No. S 807
Building Control Act
Building Control
(Temporary Buildings)
Regulations 2018
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 49 of the Building Control Act, the Minister for National Development makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations are the Building Control (Temporary Buildings) Regulations 2018 and come into operation on 1 March 2019.
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“approved plans”, in relation to a temporary building, means the specified plans submitted to the Commissioner of Building Control in respect of which preliminary approval is granted for the temporary building;
“excluded temporary building” has the meaning given by regulation 4;
“owner”, in relation to a temporary building, means the person who —
(a)has the charge, management or control of the temporary building; or
(b)will have the charge, management or control of the temporary building after it is erected;
“permit” means a temporary building permit granted under regulation 11(1);
“preliminary approval” means preliminary approval granted under regulation 8(a) in respect of a permit;
“professional electrical engineer” means a professional engineer who is registered under the Professional Engineers Act (Cap. 253) in the branch of electrical engineering;
“professional engineer” means a person who is registered as a professional engineer under the Professional Engineers Act and has in force a practising certificate issued under that Act;
“Singapore Standard” has the meaning given by section 2 of the Enterprise Singapore Board Act 2018 (Act 10 of 2018);
“specified plans”, in relation to building works for a temporary building, means the key or location plan, building plans, detailed structural plans, design calculations and site formation plans, prepared in accordance with regulations 6 to 10 of the Building Control Regulations 2003 (G.N. No. S 666/2003);
“statistical gross floor area”, in relation to an application for a permit, means the aggregate of the floor area of all the storeys, including basements, in all the temporary buildings in the application.
Maximum period that temporary building is permitted to be used
3.  For the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of “temporary building” in section 2(1) of the Act, a period not exceeding 72 months is prescribed instead of 36 months.
4.  These Regulations do not apply in relation to any of the following (called in these Regulations an excluded temporary building):
(a)a building specified in the First Schedule;
(b)a building mentioned in the First Schedule to the Building Control Regulations 2003.
Made on 10 December 2018.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of National Development,
[MND/Infra/BCA-Bldg Ctrl/Temporary Buildings/Regulations; AG/LLRD/SL/29/2011/11 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 52 of the Building Control Act).