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Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC)

What is a Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC)?

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"Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC)" means a construction method whereby free-standing volumetric modules (complete with finishes for walls, floors and ceilings) are:

  1. constructed and assembled
  2. manufactured and assembled

in an accredited fabrication facility, in accordance with any accredited fabrication method, and then installed in a building under building works.

What are the Benefits of Using PPVC?

To raise construction productivity and fundamentally change the design and construction processes, BCA encourage the industry to embrace the concept of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA), where construction is designed such that as much work may be done off-site in a controlled manufacturing environment as possible.

PPVC is one of the game changing technologies that support the DfMA concept to significantly speed up construction. It can potentially achieve a productivity improvement of up to 40% in terms of manpower and time savings, depending on the complexity of the projects. Furthermore, dust and noise pollution can be minimised as more activities are done off-site. With the bulk of the installation activities and manpower moved off-site to a factory controlled environment, site safety will also improve.

Required Use of PPVC

The use of Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) is required for selected non-landed residential Government Land Sale (GLS) sites from 1 Nov 2014 onwards. Further details on the requirements are stipulated in the Code of Practice on Buildability 2017. You may find out more information about this requirement through the following circular issued on 30 Nov 2015.

PPVC Acceptance Framework

To ensure that the different PPVC systems being used at development sites are reliable and durable, BCA has set up an acceptance framework consisting of building regulatory agencies as well as industry experts to ensure that the design and materials used are robust and can meet the minimum standards set.

The PPVC acceptance framework consists of two parts:

  1. Building Innovation Panel (BIP)
    PPVC suppliers and manufacturers who intend to supply their PPVC systems to be used at development sites where PPVC is required must first ensure that their PPVC system and the in-built bathrooms (if any) to meet the PPVC performance requirements. For the performance requirements, please refer to the Code of Practice on Buildability 2017

    PPVC suppliers and manufacturers are required to submit their applications and proposals to the BIP according to the PPVC checklist and in-built bathroom checklist with the following documents:
    1. Completed and duly signed application form
    2. Documentary evidence of compliance with codes of practice (Singapore or overseas)
    3. Track record of implementation overseas
    4. Material or product specifications
    5. Quality certifications or test reports by accredited laboratories
    6. Any other relevant information

    The proposed PPVC systems will then be subjected to the evaluation and acceptance of the BIP. Relevant letters of In Principle Acceptance (IPA) will also be issued to the PPVC supplier/manufacturer.

  2. PPVC Manufacturer Accreditation Scheme (MAS)
    In addition, the production facilities producing PPVC systems will be required to be accredited under the Precaster's Accreditation Scheme (PAS) for PPVC shell production and the PPVC MAS for fitting out works. The PPVC MAS is managed by the Singapore Concrete Institute (SCI) and the Structural Steel Society of Singapore (SSSS) as part of the effort to promote greater self-regulation by the industry.

    The accreditation criteria were jointly developed by SCI, SSSS and BCA. Further details on the accreditation scheme can be found at www.scinst.org.sg and www.ssss.org.sg

List of Suppliers / Manufacturer that Meet the PPVC and In-Built Bathroom Performance Requirement

The list of In Principle Acceptances (IPA) granted is listed below. Please take note that some suppliers IPAs are still pending and thus will not be listed in the table below

Concrete PPVC System

S/N Supplier / Manufacturer BIP In Principle Acceptance (IPA)
1 Excel Precast Pte Ltd
2 SPP System Pte Ltd
3 Integrated Precast Solutions Pte Ltd
4 Vico Construction Pte Ltd
5 Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd
6 Prefab Technology Private Limited
7 CS Corp Pte Ltd and ICPH International Pte Ltd
8 Mod Prefab Private Limited
9 Qingjian International (South Pacific) Group Development Co Pte Ltd
10 Sembcorp EOSM Pte Ltd
11 China Construction Realty Co. Pte Ltd
12 HL Building Materials Pte Ltd
13 G & W Precast Pte Ltd
14 Sunway Concrete Products (S) Pte Ltd
15 Moderna Homes Pte Ltd
16 Robin Village Development Pte. Ltd and Robin Village International Pte Ltd
17 Nakano Singapore (Pte) Ltd
18 Kimly Construction Private Limited
19 United Tec Construction Pte Ltd

Steel PPVC System

S/N Supplier / Manufacturer BIP In Principle Acceptance (IPA)
1 Unitised Building Pty Ltd
2 Sembcorp EOSM Pte Ltd
3 Moderna Homes Pte Ltd
4 AM Modular (Singapore) Pte Ltd
5 CIMC Modular Building Systems Holding Co. Ltd.
6 Tiong Seng Contractors Pte Ltd and Steeltech Industries Pte Ltd
7 Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd
8 TTJ Design and Engineering Pte Ltd
9 Quicksmart Technology (Singapore) Pte Ltd
10 Mod Prefab Private Limited
11 iMax Modular Pte Ltd
12 TK Modular Pte Ltd
13 Lightrus Pte Ltd
BIP2016-11-0054.pdf 1
14 Tong Hai Yang Construction Private Limited

1 System is in-principle acceptable for use in landed residential building projects.

List of Organisations / Firms that has obtained IPA2

Concrete PPVC System

S/N Agencies / Firms BIP In Principle Acceptance (IPA)
1 Housing and Development Board (HDB)

2 MAS shall be obtained by the appointed manufacturer prior to the start of the project.

NOTE: The above publishing of PPVC suppliers / manufacturers / organisations / firms is solely for the purpose of sharing of information to facilitate the industry users to source for such products. It is NOT an endorsement of these products by BCA nor does BCA give any warranties, explicit or implied, regarding the availability of the products, information, product or services, efficacy of the products or warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement. The supplier/user must ensure that their products are safe for public use and comply with all relevant regulations and statutory requirements at all times

Firms with PPVC Projects in Singapore

The lists of architectural, civil and structural engineering firms and main contractors with completed or ongoing PPVC projects in Singapore are shown here.

Contact Person

For queries, please contact the following officers.

For in-built bathrooms:
Mr Christopher Chien (Christopher_CHIEN@bca.gov.sg)

Mr Lin Daotong (LIN_Daotong@bca.gov.sg)

For BIP:
Ms Toh Xing Juan (TOH_xing_juan@bca.gov.sg)
Ms Mika Feng (Mika_Feng@bca.gov.sg)