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BuildSG Transformation Fund

The BuildSG Transformation Fund (BTF) brings together the various industry development support schemes managed by BCA under one umbrella. BTF facilitates transformation plans for built environment firms under key Construction Industry Transformation Map (ITM) areas, as well as enables individuals to tackle the key transformation areas through upskilling and training.

Workforce Development

iBuildSG Scholarship and Sponsorship
 In collaboration with industry firms, this programme supports students of high calibre and in-service personnel pursuing full-time and part-time BE-related courses at local universities, polytechnics, ITE or BCA Academy.

Industry firms who are keen to sponsor students or in-service personnel, please click on the programme link to find out more about the iBuildSG Scholarships and Sponsorships.

For more information on the Built Environment sector, please click here.
iBuildSG Workforce Training and Upgrading  Thank you for the interest in the WTU scheme which co-funds selected skills assessment and training courses. The WTU scheme has ceased on 31 Mar 2022 and hence applications are no longer acceptable.
SkillsFuture Study Awards for Built Environment Sector  Thank you for the interest in the SkillsFuture Study Awards which provide funding support to Singaporeans in the development and deepening of specialist skills in areas of demand in the BE sector. Application for the award has discontinued on 31 Mar 2022 and hence applications are no longer acceptable.
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA)/Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD)

Productivity Innovation Project (PIP)
Supports Singapore-registered firms to build up their capability in DfMA technologies and IDD, and improve site processes in order to achieve higher site productivity.
Offsite Construction Special Scheme (OCSS)
This voluntary manpower incentive scheme seeks to encourage the shift towards DfMA and more off-site work. The scheme allows eligible DfMA production facilities to employ an allocated number of work permit holders at the lower Man-Year Entitlement levy rates, dependant on the facility type and manpower profile.
Public Sector Construction Productivity Fund (PSCPF)

Supports government agencies in using DfMA technologies for their construction projects.

Investment Allowance Scheme (IAS)

Supports the mechanisation efforts of Singapore-registered firms by providing tax incentives for approved capital investments on productive construction equipment.

Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG)

Supports local SMEs in transforming digitally by subsidising the cost of adopting pre-approved digital solutions which enhances productivity under the Construction and Facilities Management Industry Digital Plan (IDP)
Green Buildings/Facilities Management

Building Retrofit Energy Efficiency Financing (BREEF) Scheme

Supports building owners in obtaining financing from participating financial institutions to offset upfront costs for energy efficient retrofits of existing buildings and subsequently repay the loans through energy savings reaped.

GMIS for Existing Buildings 2.0 (GMIS-EB 2.0)

Cash incentive to lower upfront costs of energy efficiency retrofits for building owners who achieve higher energy performance standards (i.e. Platinum, Super Low Energy, and Zero Energy) for their buildings.

Grant for Low-GWP Refrigerant Chillers (LoGR)

To encourage owners and operators of existing buildings to adopt water-cooled chillers using refrigerants with low GWP early, before the ban on sales of water-cooled chillers using high-GWP hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) refrigerants takes effect in 2022. The grant will support part of the cost incurred for building owners and operators to switch to climate-friendly low-GWP refrigerant water-cooled chillers.

Integrated Facilities Management and Aggregated Facilities Management (IFM/AFM) Grant

Support service buyers and FM firms to build capabilities in adopting IFM/AFM, including the adoption of progressive procurement, processes and technologies.

Transformation

Built Environment Transformation Gross Floor Area Incentive Scheme

Additional GFA for developers/building owners adopting enhanced Construction Industry Transformation Map (ITM) standards in areas of digitalisation, productivity and sustainability ("ITM Outcome Requirements") in private sector developments.

Research & Innovation
Cities of Tomorrow (CoT) R&D Programme
 This programme is a multi-agency effort, led by the Ministry of National Development (MND), to identify challenges that cities face and develop R&D solutions to address these challenges. The key research thrusts that are supported include Advanced Construction, Resilient Infrastructure and Greater Sustainability.
 

Green Buildings Innovation Cluster

 This one-stop integrated Research & Innovation hub seeks to accelerate the adoption of promising building energy efficient technologies and solutions. This is achieved through programmes such as the GBIC Building Energy Efficient Demonstrations Scheme and the Super Low Energy Building Smart Hub.
Built Environment (BE) Robotics R&D Programme  Supports the research, development and deployment of innovative robotics that demonstrate practical implementation and commercialisation potential in areas such as manufacturing, assembly, as well as smart and sustainable assets.
2-Stage Innovation Grant (iGrant)  Supports the industry in conducting fast track, proof-of-concept type of Research & Innovation in areas such as Advanced Construction and IDD for subsequent quick development.
Built Environment Accelerate to Market Programme (BEAMP)  Supports the fast-track development and commercialisation of innovative solutions under the Gov-PACT initiative, which connects innovators with firms in the BE sector seeking to solve identified challenges.

As announced at Budget and MND’s COS 2021, BCA will drive transformation across the built environment sector by supporting the formation of strategic alliances to collaborate and transform together, through the Growth and Transformation Scheme (GTS). For more information, please refer to media release.

For other enquiries, please write to us here to find out more on the BTF. BCA will continue to enhance the BTF to ensure its relevance to the Construction ITM, and seek feedback from our partners to align it with the industry's needs.

For more information, please contact:
• Tel: 1800-342-5222
• Submit an online enquiry

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