News: 27 HDB projects win design, construction and engineering awards

Sep 9, 2019

These awards aim to recognise the industry partners of HDB for their contributions in developing quality and well-designed homes.

A total of 27 Housing and Development Board (HDB) Design, Construction and Engineering Awards will be given out at this year’s Award ceremony on Tuesday (10 September), which will be graced by National Development Minister Lawrence Wong.

These awards aim to recognise the industry partners of HDB for their contributions in developing quality and well-designed homes.

Of the 13 HDB Design Award projects, Tampines GreenRidges “stands out for its distinctive architectural features and is an excellent example of the new generation of public housing”, said HDB.

The first HDB housing precinct to be completed within Tampines North, the project was designed by LAUD Architects, in collaboration with G8A. It features a park-like environment with the varying heights of its residential blocks resembling mountain ridges while offering residents maximum views of the surrounding greenery.

The project also incorporated various eco-friendly features – such as space-saving dual bicycle racks, separate refuse chutes for recyclables and motion sensor controlled energy-efficient lighting at staircases – to encourage residents to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.

Meanwhile, three companies will be honoured this year for their engineering excellence in the development of infrastructure and building projects.

The Innovative Engineering Award (Design) will be presented to Fong Consult for the lift upgrading works at Bras Basah, while the Engineering Award (Construction) will be handed out to Guan Joo Construction for the construction of the 2.2km sewer line that would serve the new Bidadari Estate.

Eleven building contractors will also be conferred with the HDB Construction Awards.

Among the winning projects – Yung Ho Spring I and II by China Construction (South Pacific) Development Co. Pte Ltd. – has been awarded the CONQUAS STAR for its excellent workmanship.

To raise construction productivity, HDB noted that the contractor leveraged the use of technological tools like robotic camera systems “to capture defects and provide proper documentation records and conduct checks on the quality of architectural finishes”.

“The use of a mobile application also allowed for better coordination of work among different sub-contractors and helped to organise construction activities holistically,” it added.


Agnes Ong at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact her about this or other stories, email

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