History & Milestones

From Strength to Strength

The history of Straits Construction began with the vision and fervour of a young man. As a teenager, Wong Swee Chun joined the construction industry as an apprentice to fulfil his passion for building homes. Amassing his experience and motivated by the rapid development of Singapore, he started Straits Construction in 1969.

Straits Construction secured its first public housing construction project at Serangoon Avenue 4 in 1982. Since then Straits Construction has grown from strength to strength. The following milestones chart our growth trajectory:


2015 Launch of TOOLBOX, a commitment to empower workers with future skills
2014 Awarded the Integrated Construction and Prefabrication Hub Project, an initiative to raise construction productivity across the industry
2013 Won the HDB Construction Award 2013 (Distinguished) for the Casa Clementi public housing project
2011 Conceptualisation of TOOLBOX, an innovation lab and production facility with a Centre of Excellence for training and development of skilled workers
2009 Introduction of Management Trainee Programme and Scholarships
2002 Secured the group's first 40-storey public housing project at Queenstown, Singapore’s first satellite town
1997 Secured the group's first private residential project at Woodgrove Condominium
1996 Awarded the G8 Classification by BCA
1982 Secured the group's first public housing project as the main contractor at Serangoon Avenue 4
1969 Establishment of Straits Construction

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