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Building and Construction Authority

17 Aug 2016 to 17 Aug 2016

The construction of the first large scale building in Singapore which adopted Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam), the NTU Sports Hall, will complete soon. The Sports Hall uses CLT for the finishes and flooring and Glulam for the beams, columns and the long span roof structure. The unique 72 m-long span roof structure provides eight times better thermal insulation than concrete, reducing the building energy consumption by about 40%. While reaping the benefits of improved productivity and sustainability, the project team has also overcame many challenges along the way. The experience which they have gone through would provide good learning points for the industry. In this workshop, representatives from the Project Developer, C&S Engineer, Subcontractor and Timber Suppliers will share their project experience and learning points throughout the design, manufacturing, transportation and construction stages. A time-lapse video illustrating the construction of the 72 m-long span timber roof structure will be shown. Short site visit will also be arranged for the participants to feel and experience for themselves this remarkable project.

Building and Construction Authority

25 Aug 2016 to 25 Aug 2016

The mandatory provision of civil defence (CD) shelters for all new residential developments started in 1998. Owners have the option of providing household shelter within the dwelling unit or storey shelter on each floor. The staircase shelter concept was later introduced to allow for alternative design for architects and designers with more design options in building development with respect to space planning, building configurations and apartment unit design layout.This workshop will provide participants with insights of good CD shelter design and construction practices in compliance with technical requirements. Salient changes and revisions made to the storey shelter technical requirements will also be covered in the workshop.

Singapore Green Building Council

29 Aug 2016 to 5 Sep 2016

As the largest Pavilion at BEX Asia 2016, SGBC will feature exhibiting members at the forefront of the green building movement, showcasing SGBP-certified products and technologies that can help building projects get a higher Green Mark rating. Sited at the front entrance at H10, the Pavilion weaves a holistic story of building sustainability through its exhibiting companies. The tour will start with an introduction at the BCA Pavilion, guided by BCA staff on the BCA Green Mark Version 2015, followed by a walkthrough of the exhibitors at SGBC Pavilion.Day 1 (7 Sep) - Afternoon 4pm (F&B sponsored by Aeris Cleantech Asia / KM Marketing)Day 2 (8 Sep) - Morning 10am Day 2 (8 Sep) - Afternoon 4pm (F&B Sponsored by AGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd)Day 3 (9 Sep) - Morning 10am

Smoke control systems are necessary in most buildings to provide the occupants safe evacuation passages in an unlikely but possible fire situation, and to clear the smoke after the fire incident. An effective smoke control system is one which is well-integrated with other fire protection features such as detection systems, compartmentation and evacuation, forming the integral parts of a comprehensive smoke management strategy. This 2-day workshop, jointly offered by BCA Academy and Protective Technology Research Centre (PTRC) of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), aims to reinforce the concept of smoke management as part of comprehensive fire strategy development and the design strategy of smoke ventilation system. This knowledge will be useful for Fire Safety Engineers, Design Engineer and Architects.

Building and Construction Authority

31 Aug 2016 to 31 Aug 2016

In a densely built-up area like Singapore, special attention should be paid to ensure construction works are designed and carried out safely. It is important for the stakeholders of the industry to comply with regulations and follow good practices while performing construction works.

Building and Construction Authority

2 Sep 2016 to 2 Sep 2016

The Smart Builders Leadership Series is a learning platform for equipment suppliers and firms to come together to share the latest products, systems and technologies.

The following topics will be shared:
Topic 1: BCA Productivity Initiatives: Construction Productivity and Capability Fund (CPCF) and Singapore Construction Productivity Week (SCPW) 2016
-Building and Construction Authority

Topic 2: Building Precast Frames Faster, Easier and More Reliably
-By Mr Topi Laiho, Country Manager, Peikko Singapore Pte Ltd

Topic 3: Productivity Through Smart Connections
-By Mr Gary Connah, Regional Technical & Development Manager, Halfen-Moment Pte Ltd

Topic 4: Innovations for Tower Cranes in Optimising Construction Operations
-By Ms Narimi Noda, Sales Executive, Overseas Sales Department, IHI Transport Machinery Co. Ltd

Topic 5: Step up Productivity with Next-Generation Vertical Access Equipment

-By Mr Romain Lombard, Chief Executive Officer, XL Industries

Topic 6: Multione Compact Miniloaders

-By Ms Gaesarin Laosirirat, Sales Executive, Ultimus Co. Ltd

Date: 02 September 2016, Friday
Time: 2 - 5pm (Registration starts at 1.45pm)
Venue: T1-1, BCA Academy, 200 Braddell Road
Fee: Free of charge (Light refreshments will be provided)

Please go to https://www.bca.gov.sg/sbls for registration.

Building and Construction Authority

7 Sep 2016 to 9 Sep 2016

The International Green Building Conference - an anchor event of the Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW), will bring together thought leaders, government officials, policymakers and a notable spectrum of stakeholders industry, students and end-users end-users from over 50 countries. They will discuss and share their vision of a more sustainable built environment, through topics structured around this years theme Build Green: The Next Decade. Organised by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore, the 3-day conference is the premier platform for learning and sharing innovative green solutions and forging new partnerships.
Register by 10 Jun 2016 to enjoy our best rate - Special Green Mark Promotion Rates at up to 50% discount from usual rate! Visit our website at http://www.sgbw.com.sg/en and Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/igbcsg for more information.
Full 3-day pass including Green Mark Tour - S$670 (Usual: S$1,300)
Full 3-day pass excluding tour - S$570 (Usual S$1,150)
PDU, CPD points and CET hours will be accredited to full 3-days IGBC participants.

REGISTRATION BY 26 AUG 2016!SYNOPSIS: To prepare local structural engineering practitioners for the adoption of the Eurocodes in the design of reinforced concrete building structures, this 2-day workshop will approach the design of concrete building structures using Eurocodes in a comparison with BS 8110, which has been a familiar code of practice in Singapore. The workshop will contain lectures as well as hands-on tutorial sessions to provide participants with practical design experience.CPD: 14 PDUs qualified by PE Board; 12 STUs (for RE & RTO)

Building and Construction Authority

19 Sep 2016 to 23 Jun 2016

This Executive Development Programme will address the importance of striking a balance between the sustainability of our physical environment as well as the conservation of our cultural and built heritage. It will provide a balanced understanding of the green agenda that goes beyond the triple bottom line to also address the cultural, spatial and technological issues that beset our built environment. In particular, this course will: demonstrate how the principles of sustainability can be applied in the conservation, restoration and adaptation of historic structures, focus on integrating the conservation of the built heritage into urban and regional planning as a means of enhancing heritage tourism, explore ways in which tested building and conservation techniques still meet emerging standards for sustainability and energy conservation and provide an insight into how indigenous building materials and passive design techniques help in retaining local cultural identity. The 5-day programme comprises lectures, walking tours and a workshop to provide participants with a deep understanding on sustainability issues such as reducing carbon footprint in both micro and macro scales, as well as issues on heritage conservation and restoration. In addition, the lateral lectures in the evenings will provide inspiring insights into the parallel between some other industries, such as haircutting, with the built environment sector.

Abstract: The concept of structural safety, and in particular how structures are designed under extreme loading conditions, has come under increased focus since the collapse of WTC buildings following 9-11 disaster. Since fires played a crucial role in the collapse of WTC buildings, building performance under fire conditions has attracted significant attention in recent years. Further, there is an increased expectation from society-at-large on better performance of buildings under fire conditions. Thus structural engineers are expected to be familiar with the design principles governing fire safety in buildings. This course will provide the essential background for fire design of steel, and composite structures. Both behavior and design aspects related to structural fire design of steel, and composite structures will be covered in this course. The course will introduce design provisions specified in Euro codes for fire design of steel, concrete, and composite structures. For engineers who are not familiar with the Euro-terminology, the course instructors will go through the relevant terms for ambient and high temperature design. Also, examples and case studies will be presented to illustrate the applicability of fire design provisions in practical scenarios. Both Professors have been working in the field of structural fire engineering since 1990s and have extensive experience in the analysis, design and testing of steel, concrete and composite structures under fire conditions.

Course Schedule 19-20 Sept 2016
Short Course Flyer 19-20 Sept 2016