singapore - Construction & Engineering

Crescendas Bionics Pte Ltd v Jurong Primewide Pte Ltd

Contract - Contractual terms - Rules of construction; Contract - Formation - Offer - Acceptance - Consideration; Contract - Waiver; Building and Construction Law - Guaranteed maximum price contract - Delay in completion

Date: 11 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 4; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ryobi Tactics Pte Ltd v UES Holdings Pte Ltd and Another, and Another Matter

Building and Construction Law - Building and construction related contracts - Guarantees and bonds; Credit and Security - Performance bond - Whether call on performance bond was unconscionable

Date: 22 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 11; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sito Construction Pte Ltd (trading as Afone International) v PBT Engineering Pte Ltd

Building and Construction Law - Dispute resolution - Jurisdictional objection - Waiver - Patent errors

Date: 14 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 7; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Lift, Escalator and Building Maintenance) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 15 January 2019.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 875; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Building Control (Amendment) Act 2012 (Saving Provision for Temporary Buildings) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 March 2019.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 806; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 March 2019.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 808; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Yau Lee Construction (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Far East Square Pte Ltd

Building and construction law - Dispute resolution

Date: 27 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 261; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Building Maintenance (Strata Management) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 February 2019.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 784; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Composition of Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 February 2019.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 783; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Small Management Corporations - Exemption) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 February 2019.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 781; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Strata Units) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 February 2019.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 782; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 42; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Building Control (Buildability and Productivity) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 25 September 2018.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 583; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 5) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 17 September 2018.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 564; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

BCA Super Low Energy Challenge for New and Existing Non-Residential Buildings

This is to notify that the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) has developed a Green Mark (GM) for Super Low Energy (SLE) buildings supplementary criteria. The SLE Challenge assures developers or building owners who are able to commit towards achieving at least one GM SLE project within the next 5 years to be given the GM SLE certification ...
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 38/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Building and Construction Authority (Registration of Construction Personnel) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 31 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 521; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Clarification on Date of Constitution of Management Corporation

This Circular clarifies the date on which a Management Corporation (MCST) is constituted.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

Feedback Sought on Proposed Key Amendments to the Building Control Act

The Ministry of National Development and the Building and Construction Authority seeks feedback on the proposed amendments to the Building Control Act from 7 Aug 2018 to 28 Aug 2018 (12 noon).
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 3) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 8 August 2018.
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 489; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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Government affirms NCPO Order 2/2019 is Fake

BANGKOK, Feb 11 (NNT) - The Government has affirmed that the circulating NCPO Order 2/2019 is fake.

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ASEAN Secretariat calls for Nominations for ASEAN Prize 2019

Jakarta(ANTARA News) - Jakarta-based ASEAN Secretariat calls for nominations for the prestigious regional award ASEAN Prize 2019 acknowledging an individual`s or organization`s inspiring and outstanding achievements in fostering the ASEAN identity, promoting ASEAN spirit, and championing ASEAN way.

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Thousands of Workers march for stronger Labour Laws

Thousands of workers on Sunday marched in downtown Yangon to demand that the country’s labour laws meet International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards.

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ASEAN NCAP labelling Guideline Compliance to become Compulsory from March 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Starting March 1 next year, automotive companies selling motor vehicles in Malaysia will be compelled to comply with the ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme (ASEAN NCAP) Labelling Guideline.

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New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.

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SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.

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Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.

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