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  Supports firms' upgrading of workers' skills via co-funding of selected skills assessment and training courses.
SkillsFuture Study Awards for Built Environment Sector  Provides funding support to Singaporeans in the development and deepening of specialist skills in areas of demand in the BE sector.
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

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.

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 2021 and MND’s COS 2021, BCA will enhance support to drive transformation in the built environment sector through the Growth and Transformation scheme (GTS) which will support alliances across the value chain. 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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