In line with the initiative of Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in Singapore to promote productivity in the construction industry using PPVC technology, this speech outlines the pioneering approach of using reinforced concrete composite shear wall system in the PPVC technology in construction of a 40-strorey residential project in Singapore.
The Clement Canopy is a residential flat development comprising two tower blocks of 40-storey apartments with ancillary landscape, swimming pool and communal facilities at ground level at Clementi Avenue 1 in Singapore. There is a multi-storey carpark with one basement level linking the two towers. There are in total 505 residential units in the development.
To raise construction productivity, the Singapore construction industry has been encouraged to embrace the Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) approach where significant portion of work is to be completed off-site in a controlled factory-manufacturing environment. PPVC is one such advance and highly productive construction technology that speeds up construction significantly.
TW-Asia Consultants Pte has pioneered the design and research of the reinforced concrete PPVC technology using composite shear wall structural system was devised as one of the technical solutions for the PPVC methodology.