Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/224116
Title: PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY OF DESIGNER IN SINGAPORE �S BCA GREEN MARK CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Authors: PHAM THI CHI MAI
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Chan Chuen Fye Philip
2012/2013 PFM
Issue Date: 3-Jan-2013
Citation: PHAM THI CHI MAI (2013-01-03). PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY OF DESIGNER IN SINGAPORE �S BCA GREEN MARK CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In 2005, Building and Construction Authority (BCA) introduced Green Mark (GM) Scheme aiming to make the design and construction of buildings more energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable. In construction projects that aim for high Green Mark scores, the expectations on the architects and engineers are higher than in projects that only aim for GM Certification because the total points demanded are higher. The legal responsibilities of the design professionals working in the GM projects, thus, become critical. However, the extent to which the liabilities of the designers are defined in GM contract in practice is unclear. Whether the current Singapore Construction Law, which includes relevant Statutory, Contractual and Common Law, is adequate in specifying the liabilities of GM designers is questionable since there is a lack of provisions for GM Designer’s liabilities in GM contract. This Dissertation examines the regulated liabilities of the GM designers in relevant Singapore Statutes (the Building Control Act, the Building Control (Environmental Sustainability) Regulations, the Code for Environmental Sustainability of Building, the Architect Act, and the Professional Engineer Act), then identifies the gaps that may lead to potential disputes concerning GM designers’ liabilities. This research also analyses how the relevant clauses in the two standard forms of contract in Singapore (PSSCOC 6th edition and SIA 9th edition) govern the designers’ liabilities in construction projects that aim for Green Mark Certificate of Gold and above. Furthermore, the research studies the approaches of Singapore’s Court towards the designers’ duty of care in construction projects and concludes about how common law can be applied to identify the liabilities of Green Mark Designer.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/224116
Appears in Collections:Bachelor's Theses

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
Pham Thi Chi Mai 2012-2013.pdf504.22 kBAdobe PDF

RESTRICTED

NoneLog In

Page view(s)

3
checked on Sep 29, 2022

Download(s)

2
checked on Sep 29, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.