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Editor’s pickMeinhardt clinches BCA award for Singapore's first hybrid steel-CLT floor system

18-09-2020
Singapore, Meinhardt, engineering, CLT, hybrid, architecture, award

Image: Meinhardt Group Meinhardt Group has announced that Er. Kam Mun Wai, Senior Executive Director, Meinhardt Singapore, has been awarded the Singapore's Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Design and Safety Award 2020 for his cutting-edge engineering solutions in the construction of the Singapore Management University (SMU) Connexion …

Singapore launches first Centre for Wildlife Forensics to combat illegal wildlife trade, including timber

13-08-2020
Singapore, Timber, Illegal Trade, Law

Singapore launched its first Centre for Wildlife Forensics (CWF) on 11 August 2020. The CWF will strengthen the National Parks Board Singapore's (NParks) detection and diagnostic capabilities by drawing upon expertise across NParks to identify and analyse specimens involved in the illegal wildlife trade. This will strengthen Singapore’s role …

DesignSingapore Council to support 7 projects as part of inaugural Good Design Research programme

28-07-2020
Singapore, Research, Design, Mass Engineered Timber

Produce Workshop Pte Ltd, one of the seven R&D projects selected, will study mass engineered timber (MET) as a construction material. Driven by the desire to advance current construction methods using renewable sources, PRODUCE endeavours to further reduce material used, shorten production lead time, and minimise manhours on-site with the …

New Forests Asia attains Capital Markets Services Licence

11-06-2020
New Forests Asia (Singapore), Capital Markets Services (CMS) Licence, forestry investment

New Forests Asia (Singapore) Pte Ltd announces its newly attained Capital Markets Services (CMS) Licence, bolstering its capabilities as a Singapore-based fund manager. The CMS Licence enables New Forests Asia to conduct funds management for accredited or institutional investment clients. “We feel it is beneficial to be licenced here in …

SFIC Institute introduces new training programme to retrain members and retain workers in uncertain times

17-03-2020
SFIC Institute, training, skills development, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, training programmes, workers, skills, enhance

SFIC Institute, the training and skills development arm of Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) has recently announced a series of training programmes to help workers, including professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs). These programmes are for Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents, to enhance or acquire …

SFIC launches $1.2 million scheme to help members in tough times

04-03-2020
SFIC, Singapore, financial assistance scheme, Member Assistance Scheme, STEER, SFICAssist

Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) has unveiled its fifth Member Assistance Scheme ("SFICAssist") to give members a shot in the arm to deal with current tough economic challenges. Supported by Enterprise Singapore (ESG), the scheme is also aimed at strengthening their business capabilities and market diversification efforts. Under the …

ADB, European Union, and ASEAN countries partner to boost green infrastructure

20-02-2020
European Union, EU, ASEAN, ACGF, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Asian Development Bank, ADB, renewable energy, sustainability, green infrastructure

Delegates at the high-level ceremony to announce the EU’s support to the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility during the ASEAN–EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development on 10 February in Brussels. From left to right: Singapore’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN Ms. Kok Li Peng;  ADB Representative to Europe Mr. …

Sarawak collaborating with Singapore to supply semi-finished furniture

22-11-2019
Sarawak Forest Department, restructuring, Singapore, semi-finished furniture, furniture park

Talks are underway with Singapore for Sarawak to produce semi-finished furniture for companies based in Singapore. “We are thinking of a dedicated furniture park for Singapore companies in Sarawak, so that you can get the raw materials that you need to produce good furniture. We can perhaps increase export of our furniture,” said …

Strengthening Singapore’s Built Environment in face of Climate Change and other challenges

02-10-2019
ArchXpo 2019, Architecture & Building Services 2019 Series, Southeast Asia, Singapore, opening ceremony

The Architecture & Building Services (ABS) 2019 series was officially launched this morning at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo & Convention Centre. The extensive three-day show which offers visitors and delegates six key architectural and building services exhibitions, and 12 industry conferences was officially launched by …

Taobao’s first physical store in Southeast Asia opens in Singapore’s Funan mall

12-09-2019
Taobao, e-commerce marketplace, furniture, China, Virmall, Funan mall, Singapore, first, Southeast Asia

Chinese e-commerce platform Taobao has opened its new store at Singapore’s Funan mall, a first in Southeast Asia, as demand rises for its home furniture goods. Named Taobao Store by Virmall, the shop is a partnership between Taobao and Virmall, a local firm that helps to curate and introduce products from merchants on Taobao. The shop, …

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