Water leaking through the ceiling in malls could point to issues in Singapore’s built environment

Back-to-back Incidents involving structural faults in shopping malls are a cause for concern, especially for the safety of patrons and workers. Associate Professor Daniel Wong Hwee Boon and Associate Professor Gabriel Kor Meng Chiat from the Department of the Built Environment under the NUS College of Design and Engineering, explain on how Singapore can better improve facilities management through proper budgeting, manpower retention, and emphasis on safety over award-winning designs, to avoid such incidents in the future.

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