Building A World Class Construction Industry: Motivators and Enablers

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By Florence Y.Y. Ling, George Ofori and Mohammed Dulaimi

The construction industry has developed an image of being the least developed sector of the economy in most countries. The industry is consistently being accused of failing its customers and providing products and services that do not meet expectations. The C21 steering committee has led a national review of the state of the construction industry in Singapore, which was completed, with the publication of the C21 report in October 1999. The report provided an analysis of the state of the industry and a set of recommendations. The committee set a vision for the construction industry for the 21st century to be a world-class builder in the knowledge age.

This study builds on the work of the C21 Steering Committee and working groups, and the conclusions of the C21 report. The eight-month study addressed the question of how Singapore's construction industry can change and improve itself.

Mohammed F. Dulaimi is a Senior Lecturer of Construction and Civil Engineering at University of the West of England, Bristol.

Florence Y.Y. Ling
 is an Associate Professor at the Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore. 

George Ofori
 is a Professor at the Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore. 


Publication Year: 2001
90 pages, 292mm x 208mm
ISBN: 978-9971-69-249-0, Paperback

Department of Architecture, NUS