Green Building Conference 2012 Speaker - Tan Tian Chong

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Tan Tian Chong
Director, Technology Development Division
Co-Director, Construction Productivity Centre
Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Singapore




About the Speaker:

The Technology Division looks after the BCA Green Mark Scheme which certifies buildings on their level of environmental friendliness especially energy efficiency, water efficiency and quality of indoor environment. Tian Chong oversees the BCA 2nd Green Building Masterplan which aims to green 80% of Singapore’s buildings by 2030. Measures under this plan include legislation of Green Mark standards, public sector taking the lead, incentives schemes for private developers and building owners of Green Buildings and related outreach programmes. His division also runs the construction quality assessment system (CONQUAS) and the Quality Mark scheme to assess the workmanship quality of building projects in Singapore.

Tian Chong also spearheads the productivity drive in the construction sector as Co-Director of the Construction Productivity Centre. The centre manages the $250 million Construction Productivity and Capability Fund (CPCF) to raise construction productivity. It champions the drive towards buildable design, constructability, the precast / prefabrication, manpower upgrading and technology adoption.

Tian Chong is a member of the Singapore Standards Council and is the Deputy Chairman of the Building and Construction Standards Committee. He is the Immediate Past President of the Singapore Structural Steel Society (SSSS). He is also the Executive Director of the Singapore Green Building Council.


Speech Topic:

Singapore –The Little Green Dot


Singapore launched a national sustainable development blueprint for the next two decades in 2009. As part of this blueprint, the Singapore Green Building Masterplan sets the national goal for 80 percent of all buildings in Singapore, new and existing, to be certified “green” by 2030. This presentation shares Singapore’s efforts and experience in implementing this green building masterplan, shedding lights on Singapore’s own green building rating tool “Green Mark”, the Building Control Act, the related incentive schemes, and the training and development of green building professionals, all spearheaded by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), the recipient of the Regional Leadership Award of the WorldGBC Government Leadership Award.