaining a high quality of workmanship.
According to a statement from HDB, Straits Construction prefabricated concrete structures, which would otherwise have been built on-site, improving constructibility and boosting productivity. This, and other innovations earned Straits Construction a record 94.2 points in the assessment.
Six award-winning projects also attained high CONQUAS scores of over 90.
The seven HDB Construction Awards will be presented by the Minister for National Development, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, during the HDB Awards ceremony, on Sept 10.