Singapore is continually investing in new infrastructure projects. Some involve construction in the public sector such as significant public housing schemes and indeed construction in the public sector was expected to account for 60% of total construction demand in Singapore in 2020, an estimated S$20.5 billion.
Other significant activity in the infrastructure and civil engineering sector includes the construction of the North-South Corridor, which, when completed in 2026, will be Singapore’s largest road project. The country’s rail network has also received substantial investment, and the development of Changi Airport’s Terminal 5 has also been an enormous undertaking. While public sector projects seem to be thriving, the private sector isn’t demonstrating the same signs of recovery, although it is once again showing positive growth.
Massive efforts have been made to make the construction industry and with it, the civil engineering sector more competitive thanks to the Construction Industry Transformation Map (CITM) which was launched in 2017. All parties are now keen to adopt more efficient working practices and grasp modern technology. One significant change has been the move towards more controlled manufacturing of infrastructure projects, with substantial portions being made prior to being transported to site where they are assembled.
Most professional involved in the civil engineering industry are Singaporean, although those involved in the construction tend to be migrant workers from India, Bangladesh or Myanmar.
Here is The Grid’s guide to the top 10 engineering companies in Singapore.