SINGAPORE (Oct 1): The tallest concrete building in the world to be built using the so-called “Lego” method is the 40-storey Clement Canopy condominium, located in Clementi. The ­builder was Dragages Singapore, a subsidiary of France’s Bouygues Construction Group. Lian Beng Group, one of the largest homegrown construction firms, aims to beat this record by using the same building method for two blocks of 56-storey apartments on Silat Avenue.

Lian Beng won the $278.5 million contract in August via its 60%-owned subsidiary, United Tec Construction (UTC). The development is a joint venture (JV) between UOL GroupUnited Industrial Corp and Kheng Leong Co.

The “Lego” building method is formally called prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction. As the “Lego” nickname suggests, PPVC involves manufacturing modules and outfitting them in factories, transporting them to the construction site and stacking them like Lego blocks.

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