The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore champions the development of an excellent built environment for Singapore. At BCA, our mission is to shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment, as these are four key elements where BCA has a significant influence. In doing so, we aim to differentiate Singapore’s built environment from those of other cities and contribute to a better quality of life for everyone in Singapore. Hence, our vision is to have “the best built environment for Singapore, our distinctive global city”. BCA works closely with its education hub, the BCA Academy of the Built Environment, and industry partners to develop skills and expertise that help shape the best built environment for Singapore.
Speaker : Benjamin Henry Towell, Senior Development Officer
Benjamin Henry Towell is a Senior Development Officer within the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore. Benjamin qualified as a Town (Urban) Planner from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK with distinction. He has studied architecture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, The Leeds School of Architecture and the National University of Singapore. Benjamin gained a wide range of professional experiences through his roles within urban conservation and regeneration projects in the North East of England, affordable timber frame pre-manufacturing solutions and community planning projects in the UK. In Singapore Benjamin is an officer within the Green Mark Department of the BCA, where he assesses Buildings and Districts for their environmental performance. He has written the latest Green Mark for Districts criteria. His role within the BCA extends to giving lectures to international policy makers, working within joint agency sustainability and planning studies and is the editor of the Sustainable Architecture Magazine. Furthermore Benjamin sits on the Singapore Institute of Architects Sustainability committee.