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Title: Engines for change in Singapore's construction industry: An industry view of Singapore's Construction 21 report
Authors: Dulaimi, M.F. 
Ling, F.Y.Y. 
Ofori, G. 
Keywords: Change
Construction industry development
Research and development
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Dulaimi, M.F., Ling, F.Y.Y., Ofori, G. (2004). Engines for change in Singapore's construction industry: An industry view of Singapore's Construction 21 report. Building and Environment 39 (6) : 699-711. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The construction industry in Singapore is under great pressure to improve its performance. The C21 report, Re-Inventing Construction, is a key milestone in the development of Singapore's construction industry. The report set several recommendations, which represent the future blue print for the industry. This study aimed to identify the main engines for change that would enable and motivate Singapore's construction industry to achieve the C21 target of becoming a world-class industry in a knowledge-based economy. This paper focuses on five areas of construction activities: professional standards, skills levels, buildability, construction safety, and internationalisation. An industry wide survey was conducted. A total of 12 key factors were identified to be effective in enabling construction firms to change and achieve the objectives set by the C21 report. The results of the study have shown that the industry is more in favour of developing the business environment in which market forces would demand the desired changes and improvements. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Building and Environment
ISSN: 03601323
DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2004.01.011
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