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Overcoming dark days to become an award winner

THE fear of having to close down the firm that his father had set up and passed to him was what spurred Pek Lian Guan, CEO of Tiong Seng Contractors, to embark on a learning journey in the early 2000 to introduce new and innovative processes at the construction firm. Said Mr Pek: We started looking for a framework to help us improve in 2000. Those were the darker days for the construction...


Bureau Veritas opens deepwater tech research hub

[SINGAPORE] Global assessment and certification services provider Bureau Veritas (BV) opened its Deepwater Technology Research Centre (DTRC) in Singapore yesterday. Supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's (MPA) Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF), the DTRC aims to provide advanced technical solutions and innovations to BV's clients in Asia-Pacific to reinforce the level and quality of...


New standards in building industry from Sept 1

A SET of higher construction standards slated to kick in this month will now be introduced only from September, following consultation with industry players. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) was to have raised the minimum buildability and constructability score requirements this month, as part of a broader package of measures to improve productivity in the industry. This date is now...


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