More information on the 3-Gateway Process
1. Design Gateway
- Clearing of key design parameters, such as Master Plan land use, intensity, building massing, site layout, etc, so that the project team can move on to develop details.
- For a typical project, submission at this stage would be made by the QP (Architect) and his/her submission would contain inputs from the other QPs (e.g. location of the electrical sub-station, connection to the main sewerage and drainage points).
1.5. Piling Gateway (optional)
- Clearing of Major Requirements to allow piling to proceed.
- Allowing work to start on substructure while the rest of the details are being worked out.
- Is an optional gateway for works requiring piling.
2. Construction Gateway
- Clearing of Detailed Design of the development, such as layout, accessible route for people on wheelchairs and fire escape route.
- Approving detailed building design to proceed with construction.
- For a typical project, submission at this stage would be a joint submission by the QP (Architect), QP (C&S Engineer) and QP (M&E Engineer), to clear the detailed design imposed by agencies.
All Other Requirements
- These requirements can be submitted independently to different agencies. There are typical technical details or component level info that would only be relevant to a specific agency.
- Examples include Structural submission (calculation) for safety barrier and claddings of the project.
- Submission of As-Built model and application for Temporary Occupation Permit / Certificate of Statutory Completion.
Direct Submission Process
The Direct Submission Process (DSP) is a differentiated approach for smaller scale and simpler building works (e.g. single-unit residential landed development, standalone pavilion / linkway / racking system) in which the Design, Piling (optional) and Construction Gateways are combined into a single stage approval gateway prior to the Completion Gateway (i.e. TOP/CSC).
The DSP simplifies the regulatory approval process for such building works, for which the default 3-gateway process may be too onerous.
Independent submissions, or agency-specific submissions, can be submitted in parallel with Gateway submissions across the entire regulatory approval lifecycle.
An example of an independent submission for Structural works is as follows.
List of Independent Submissions under CORENET X and the Corresponding Service Level Agreement
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