Resourceful Innovations to Improve Construction Productivity

SCAL Events 16-Nov-2021

About the webinar

Productivity and innovation are two important elements in improving the standards of the construction sector. In alignment with Singapore’s Construction Industry Transformation Map objectives, SCAL is committed to leading its members towards achieving higher productivity through innovation.
To this end, SCAL has held the SCAL Productivity and Innovation Awards (PIA) for the fifth year running to recognize the outstanding efforts of SCAL’s members in demonstrating their leadership and initiative in applying innovative construction methods that increase productivity and improve the cost savings and safety of a project. 
Join us for a one time only session where the 2021 award winners will convene online to share their award-winning innovations. Hear and be inspired from these award winners on how they achieve greater project savings while raising the quality of finished projects at the same time.


Programme Schedule / Meet the Speakers

* Programme may subject to changes. Timing in SGT.

16 November 2021 (Tuesday) | Online (Zoom)
Time Agenda
4.00 pm Welcome Address

Presented by:
Mr David Leong, Chairman of Productivity Innovation Awards 2021 

4.05 pm Smart Digital Control for PPVC installation by: Welltech Construction Pte Ltd (PIA 2021 – Gold Winner)

Today, PPVC technology has further evolved to have various sized modules within a building and reduced to 2 sides instead of 4 sides. To improve the productivity and achieve greater cost savings, the idea of designing a lifting frame that can hoist and balance all PPVC modules was crucial. To further enhance the lifting process, IDD was implemented through an innovative system that aided the lifting team in setting up all lifting gear in an incredibly short time. In summary, we achieved a 70% increment on our productivity and overall cost reduction of 34% from the original budget.

Presented by:
Mr Anthony Kok, Assistant Construction Manager, Welltech Construction Pte Ltd

Anthony Kok, Assistant Construction Manager for HDB’s project Tampines Neighbourhood 9 Contract 18. Anthony graduated from the Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom and has 4 years’ experience in HDB projects and 2 years’ experience in mixed development projects. He is responsible for overseeing all onsite and offsite constructions to ensure compliance with building and safety regulations, monitoring construction productivity and scheduling to ensure performance on track. His role includes investigating less than satisfactory performances and providing recommendations and establishing measures for improvement by modifying to operating procedures and work instructions

4.30pm Innovative short PVD method which enhances the productivity and safety of working on slurry clay by: Santarli Construction Pte Ltd
(PIA 2021 – Silver Winner)

In the past, sand has typically been used for infilling and reclamation works in Singapore but the process of importing sand is complex and costly. Singapore has thus pivoted to using excavated materials such as soft clay from local construction sites for infilling works instead of sand.  However, the infilled soft clay is slurry in nature and does not have sufficient bearing capacity for machinery to positioned on to do subsequent sand laying and soil improvement works. Santarli has devised an innovative solution to address the shortcomings of the conventional method yet improving productivity by almost 300% with enhanced occupational health and safety. 

Presented by:
Er. Chong Chin Hin, Project Director and Head, Corporate HSE / PE, Santarli Construction Pte Ltd
Er. Chong serves as Project Director and Head, Corporate HSE / PE of Santarli Construction Pte Ltd. Prior to joining Santarli, he worked at SIPM of Surbana Group, Jurong Consultants, JTC and MRTC in the capacity as a Professional Engineer. Er. Chong is also CEng(EPM) of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore, CEng and MICE of UK, and the Senior Engineer title 高级工程师职称of People’s Republic of China. Er. Chong has 30+ years of experience in project management, building, infrastructure, and coastal marine construction. 

4.55pm Integrated footing for 12m hoarding by: Kwan Yong Construction Pte Ltd
(PIA 2021 – Bronze Winner)

Hear how Kwan Yong’s 12m integrated hoarding design aims to achieve the following benefits.
1.    Increase productivity through:
•    Shortening deployment time through reduction of insitu works (Precast)
•    Shorten removal time as no hacking works required
•    Reducing manpower for the erection of footing

2.    Improves site working space through:
•    Integrating ECM with hoarding design
•    Incorporating pedestrian access into footing design

3.    Improves site Safety and Environmental performance:
•    Designated/Segregated pedestrian & Vehicle access
•    Reduction of noise pollution through reduction of hacking works
•    Reduction of wastage through reusable precast components
Presented by:
Mr. Chong Chien Pheng, Project Co-ordinator, Kwan Yong Construction Pte Ltd 

Chong Chian Pheng is an experienced project coordinator with more than 5 years of local construction work experience. He graduated from Birmingham City University with Bachelor ‘s degree in Construction Management. His work includes school & residential (HDB) projects covering site supervision & coordination, precast shop drawing preparation and C&S coordination with consultants.

5.20pm Closing remarks
5.30pm End


Who should attend

•   Main contractors, Sub-contractors
•   Business owners, Company Directors, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Safety Manager



•    SISO-SDU [Application in progress]
•    Qualified for 1 BOA-SIA CPD accreditation point
•    Qualified for 1 PDU by PEB

SLOTS: Attendance of this seminar will not be considered as CPD participation for renewal of SLOTS Registration.


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SCAL Member / SLOTS: Complimentary
Non-SCAL Member: $32.10 (inclusive of 7% GST)


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