singapore - Construction & Engineering

Judge orders Condo Owner to restore Balcony's Design

The High Court has ordered a condo unit owner to reinstate the original design of the balcony area after ruling that her renovations had breached relevant rules and affected the overall aesthetics of the building's facade.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

I-Lab Engineering Pte Ltd v Shriro (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Building and construction law - Suspension of performance - Right to recover loss or expenses

Date: 07 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCR 15; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

Glaziers Engineering Pte Ltd v WCS Engineering Construction Pte Ltd

Building and construction law - Dispute resolution - Adjudication - Setting aside of adjudication determination - Breach of natural justice

Date: 22 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 66; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

Housing and Development (Precincts for Lift Upgrading Works) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 9 July 2018.
Date: 06 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 457; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 8 July 2018.
Date: 29 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 428; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Building Control (Buildability and Productivity) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 18 May 2018.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 288; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Housing and Development (Amendment) Act 2015 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that Sections 5(b) and 14 of the Housing and Development (Amendment) Act 2015 comes into operation on 1 May 2018.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 236; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 25 April 2018.
Date: 23 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 222; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

Vietnam and Cambodia could make their two-way trade value at US$7-8 billion by 2020 as they have established sound cooperation across sectors and their governments have regularly taken measures to remove difficulties for businesses, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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New e-Payment Taxation to facilitate Online Retailers: RD

BANGKOK, Dec 7 (NNT) - The new e-payment taxation is designed to support the growth of electronic transactions and to help online retailers pay the tax more conveniently, said Revenue Department's (RD) Spokesman Pinsai Suraswadi.

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Education minister stresses the Importance of “Rule of Law”

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has attended a conference with education related officials, stressing the importance of the “rule of law” when introducing policies.

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Go hails Silay City for Fair implementation of Law

MANILA, Dec 7 (PNA) - Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday commended Silay City for its fair implementation of laws and ordinances even if it resulted in the removal of a tarpaulin bearing his name at the city plaza.

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JBC opens Application for SC, LEB Vacancies

MANILA, Dec 7 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Friday opened the application for the vacancy in the 15-man Supreme Court (SC).

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Supreme Court suspends Judge over alleged Graft Case

Jakarta, Dec 8 (ANTARA News) - The Supreme Court has decided to temporarily suspend a Semarang district court judge after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) named him a suspect in a graft case.

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