Construction sector urged to embrace Design for Manufacturing and Assembly process

Construction sector urged to embrace Design for Manufacturing and Assembly process

Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee says this will help contractors build faster and achieve higher quality, while being more environmentally-friendly.

SINGAPORE: Amid the push for productivity, the construction sector has been urged to embrace the Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) process.

At a Singapore Contractor's Association dinner on Wednesday (Sep 23), Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee said this will help contractors build faster and achieve higher quality, while being more environmentally-friendly.

"We are making a strong push for DfMA," said Mr Lee. "For instance, the adoption of high-impact productive technologies is now a condition under the Government Land Sales (GLS) programme for selected residential GLS sites.

"And to ensure we walk the talk, we give increasing weightage to productivity when evaluating tenders for Government construction projects. This is being rolled out in phases. We also want to encourage collaboration among project stakeholders. Every one of us here has a part to play in the drive towards DfMA."

Source: CNA/hs

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