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Building and Construction Authority

11 Dec 2017 to 11 Dec 2017

Workplace Safety and Health (Risk Management) Regulations require stakeholders such as employers, self-employed persons and principals to have the responsibility of identifying safety and health hazards at the workplace and taking appropriate actions to eliminate the hazards or mitigate the risks associated with the hazards. Risk assessment and management is the key to reduce the risks at source.Participant who attends this course will have an in-depth understanding and knowledge on the concepts and methodologies of risk assessment and management. This course will also provide hands-on experience in the risk assessment for construction activities and development of risk management implementation plan.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

11 Dec 2017 to 11 Dec 2017

Hybrid construction mixes precast and in-situ. The first hybrid buildings started to appear in the 1960s. Now the biggest use of precast concrete is in hybrid buildings. Precast concrete is rarely covered at undergraduate level. This course aims to remedy that. The design code used is The Design code used is the SS EN 1992 series of Concrete Structures. Often, the full precast solution, namely precast beams, slabs, columns and walls, may be felt to be inappropriate for a particular building project. Luckily, it is not necessary to use precast frames in conjunction with individual precast elements; the benefits of precast (speed, quality and prestressing) and in-situ (cheap and robust) can be availed-of by combining the two. The combination of precast and in-situ concrete is termed hybrid to distinguish it from composite which usually implies steel plus in-situ concrete.. It usually involves either precast vertical structure and in-situ horizontal structure, or in-situ vertical and precast horizontal.

Building and Construction Authority

13 Dec 2017 to 13 Dec 2017

bizSAFE is a programme which is administered by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) tailored to assist the companies to build up their workplace safety and health capabilities. The programme provides a 5-level approach to help companies build up their capabilities progressively. Companies participating in this programme will gain recognition and benefit from having a comprehensive WSH system in place. To start the bizSAFE journey, an enterprises top management has to sign up for this bizSAFE Level 1.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

18 Dec 2017 to 18 Dec 2017

Ever since the Workplace Safety and Health Act wasenacted in Singapore in 2006, the safety scene in Singaporehas been revolutionized.Starting with the introduction of mandatory riskmanagement for the three hazardous industries namely,construction, manufacturing, and shipyards, therequirement was extended to six other sectors includingmedical facilities and eating places in 2008, and inSeptember 2011 it covered all workplaces in Singapore.The Code of Practice for Risk Management was introducedin 2011, and revised in 2012. A further revision is under wayand will be released shortly.While many industries have caught on to the new approachto reducing accidents and improving safety at the workplacethrough risk management, confusion persists in certainquarters on the scope of risk management, and themethodology for proper risk assessment and control. Toguide the practitioners and broaden the coverage of the Actto all sectors, the course aims to review the procedures andrecent changes to the Code of Practice.Apart from reviewing and emphasizing the previous guidelines mainly focusing on small and medium enterprises,the new Code expands the application to large enterprises, and suggests the numerical 5 by 5 risk matrix as a viableoption, the most recent changes pertaining to the impact and assessment of human factors.The course will cover relevant portions of SS 506: Part 2: 2009, Singapore Standard on Occupational Safetyand Health Management, pertaining to hazard identification, risk assessment and determining controls.Lecturer will bring into the course his extensive experience with risk management theory and practice.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

20 Dec 2017 to 20 Dec 2017

Formwork structures have always been a highly hazardous item inthe construction industry. Continuing failures of formworks inSingapore have raised considerable alarm in the industry, thegovernment and the public.To address these concerns, and to update an outdated Code ofPractice for formwork, a Workgroup was formed in 2012 to developa new Code of Practice, SS580.This one-day course on formwork design and safety to revisedstandards and EuroCode aims to accomplish the following: Provide background material to and useful information onimproved standards in this area for this critical topic inworkplace safety; Present the basics of safe design of formwork structures andessential design requirements of SS580; Describe significant parts of the new Code of Practice forFormwork SS580:2012 to facilitate its use by designers andconstructors; Review a number of failure of formworks in Singapore andabroad to convey an understanding of causes; Discuss techniques to identify and evaluate the hazards, andmanage the risks; and, Offer practical guidelines for good practice in formworkdesign, erection, use, dismantling, inspection, andsupervision.The focus will be on basic concepts and procedures currently in usefor formwork in the construction industry.Objectives will include identification of principal contributory factors to formwork failures and their underlying rootcauses, and discussing how the new Code can eliminate or alleviate the problems.

Building and Construction Authority

8 Jan 2018 to 5 Oct 2018

Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is an integrated approach thatcombines Building Information Modelling (BIM) and advanced management methods to improve productivity. The programme will provide insights into VDC methodologies such asIntegrated Concurrent Engineering, and Process and Production Management, where participants will be able to apply these VDC methodologies to streamline project workflow and improve business performances . VDC will benefit both consultants and contractors to achieve productivity gains in upstream and downstream of both design and construction phases.

Building and Construction Authority

9 Jan 2018 to 8 Jun 2018

This programme covers the latest trends and emerging game-changing technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), Virtual Design & Construction (VDC), Pre-fabricated Bathroom Unit (PBU), Pre-fabricated and Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC), and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT).It aims to hone the skills and enhance the knowledge of built environment professionals using more focused intensive learning methods so as to accelerate the development of a higher professional competency in construction productivity.Effective from 1 Jan 2016, all A1 to B1 contractors are required to have at least one full-time employed Registrable Professional/Professional/Technical personnel (RP/P/T) to have either completed or registered to attend this course in their next BCA Contractors Registration System (CRS) renewal;The effective date for L6 contractors for CR and ME workheads (except CR14, ME07 and ME13) will be their next CRS renewal after 1 Jan 2017.

Building and Construction Authority

9 Jan 2018 to 8 Jan 2019

Land-scarce Singapore has historically looked to build both upward with taller buildings and outward by reclaiming land from sea. However, another area that Singapore could do more with, is its underground space. The underground space holds possibilities for creating additional subterranean transport hubs, pedestrian links, cycling lanes, utility plants, storage and research facilities, industrial uses, shopping areas and other public spaces. Developing competency in the area of underground construction is critical to realizing such subterranean construction projects. The Specialist Diploma in Underground Construction aims to equip contractors and consultants at the supervisory level with the knowledge in geotechnical design concepts, considerations and construction techniques so as to support increasingly complex and challenging underground construction projects.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

9 Jan 2018 to 9 Jan 2018

IES Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technical Committee (EECETC) and Singapore Polytechnic proudly present: "Building an IoT Project". [In Singapore, Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies are set to play a key role in the city-state's digitalization push and Smart Nation plan. IoT refers to a network of Internet-connected physical objects, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with sensors, electronics, and software. These objects are able to collect data without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Examples of objects that can fall into the scope of IoT include connected security systems, thermostats, cars, electronic appliances, vending machines and more. Businesses and individuals can leverage IoT applications to automate tasks, such as notify authorities when a fire extinguisher in a building is blocked, or automatically adjust a room's AC.]

CPD/ PDU: 3 (three) PDUs PEB PEs and IES CEngs (Approved/ Confirmed for all engineering branches/ disciplines and/ or engineering branches/ disciplines listed in http://charteredengineers.sg/branches/). (Accreditation of CPD PDU for IES Chartered Engineer (C.Eng)/ Attendee will be duly accredited/ awarded correspondingly/ similarly to those approved/ confirmed by PEB.)

Building and Construction Authority

11 Jan 2018 to 11 Jan 2018

The global cyclical recovery continues. Economies of China, USA and Eurozone are showing signs of recovery. Nearer to home, ASEAN economies such as Indonesia and Malaysia are projected to remain resilient, riding on healthy domestic demand and sustained improvement in exports. While the global economic recovery is expected to continue, global political risks remain from uncertainties over policies of the US administration and on-going Brexit negotiations.Against this backdrop, how will the built environment in Singapore perform in 2018? What are the opportunities, challenges and prospects for the Singapore built environment? How should companies prepare themselves during such unpredictable times? What should built environment firms look out for locally and beyond Singapore? Once again, the seminar brings together prominent economist, policy makers and industry experts to address these burning questions.

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