Highly automated precast concrete factories are changing the face of the construction industry in Singapore. The slogan is: out with time-wasting and labour-intensive traditional building methods, in with maximum prefabrication. Straits Construction Group, one of the largest construction companies in Singapore, recently commissioned a carousel system from EBAWE. Wall and floor panels, including solid slabs, 3D kitchens and bathroom modules are produced. Singapore is activly issuing numerous directives and offering incentives to move ahead with the industrialisation and automation of its construction industry. The city state sees its targets as optimising land use, increasing productivity, improving quality and creating new jobs for more highly qualified employees. In this, precast concrete elements have a special and important role to play.
Within 10 days a workforce of 60 persons is able to produce precast concrete elements for 48 four-room dwellings. On traditional construction sites three to four times the number of employees and twice as much time would be required.
Ryan Lim, Assistant General Manager of Greyform Pte Ltd