World's tallest modular building completed

In what is a triumph for modular building, construction company, Bouygues Batiment International and construction laboratory Dragages Singapore, have celebrated the completion of the tallest building ever made from modular construction.

The Clement Canopy, in Singapore, and sits at 40 storeys tall. It is a housing project in the heart of the residential and student district and consists of two towers made from modular concrete.


The construction industry is at a turning point as a result of industrialisation and digitalisation. Bouygues Batiment International is revolutionising the industry holistically through modular construction, to combat the world’s increasing population and industrial growth.

The building is made up of 1899 modules and contains 505 luxury residences. The majority of the project was manufactured off-site and then the modules were assembled on-site. This challenging task combined technical, aesthetic and digital expertise to execute. The manufacturing of the scheme was divided into two steps: the module structures were precast in Malaysia, while in Singapore technical and architectural works were carried out including electricity, plumbing, tiling, painting and waterproofing. The modules were then transported to the site and stacked according to a sequencing program.

There are many potential gains of modular construction regardless of the challenges involved. By industrializing 50 per cent of the project off-site any days lost to unforeseen poor weather conditions is avoided. Each module can also be manufactured under stringent quality control, treatments and defects can be managed prior to handover and delivery. The team estimates that by using this method, on-site waste could be reduced by 70 per cent.

For more information please visit Dragages Singapore

Images courtesy of Dragages Singapore

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