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First developer to receive the prestigious Quality Excellence Award

  • Quality Champion (Platinum) and Construction Productivity Award – Advocates (Platinum) at BCA Awards 2013

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Singapore, 16 May 2013 – As Singapore’s property pioneer, City Developments Limited (CDL) has made an indelible impression on the cityscape with numerous award-winning architectural icons over the past 50 years. Beyond stunning architecture, these developments also represent sustainable and innovative design, quality workmanship and buildability.

Attesting to CDL’s sustained commitment and holistic approach towards building excellence in all dimensions of a property’s lifecycle, CDL is the first developer to receive the prestigious Quality Excellence Award – Quality Champion (Platinum) and Construction Productivity Award – Advocates (Platinum) at the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Awards 2013 Ceremony, which will be held at Resorts World Sentosa this evening.

Since the 1990s, CDL has been shaping Singapore’s built environment by driving building excellence across all dimensions within its value chain and the industry. Through various first-of-its-kind initiatives such as the CDL 5-Star Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Assessment System and Awards to enhance the environmental performance and promote quality and construction excellence at its project sites, CDL has achieved many industry benchmarks.

In November 2002, CDL was the first property developer in Singapore to receive the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Quality Mark certification for high workmanship standards for the 95-unit The Equatorial condominium. Since then, all CDL residential developments have been certified with this seal of quality excellence.

In addition to harnessing state-of-the-art technology to build better quality homes, CDL has also been exploring new and innovative ways to enhance the buildability and construction quality of each of its development, while achieving resource efficiency, for over a decade. CDL was the first private developer in Singapore to challenge conventional construction methodology and introduce the modular “Lego-style” pre-fabrication construction method for large-scale properties, which improves construction productivity and contributes to cleaner and safer worksites.

One such example is the usage of pre-fabricated bathrooms in the construction of most of CDL’s developments since 2005. Replacing the untidy, conventional in-situ construction method, the pre-fab bathroom units are assembled under a controlled factory environment; after which they are transported and installed on-site. Apart from improving coordination and reducing material wastage, this method of construction also serves to enhance the quality and water-tightness of the bathrooms.

“For over a decade, we have harnessed state-of-the-art technology and introduced innovative construction methodology for quality and building excellence at our developments. To drive continual improvement, we work closely with our builders to achieve stringent building quality targets set for each development and have also implemented a rigorous quality management benchmarking system against industry standards. We are indeed honoured to be the first developer to receive the prestigious Quality Champion (Platinum) accolade. We will continue in our strive towards raising workmanship excellence in Singapore, both within our value chain and for the built environment – with the aim of delivering even higher quality products and bringing greater investment value to our homebuyers,” said Mr Kwek Leng Joo, CDL’s Managing Director.

At this evening’s BCA Awards Ceremony, CDL will receive a total of 23 corporate and project awards, including five new Green Mark awards, marking the Company as the private developer to receive the most number of awards this year. To date, CDL has amassed a portfolio of 67 Green Mark awards, the highest number accorded to a private developer.

CDL’s contributions in ‘greening’ Singapore’s built environment have been well-recognised at the BCA Awards. In 2011, it was the first and only recipient of the prestigious BCA Green Mark Platinum Champion Award and it has remained the sole private developer to be accorded the BCA Built Environment Leadership Platinum Award, which was conferred in 2009.

Globally, CDL is the first Singapore Company to be recognised on three major sustainability benchmarks – FTSE4Good Index Series since 2002, Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World since 2010 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2011.