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Six construction firms to receive awards for HDB projects

The awards are meant to recognise industry partners for their achievements in constructing quality public housing projects, the HDB says.

SINGAPORE: Six construction firms will be recognised for their work on seven public housing projects at this year's HDB Construction Awards, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) announced on Tuesday (Sep 2).

The awards, meant "to recognise industry partners for their achievements in constructing quality public housing projects", will be presented by Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan at the HDB Awards ceremony on Sep 10.

Fernvale Foliage in Sengkang, undertaken by Straits Construction, achieved the highest ever Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS) score of 94.2 for a public housing project. CONQUAS is the standard assessment system for the quality of building projects and the de facto national yardstick in the industry.

The other six award-winning projects also attained CONQUAS scores above 90, the HDB said.

Mr Theodore Chan, member of the HDB Awards judging panel and president of the Singapore Institute of Architects, said: “We are very encouraged and glad to see that many contractors have taken quality, productivity and safety, to heart. The built quality of public housing has improved over the years, and is now comparable to mass market private condos.”