A concrete sunbreaker at a HDB block in Tampines partly broke down in September.
The last examination report by the expert engineer (PE) pertaining to the displaced concrete sunbreaker at Block 201E Tampines St 23 disclosed that it had no support bars, reported Network NewsAsia.
In a statement launched on Sunday (4 December), the Structure and Building and construction Authority (BCA) noted that the PE wrapped up that the sunbreaker removed because of the method it was built, and not due to its architectural layout. We can examine it at http://www.operationsold.org/
The Real estate and Development Board (HDB) also shared that while the side of the sunbreaker that displaced in September had no support bars, "all the other 73 sunbreakers at Blocks 201A, 201B, 201D and 201E are appropriately sustained on columns as well as are secure".
"This follows the results of the ultrasound checks on the sunbreakers carried out previously," it said in a separate declaration.
The HDB stated that Hock Guan Band Construction, the structure contractor, had actually discontinued operations in 1993.
"There is just one various other existing HDB project by this service provider. All the 3 blocks in this job do not have sunbreakers. Nonetheless, HDB has actually inspected these blocks and identified that they are structurally safe," it claimed.