Casa Clementi

Project Info

Integrated & Cohesive Living

Casa Clementi

The Scale:

10 blocks including 4 blocks of
40-storey; 2,234 residential units;
888 car park lots; 6.5 hectares of land

The Peaks:

Effective planning in consideration of nearby school and residents; HDB's largest project was completed in 4 years, ahead of schedule and within budget.

The Rewards:

HDB Construction Award 2013 (Distinguished)
Project Management Institute Distinguished Project Award 2013
BCA Construction Excellence Award 2014
BCA Construction Productivity Award 2014 (Platinum)

Scaling Great Walls

It was the most challenging project that Straits Construction had undertaken at that period of time. It was also the biggest single tender that the Housing & Development Board (HDB) had ever awarded. Given its mega scale and complexity, we were stirred to think out of the box and to come up with innovative solutions in project management for a better execution. As the project was in a mature estate surrounded by flats as well as a school nearby, we had to be very attuned to the needs of the residents and the students, and to minimise any inconvenience to them. Firstly, heavy machinery was located furthest away from the flats and the school. Secondly, from our visits to the school, we deemed it necessary to air-condition the classrooms which we did. And thirdly, we erected noise barriers and endeavoured to schedule much of the piling works to coincide with the school holidays.

We employed several construction methods to move the project at a fast pace. We used a high proportion of precast concrete components supplied by our most experienced subcontractor. We continued to cast work on the upper floors with architectural works on the lower floors were being carried out simultaneously. The Casa Clementi project received a meritorious CONQUAS score by the Building & Construction Authority as well as many accolades. Straits Construction was awarded the first-ever HDB Construction Award (Distinguished) for quality work, innovative building methods, good project management and unmatched efforts in smoothly building the project. For its exemplary project management of Casa Clementi, a distinctive development comprising a variation of 20, 28 and 40-storey blocks, HDB secured the prestigious global Project Management Institute (PMI) Distinguished Project Award too.


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