The BCA Quality Mark (QM) for Good Workmanship was launched on 1 July 2002 to encourage developers to consistently deliver quality homes, in-line with the rising expectations of homeowners for better construction workmanship quality.
Under the scheme, BCA will assess every unit of newly completed private residential projects. The QM certificate will be issued to individual apartment unit that achieve a score of at least 851 out of 100 points (a minimum CONQUAS score for internal finishes), without any major defects and water seepage in the toilets/bathrooms, and windows. The QM certifies the condition of the apartment unit at the time of inspection.
1 Applies to QM projects with construction tender called from 1 June 2020.
QM is required for residential sites or the residential component of mixed developments on site sold on or after 30 Jun 2022 under the Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme.
QM is also applicable as one of the Industry Transformation Map (ITM) outcome requirement for projects that have applied for the Built Environment (BE) Transformation Gross Floor Area (BE Transformation GFA) Incentive Scheme.
Beyond the above, QM adoption is voluntary.
How to apply
- Submit a completed Quality Mark for Good Workmanship application form to BCA.
- Enclose the project’s approved method statement on the following key processes together with the completed application form:
a) Waterproofing work to bathrooms in the unit
b) Stone/tiling installation work in the unit
c) Parquet/timber installation work in the unit
d) Window installation work in the unit
You are advised to apply early, preferably together with the CONQUAS application for a project, so that we can advise you on the lead time required to complete the QM assessment and not to affect the project completion.