Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) provides quality tertiary education and offers a variety of degree programmes awarded by overseas university partners, which include The Glasgow School of Art, The Culinary Institute of America and University of Liverpool. In addition, SIT offers its own degree programmes in various niche areas to cater to the needs of Singapore’s evolving economic landscape. Unlike traditional tertiary campus spaces, SIT adopts a distributed campus model, where individual SIT buildings are situated within the grounds of the five local polytechnics in Singapore, as well as a main campus located at SIT@Dover.
Faithful+Gould provided cost management services from preliminary estimates to tender document preparation, tender appraisal, and the settlement of final accounts on the following projects:
SIT@Dover – conversion of the former ITE HQ Tower Block at Dover Drive into SIT’s HQ and central administration office. This included fitting out the nine-storey building with a one-stop student counter, academic offices, meeting rooms, IT server room, boardroom, staff lounge, SIT administration / management office, M&E plant rooms, and a reception area that took up a whole floor.
SIT@TP Building – construction of a new SIT building within Temasek Polytechnic (TP) campus as part of TP’s campus development programme. The new 11,670sqm SIT building features five storeys of teaching facilities, academic offices, two large lecture halls, design studios and a culinary theatre. The building was awarded Green Mark Platinum, thanks to its green design for natural ventilation in vast areas, such as the atrium, corridors, and linkways. With more than 40 percent of the gross floor area being non-air conditioned, the design had helped minimise the cooling load substantially.
Belinda Wong, managing surveyor, commented: "The project was very challenging but rewarding. With so many stakeholders involved in the SIT@TP Building project, feasibility studies were carried out on various design permutations to identify the preferred option that met design aspirations and budget. A number of value management / value engineering sessions were conducted to address budget concerns and ensure best value-for-money design outputs. As a result, the project was delivered within budget and was even hailed as one of the best SIT campus by our client."