News 2017

22 September 2017

How to build a hospital for the people

Mr. Jerry Ong, Senior Vice President of Architecture at CPG Consultants, was featured in Eco-Business, with the article centering on the design of the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Jerry shared his insights and thought processes while designing the hospital with the editor, "Anybody can make a functional hospital. But to transcend functionality and to touch the building's users - that's the challenging part."

Read on about the article:
http://www.eco-business.com/news/how-to-build-a-hospital-for-the-people/ 

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14 September 2017

cpg staff awarded green architect of the year

It is with great pride to announce that Mr. Kuan Chee Yung, Senior Vice President (Architecture) was awarded with the Green Architect of the Year at the SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards 2017.

Congratulations to Chee Yung for reaping the rewards of his hard work and effort!

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10 August 2017

cpg in the news - education at the heart of peranakan museum

Mr. Chu Lik Ren, Vice President of Architecture, was featured in an article in The Straits Times on 10 August 2017. The article centres on the Peranakan Museum as a national monument of Singapore as well as its previous identity as the Tao Nan School.

Mr. Chu Lik Ren, an architect from the Singapore Public Works Department (PWD) then in 1991, was tasked to convert the school building into one suitable to house a museum. "The old Tao Nan School has always been one of the most handsome buildings in Singapore," Lik Ren said.

Read on about the article:
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education-at-the-heart-of-peranakan-museum

 

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22 June 2017

cpg in the news - old supreme court does justice to its artistic calling

CPG Consultants was mentioned in a Straits Times article on 22 June 2017. The article centres on one of the National Gallery Singapore's past identity - the former Supreme Court building.

Spearheaded by CPG Consultants and studioMilou architecture, the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings were transformed into a major visual arts institution presenting Singapore and Southeast Asian art - the National Gallery Singapore.

Read on about the article:
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/old-supreme-court-does-justice-to-its-artistic-calling

 

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14 June 2017

cpg consultants receives multiple awards at bca awards night 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce that CPG Consultants has received multiple awards at the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) Awards Night held at Resorts World Sentosa on 13 June 2017.

BCA Green Mark Award (Gold Plus) - Pasir Ris Hawker Centre
BCA UD Mark Award (Gold Plus) - Pasir Ris Hawker Centre

BCA UD Mark Award (Gold) - Acacia Home
BIM Award 2017 - Organisation category

Congratulations to the teams for reaping the rewards of their hard work and effort!

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1 June 2017

cpg in the news - old hill street police station: opening the windows to a colourful history

Mr. Colin Wu, Senior Vice President (Architecture), was featured in an article in The Straits Times on 1 June 2017. The article centres on the history of the Old Hill Street Police Station as well as the building being gazetted as a national monument in 1998.

"A deep understanding and knowledge of the existing structures (is required) in order to carefully design the new functions, but maintain respect for and retain critical elements of the old building," Colin said.

Read on about the article:
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/opening-the-windows-to-a-colourful-history

 

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29 May 2017

deputy prime minister visited the new pasir ris central hawker centre

Following the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre in 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean visited the new Hawker Centre on 27 May 2017, which will be attaining its Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) in June this year.

The new hawker centre is situated next to the Pasir Ris Sports Centre and is also within close proximity to the Pasir Ris MRT station. It is one of the ten new hawker centres which is part of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) hawker centre building programme.

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25 May 2017

inauguration of new da nang international passenger terminal

The new Da Nang International Passenger Terminal Building was inaugurated on 19 May 2017, and will serve as the Terminal Building for International flight passengers, while the existing Passenger Terminal Building will be converted to serve Domestic flight passengers. The new Terminal Building is set to provide world-class facilities to 4 million passengers annually.

Inspired by the imagery of Seagulls in Flight, the main building roof is a series of modular bays of winged-like interplay of roof and skylights framed by the triangulated trusses supported off 4-pronged columns. The Terminal Building was designed to be light-filled, airy, and finished with materials well-suited to the climate, resembling a tropical resort.

CPGairport completed this project under the fast track programme. Utilising a mere 2.5 years from design to construction completion, the team completed the project in time for the 25th APEC Summit which will take place in the city at the end of 2017.

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16 May 2017

HRM interview feature - patience is virtue

We are pleased to share that the HRM publication ran an interview feature with our President & Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Khew Sin Khoon, on its website. The interview focused on Mr. Khew's leadership style, CPG's HR challenges, as well as his passion for butterflies.

"Set yourself goals and do everything with enthusiasm and passion. Nothing good ever comes out of something you're not passionate about." Mr. Khew said in response to the question on his top tip for aspiring leaders.

Read on about the article:
http://www.hrmasia.com/content/patience-virtue

  

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26 April 2017

CPG raises funds for food from the heart

In conjunction with our anniversary celebrations on 1st April 2017, we organised activeCPG2017 Family Day. The event sought to promote the adoption of an active lifestyle and concurrently, foster family bonding. Through the event, we were seeking to engage our staff and their families to inspire healthy living in all aspects of their lives, thereby raising funds for a better cause. Staff showcased their creativity and took up booths within the premise to either conduct games or sell homemade items to fellow colleagues and families.

We are pleased to have raked in a total of $5,400.70 from the day's event as well as from our staffs' personal contributions.

About Food from the Heart

Through its Bread Programme, come rain or shine, volunteers collect perfectly edible, unsold bread each day and redistribute to those who need them. Each month, 21,000 people receive bread that would otherwise be wasted. In a year, volunteers collect about S$3.56 million worth of unsold bread from 117 bakeries and hotels and deliver them to 136 welfare homes, Self Collection Centres and needy families. With the support of donors, food industry partners and more than 1,700 volunteers, Food from the Heart made a difference to the lives of 33,000 people throughout Singapore by distributing S$5.36 million worth of food in 2016.

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31 March 2017

channel news asia documentary - a new place to call home

Broadcasted on 31 March 2017, Channel News Asia featured a series of Nursing Homes in response to Singapore's pressing problem - a rapidly ageing population. The profound impact of this issue is already being felt today.

The proliferation of this issue will result in the younger generation facing problems where two or fewer working adults will have to support both the younger and elderly dependents.

In this feature, the Ang Mo Kio Nursing Home was introduced. Ren Ci has planned for this new home since 2014, which features a whole new care concept to let residents feel more at home. The home design is based on the concept of cluster living, and has infused redesigned solutions that are future-ready.

CPG has been instrumental in the design of healthcare projects, and is proud to leverage on its past experiences and capabilities to undertake the role of multi-disciplinary consultant for this Nursing Home. A suite of services was rendered for this project, including Architectural design, Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering and Quantity Surveying services.

Watch the documentary at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/tv/tvshows/ageing-well/new-place-to-call-home/3642568.html.

 

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30 March 2017

eco botanic project clinched multiple awards

We are pleased to announce that the ECO Botanic project has clinched two Excellence awards at the Star Property Awards ceremony, namely The Neighbourhood Award and The Southern Star Award.

About The Neighbourhood Award
This award recognises the township that has the best integration of the crucial five elements: Security, Amenities, Connectivity, Education and Health, through its design and planning to deliver a seamless living experience within a short-drive radius.

About The Southern Star Award
This award recognises the residential or commercial development in Southern Malaysia (Malacca and Johor) that showcases elegance in its planning, design and construction processes. Judging criteria for this award also includes having the site situated at a strategic location, complemented by a multitude of accessibility options.

CPG Consultants rendered architectural consultancy services for the ECO Botanic project. We would like to extend our appreciation to the entire project team for their efforts and contributions.

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30 March 2017

setia sky 88 serviced apartments awarded skyline award

We are pleased to announce that Setia Sky 88 Serviced Apartments was awarded the Honours Award under The Skyline Award category by the Star Property Awards, Malaysia.

The award recognises high-rise residential development that offers comprehensive exciting new lifestyle that are appealing to the home buyers in terms of facilities, ambience, security, uniqueness of the design and innovation.

CPG Consultants was the architectural consultant for this project. We would like to extend our appreciation to the entire project team for their efforts and contributions.

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27 March 2017

CPG celebrates milestone with uni-asia

In celebration of Uni-Asia's 20th Anniversary on 24 March 2017, CPG was invited as one of its guests in a closed door event. This adds another milestone to signify our partnership, following the successful completion of our recent joint venture for an investment project under the Alero Properties brand.

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23 March 2017

pm lee officially declares open new mapletree business centre in vietnam

One of Singapore’s leading developers, Mapletree has established its very first office development in Vietnam. Designed to meet international Grade A specifications, the Mapletree Business Centre comprises nearly 28,400sqm of gross floor area.
  

Leveraging on our extensive track record of commercial projects in Singapore and abroad, CPG Vietnam is proud to undertake the role of multi-disciplinary consultant. Services rendered to this iconic development include both architecture and interior design consultancy services within the grander Master Plan for the South Saigon Commercial Complex development.
 
The opening of the new Mapletree Business Centre was graced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Read on about the article:

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/real-estate/pm-lee-opens-mapletree-business-centre-in-ho-chi-minh-city


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18 January 2017

CPG in the News - engineers urged to broaden skillsets

Mr. Gavin Chan, Senior Geotechnical Engineer at CPG Consultants, was featured in The Straits Times on 17 January 2017.

He has attended a one-year Young Engineers Leadership Programme last year, organised by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES). A total of 138 senior engineers graduated from the programme on Monday, picking up leadership and innovation skills, and also had one-to-one mentorship sessions with industry leaders.

"It's made me more business-minded. So, if I progress into a business development role, I could go out to find new frontiers for the company and new technology to bring back to Singapore," Gavin said.

Read on about the article:

http://news.asiaone.com/news/business/engineers-urged-broaden-skillsets