Building and Construction Authority


Building and Construction Authority

The Building and Construction Authority (Abbreviation: BCA), is a statutory board under the Ministry of National Development of Singapore. It 'champions the development of an excellent built environment for Singapore', in which the built environment refers to buildings, structures and infrastructure in our surroundings that provide the setting for the community’s activities. [citeweb | title = BCA - About BCA | publisher = Building and Construction Authority | url = http://www.bca.gov.sg/AboutUs/about_bca.html | accessdate = 2008-01-16 ]

Mission

The BCA's mission is 'we shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment'.

Vision

'Safety', 'Quality', 'Sustainability' and 'User-Friendliness' are four key areas where BCA has a deep influence on the built environment. Hence, its vision is to have "the best built environment for Singapore, our distinctive global city". [citeweb | title = BCA - About BCA | publisher = Building and Construction Authority | url = http://www.bca.gov.sg/AboutUs/about_bca.html | accessdate = 2008-01-16 ]

The BCA also has another set of values, 'I CARE.' It stands for: [citeweb | title = BCA - Shared Values | publisher = Building and Construction Authority | url = http://www.bca.gov.sg/AboutUs/vision_values.html | accessdate = 2008-01-16 ]
* Innovative Spirit
* Cohesiveness
* Advancement
* Responsibility
* Excellence

Strategic Thrusts

In line with its mission and vision, the BCA's strategic thrusts are: [citeweb | title = BCA - About BCA | publisher = Building and Construction Authority | url = http://www.bca.gov.sg/AboutUs/about_bca.html | accessdate = 2008-01-16 ]
* We aim to be a caring and progressive organisation that values its people, the innovative spirit, integrity, and service excellence.
* We ensure high safety standards and promote quality excellence in the built environment.
* We champion barrier-free accessibility and sustainability of the built environment.
* We lead and transform the building and construction industry by:
* Enhancing skills and professionalism
* Improving design and construction capabilities
* Developing niche expertise
* Promoting export of construction related services.
* We forge effective partnerships with the stakeholders and the community to achieve our vision.

Departments/Divisions

The BCA has seven divisions, namely the Building Engineering Division, Building Plan and Management Division, Special Functions Division, Business Development Division, Manpower Development Division, Technology Development Division and the Corporate Development Division. [citeweb | title = BCA - BCA's Functions | publisher = Building and Construction Authority | url = http://www.bca.gov.sg/AboutUs/our_functions.html | accessdate = 2008-01-16 ]

ee also

* Ministry of Trade and Industry
* Government of Singapore
* Economy of Singapore

References

External links

* [http://www.bca.gov.sg/ Building and Construction Authority] - official website


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