The history of our group dates back to 1959 when Tiong Seng Contractors was established. Since then, we have grown as a company to get to where we are today. Find out more about our journey and the milestones we have accomplished:
Tiong Seng was founded in 1959 from a partnership between Mr Pek Ah Tuan from Peck Tiong Choon, and Mr Lee Tuan Chay from Song Hup Seng. Prior to the establishment, both Pek Ah Tuan and Lee Tuan Chay already had established close business ties with one another.
In the early years, Tiong Seng was involved in earthworks and excavation work. Projects undertaken by the organisation in its early days included those from the public sector, which were instrumental in developing modern Singapore today.
In the 1970s, the organisation expanded into civil engineering. Tiong Seng contributed to Singapore’s infrastructural development, building roads and bridges, and laying sewage pipes. The organisation was involved in the building of Singapore’s first highways and expressways. In the 1980s, Tiong Seng grew to take on larger projects It built Gate 2, the largest and most advanced of the four new gates commissioned by the then Port of Singapore Authority, for its Tanjong Pagar Terminal. It was also in the 1980s that the organisation undertook government building projects such as schools and HDB flats, morphing from a sub-contractor into a provider of design and turnkey construction.
In 1997, the organisation ventured into building private condominiums with its first project Guilin View, a condominium in Bukit Batok by City Developments Limited. Since this very first private condominium project, Tiong Seng has been involved in an extensive list of residential and commercial projects, which have helped shape Singapore’s distinctive skyline.
Through collaborations with our partners, Tiong Seng has developed strong capabilities to build numerous iconic landmarks in Singapore over the years. Some of these landmarks include hotels & resorts like the Resorts World Sentosa Integrated Resort, Capella Hotel in Sentosa, St. Regis Hotel, and Parkroyal on Pickering. Other landmarks in the commercial, institutional and industrial space include One Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Home Team Academy, SIM Extension, NTUC Fairprice Hub, JTC Space@Tuas, and many others.
Tiong Seng started adopting the extensive use of precast in its projects since 2002. Since the adoption of precast, the organisation has reaped extensive benefits of precast technology in improving productivity, safety and quality. This led to Tiong Seng opening Singapore’s first integrated and automated prefabrication plan, the Tiong Seng Prefab Hub in 2012. The Tiong Seng Prefab Hub brings together precast production capabilities, formwork assembly and maintenance, training and research into a single location that drastically improved construction productivity.
As an exemplar of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA), Tiong Seng innovatively developed patented Lithe™ Prefabricated Bathroom Units (PBU) and Lithe™ Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC), to advance our capabilities in prefabrication even further. With DfMA, these PBU and PPVC units are done off-site, integrating multiple building trades such as mechanical, electrical and plumbing works, thus ensuring high quality and consistent delivery.
In 2019, Tiong Seng became the first builder in Singapore to emerge as the top winner of the Building & Construction Authority (BCA)'s pinnacle Built Environment Leadership (Platinum Star) Award. This award was given to Tiong Seng in recognition of our sustained leadership, excellence and innovation in Singapore's built environment industry.
"It is a great honour for us to receive the Platinum Star award, we will continue to forge strong partnerships to put in place the infrastructure and resources necessary to enhance capabilities, increase productivity and engage in innovation, so we can jointly develop our construction industry into an advanced and integrated sector" - Mr Pek Lian Guan, CEO.