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Embracing the adoption of new construction methods

SINGAPORE — Prefabrication will play a bigger role in the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) efforts to boost construction productivity, which is on track to improve 25 per cent by 2020 from 2010 levels. Productivity levels at HDB construction sites last year, defined as the amount of floor area completed per worker per day, was […]

Property developers hungry for land

In a sign property developers are hungry for land amid improving market sentiment, a large residential site for private homes in Queenstown has been triggered for sale. A developer committed to bid at least $685.25 million for a 2.11ha Stirling Road site, able to yield about 1,110 units, the Urban Redevelopment Authority said yesterday. Unlike […]

Planning strategies to boost residents’ well-being

SINGAPORE — How residents move around in their neighbourhoods could soon have a big say in how town planners add or tweak features to the area. Using data captured by motion sensors on smart lighting, for example, the decision could be made to have. Wi-Fi at void decks for residents to study. Or perhaps, identify […]

Resale prices of flats edged up

Resale prices of Housing Board (HDB) flats edged up 0.1 per cent last month, reversing the 0.1 per cent dip recorded in November, according to flash estimates from SRX Property on Thursday. There was also a near 20 per cent drop in flats changing hands: 1,585 resale units were sold in December, 19.9 per cent […]

Punggol Digital District to create 28,000 jobs

SINGAPORE: The opening of a new business and education hub in Punggol from 2023 will create 28,000 jobs in fields such as cybersecurity and data analytics, creating job opportunities “close to home”. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said this at the launch of an exhibition for members of the public to view the Punggol […]