To achieve the outcomes of the Construction Industry Transformation Map (ITM), workforce development plays a crucial role to support and catalyse industry transformation. BCA has been embarking on comprehensive workforce development efforts to (i) attract and retain talent, (ii) develop skills and competencies and (iii) uplift jobs.

Leadership development is a critical part of workforce development efforts. Whilst the Skills Framework being developed with the respective Trade Association and Chambers aims to chart vertical skills, deepen technical competencies and map progression pathways for key Built Environment Professions, a robust leadership development framework will develop the cross-cutting skills required to drive and sustain industry wide transformation through collaboration.


The BuildSG LEAD (Leadership Engagement And Development) framework is designed to enhance the transformative capacity of the Built Environment sector, by building a core group of committed and enlightened leaders through 3 key approaches:

  1. At industry level, the framework builds collective stewardship and develops leadership networks to foster strong collaboration across the construction value chain.
  2. At firm level, the framework supports firms in developing talent and mapping their leadership renewal in order to be more globally competitive.
  3. At individual level, the framework grooms individuals to advance the sector and recognises those with outstanding contributions.
Contact us to find out more about the BuildSG LEAD Framework.


Strategic Thrusts

Aimed at identifying, advancing and investing in leaders for the BE sector, the leadership development framework which is co-owned and co-developed with the industry will be anchored on 5 strategic thrusts, with each thrust having corresponding benefits to firms and individuals. The 5 strategic thrusts are, Long-term, Engage, Align, Develop, Recognise (LEADER):

  1. The "Long-term" thrust includes a mentorship scheme and building up of a Built Environment Case Study Repository to co-create a lasting legacy for the sector. Providing individuals opportunities to give back to the sector by mentoring others and benefiting firms by supporting leadership succession.
  2. The "Engage" thrust seeks to connect leaders and facilitate collaborative engagement via events such as the BuildSG LEAD Summit, networking events and learning journeys.
  3. The "Align" thrust seeks to align Built Environment Leaders and policy makers to catalyse sector transformation, with opportunities for leaders to participate in policy making.
  4. The "Develop" thrust hones leadership capabilities and provides a platform for developing horizontal skills and leadership capabilities via structured training programs which are co-created and co-delivered with our partner institutions.
  5. The "Recognise" thrust celebrates and promotes the achievements of BE Leaders through various recognition platforms. 

The BuildSG LEAD Framework is co-owned by industry and developed jointly with the pertinent Trade Associations and Chambers, supported by the Professional Boards.

Structured training programmes within the framework are supported by SSG & EDB under the SkillsFuture Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) for BE Sector.

There will be three leadership building platforms within the framework:

  • LEAD Events & Initiatives
  • LEAD Horizon Programme
  • LEAD Milestone Programme  

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LEAD Events & Initiatives

LEAD Events & Initiatives present excellent opportunities for leaders from the industry to build a shared vision for the Built Environment and engage in collective learning and talent development.

LEAD Pinnacle Event

  • BuildSG LEAD Summit

LEAD Engagements

  • BuildSG LEAD Forum
  • LEAD Learning Journeys

LEAD Knowledge Building Initiatives

  • LEAD Case Development Initiative

LEAD Pinnacle Event

BuildSG LEAD Summit

The LEAD Summit is an annual retreat for leaders within the framework leading to the BCA-Industry Work Plan Seminar. The summit will feature dialogue session with Political Office Holders or Public Sector Chief Executives who will share their thinking behind national business, related policies, economic trends and directions, and policy formulations, among others.
There will also be networking sessions and keynote sessions by thought leaders.

LEAD Engagements


BuildSG LEAD Forum

BuildSG LEAD Forum seeks to inspire and ignite the leadership community to progress along with innovation, advanced technology and/or exemplary practices, through the sharing of vision and strategic plans by thought leaders.

LEAD Learning Journeys

Tailored for members of the LEAD Framework to build capability via experimental learning. Includes local and overseas learning journeys in areas of enterprise leadership, internationalisation, innovation leadership etc.

LEAD Initiatives

LEAD Case Development Initiative

LEAD Case Development Initiative will focus on case study development to work on channelling experience and wisdom into case studies to be shared with industry for collective learning. The case studies will involve senior mentors or resource persons from the industry, with young leaders as understudies, supported by case writers or facilitators. Industry partners will also be called upon to collaborate on strategic platforms for wider sharing & dissemination of the case studies via lectures and publications.


LEAD Horizon Programme

Designed for emerging leaders, the LEAD Horizon Programme aims to cultivate and broaden their outlook through innovative mindset and agility as well as commercial awareness whilst building personal effectiveness.

This programme is developed in partnership with the Singapore Management University (SMU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). It is also aligned to the SkillsFuture Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) championed by SkillsFuture Singapore and Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to develop the next generation of Singapore business leaders.


Executive Development Programme

Innovation Bootcamp

Target Audience

Emerging leaders andBuildSG scholars

Programme outcomes

  • Instill an innovation mindset to drive changes in the construction industry through digitalization and system practices
  • Build a cohesive and effective team through understanding own weaknesses and strengths in self-leadership and communication skills with strategic use of resources at disposal.
  • Develop an entrepreneur mindset through sharpening financial acumen and developing awareness on market orientation.
  • Develop innovation leadership and adopt an innovative problem solving approach through hands-on design thinking workshop.

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SMU-BCA iBuildSG LEAD Horizon Executive Development Programme

SUTD-BCA iBuildSG LEAD Horizon Innovation Bootcamp


The LEAD Horizon Programme consists of an Executive Development Programme (EDP) and a workshop-based Innovation Bootcamp. Participants must complete both components to be deemed to have completed the LEAD Horizon Programme.


LEAD Milestone Programme

Designed for enterprise-level leaders-to-be, the LEAD Milestone Programme includes local and overseas modules to strengthen enterprise foundations, sustain business effectiveness and accelerate enterprise growth, with an outcome to harness transformation capacity for improved organisational excellence and advancement of the built environment sector.

This programme is developed in partnership with the Singapore Management University (SMU) and a premier overseas partner institute. It is also aligned to the SkillsFuture Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) championed by SkillsFuture Singapore and Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to develop the next generation of Singapore business leaders.


Advanced Management Programme

Overseas Modules



Global Perspectives

Overseas Immersion

Target Audience

Middle to Senior leaders of the Built Environment Sector

Programme outcomes

  • To develop collaborative leadership in the digital age through adopting a multi-stakeholder approach.
  • To ensure a sustainable growth of firm through business development, strategic brand management and foresight in retention of talents for succession.
  • To bring about exponential growth in business through internationalization, building professional relationship and understanding cross-cultural management while mitigating risk and crisis.
  • To harness digital technology to develop a strategic foresight in this volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous construction environment for transformation of industry.
  • To build capacity for internationalization by acquiring skills and knowledge in innovation management and leadership as well as by developing strategic foresight to accelerate global growth.
  • To explore regional growth and future collaboration in high growth regions (e.g. Belt and Road initiatives) through best-in-class overseas visits (e.g. China, India)

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SMU-BCA iBuildSG Milestone Advanced Management Programme

Imperial College London-BCA Executive Development Programme on DfMA and IDD Leadership

iBuildSG LEAD Milestone Overseas Immersion

The LEAD Milestone Programme consists of an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) and two overseas modules focusing on Global Perspectives and Overseas Immersion. Participants must complete all three components to be deemed to have completed the LEAD Milestone Programme.

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