Date: 11 October 2019, Author: KC Vijayan, Source: ST

Brief: The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) found 16 units at a condominium development, Gardenvista to be in possible breach of fire safety rules. Awnings installation requires a Qualified Person (QP) to prepare plans and propose suitable materials which have to be non-combustible and have a a certificate of conformity. Nine owners have collectively engaged a professional engineer to finalise the plans for submission to SCDF, whereas the other seven have opted to remove their awnings.