Situated near the equator, Singapore has a typically tropical climate with abundant rainfall. It rains an average of 167 days a year, with an annual total rainfall of around 2,500mm. During heavy rainfall, silt can be washed from exposed earth surfaces in construction sites into waterways. Good Earth Control Measures (ECM) implemented in construction sites prevent silty runoff from being washed into waterways, keeping them clean and beautiful.
PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, receives more than 1,500 drawing submissions per year seeking approval for construction works that require Earth Control Measures (ECM) to be implemented. This process requires time as well as an experienced eye to manually review the drawings and ensure that the ECMs are properly designed.