World’s tallest modular building rises in SouthEast Asia

2019: The state has been pushing for improvements in construction management.
Two 40-story residential towers in Singapore were built with nearly 1,900 prefabricated modules and few weeks ago, construction of the world’s tallest modular buildings was completed.
The Clement Canopy building consists of two 40-story towers with 505 luxury apartments, located in the heart of this city’s residential and Kent Ridge Education Belt districts. Each tower is 459 ft tall, and combined they are made up of 1,899 modules whose weight ranged from 37,000 to 64,000 lbs.

Clement Canopy is the first structure on the island to use an all-concrete version of the Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) system, where freestanding modules, complete with finishes for walls, floors, and ceilings, are produced offsite and then assembled onsite, according to Concrete Construction magazine.

The fitouts were completed in the contractor’s factory in Tuas, Singapore, within 15 days. The modules included mechanicals and plumbing, plastering, painting, and bathroom fixtures and tiles.
The Clement Canopy project was delivered in 30 months, six months ahead of its initial timeline.

MCT Italy is deeply involved in 3D Casting following the big push by the SouthEast Asia trend to improve construction productivity. The pioneer technique developed by MCT Italy to cast 3D modules in a fast, reliable and flexible way thanks to the joint action of high-speed flying bucket and automatic casting machines increase the benefits of modular and prefabrication processes:

  • construction time can be reduced up to 50%
  • on site labour can be reduced by 30%
  • reduction of jobsite noise, pollution and neighborhood disruption
  • improvements in jobsite safety and the quality of the finished product

We are going to see a complete change in the next few years where final developers always expect more efficient and faster building solutions.

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July 3, 2019

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