August 2020 • Issue No. 47

Upcoming Events

Date Title
31 Aug 2020 Annual General Meeting 2020
3 Sept 2020 WEBINAR: Bond Calls and Interim Relief
24 Sept 2020 WEBINAR: The Circuit Break - Picking up the Pieces

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SCL(S) Council 2018-2020

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Welcome to new SCL(S) Members

July 2020 to August 2020
1. Kelvin Kek
2. Ming Ming Looi

Post Event Updates

WEBINAR: An Exchange with Infrastructure Asia: Accelerating Regional Infrastructure Development

(14 May 2020)


WEBINAR: Construction in Singapore Beyond COVID-19: A View from SCL(S) Council Members

(6 May 2020)


Honorary Treasurer's Message - August 2020

Dear SCL(S) members,

Time flies! The AGM of the Society is quickly upon us again. I am also coming to the end of my term as both the Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee.

At the time of writing this message, the Professional Development Committee has held no less than 5 events this year despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. We migrated our usual seminars to web-based format as COVID-19 compels us to adopt new ways of working. Webinars may well remain the preferred format post-COVID. SCL(S) continues to be blessed with the generosity of eminent speakers sharing their knowledge through our platform. Upcoming events include Bond Calls and Interim Relief (3 September 2020) and The Circuit Break – Picking Up the Pieces (September 2020).

Moving on, June 2019 saw the announcement of the $1.36 billion fund set up by the Government to help construction companies hit by COVID-19 (“the Construction Support Package”).  This includes co-sharing of prolongation costs for delays on public sector projects, advance payment to firms working on public sector projects until works are allowed to restart safely, short term costs of complying with precautionary measures to prevent a resurgence of cases, foreign worker levy rebates, just to name a few. We have included in this newsletter an article to cover the governmental support measures under the Construction Support Package.

Please continue to keep an eye on our events and articles in the coming months.

I end this message by looking forward to your continuing support as a new Council comes into office shortly.

Moon Kua
Treasurer, SCL (Singapore)


REMINDER: The Annual General Meeting of the Society 2020

On 7 August, Notice was given that the Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held by Electronic Means via Live Webcast on Zoom on Monday 31 August 2020 at 5:30 pm.
SCL(S) members are encouraged to please LOGIN and go to "Announcements & News for Members" (left menu under Member's Resources) for more details and to RSVP for the AGM.


The COVID-19 Construction Support Package
In this article, we explore the Construction Support Package announced by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) on 27 June 20201 to help construction firms affected by COVID-19.
Most construction activities screeched to a halt when the COVID-19 pandemic hit our shores. Following the Singapore circuit breaker exit on 2 June 2020, we are seeing a gradual resumption with more projects receiving the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities for a restart. The focus of the sector turns to a new normal, placing priority on more stringent safety and health management measures at worksites to minimise the risk of outbreaks among construction workers. Parties are required to comply with the Building and Construction Authority’s COVID-Safe Restart Criteria before projects are allowed to restart.

Contributed by: Moon Kua –  FTI Consulting

Latest Post Event Updates

WEBINAR: The Impact of Law on the Architect in Practice

(22 July 2020)

Almost 50 attendees participated in SCL(S)'s webinar "The Impact of Law on the Architect in Practice" on 22 July 2020.The speakers, architect Catherine Loke (Lander Loke Architects) and lawyer Edwin Lee (Eldan Law), offerred perspectives from architectural practice and legal standpoints respectively, including through the cases of:
-Wei Siang Design Construction Pte Ltd v Euro Assets Holding (S) Pte Ltd [2018] SGHC 182; 
-Freeborn & Anor v Marcal (t/a Dan Marcal Architects) [2019] EWHC 454 (TCC)...

Contributed by: Darren Benger - VivATA Pte Ltd


Newsletter Editors: Ashok Rai & Kelvin Teo 

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