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This seminar is part of a series of seminars by the Building and Construction Standards Committee to keep the local industry informed of changes and new standards. The Eurocodes have been implemented in Singapore since Apr 2015. It has been a learning journey for the local industry. In 2017, BSI has revised the Eurocodes and Singapore has followed up with the revisions. The revisions in Eurocode 7 Geotechnical Design will be shared with the local industry in this seminar. More importantly, some revisions that depart from BSI need to be made based on local experience.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

11 Sep 2018 to 11 Sep 2018

Most disputes between contracting parties of construction contracts mainly concern two basic issues, namely: (1) Does an order given by the contract administrator constitute ordering the contractor to perform works which are beyond the scope of works initially stated in the contract at the time when it was signed? and (2) Should the Date of Completion initially stated in the contract at the time it was entered into be postponed without penalising the contractor? It is because of different answers are given to these two question by different contracting parties that gives rise to these disputes. The real cause is the lack of true and thorough understanding or complete misunderstanding of the terms and conditions of the contract the contracting parties have entered into. Resulting from the aforesaid, considerable time and money have been unnecessarily spent in resolve these disputes; and in the course of doing so, lawyers have been enriched. This short course is organized with the view to help participants to establish such understanding

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

4 Oct 2018 to 4 Oct 2018

The new 43km Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) is part of Singapore Land Transport Authority's (LTA) vision to double the length of the island's railways system by 2030. The project will be opened in five phases from 2019 to 2024. The TEL will be completely underground, comprising of 31 stations connecting Gardens by the Bay in central Singapore with Woodlands in the north and Bedok in the east. The TEL will interchange with five existing metro lines at seven stations strategically located to help alleviate crowding. One of the key challenges with the project is that the Marina Bay area, through which the line will pass, is already densely populated with two pre-existing railway lines, the North-South Line and Circle Line, already in place.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

5 Oct 2018 to 5 Oct 2018

The 30-km long Thomson Line will enhance rail connectivity in the north-south corridors to the Central Business District (CBD) and developments in the Marina Bay area. Fully underground, Thomson Line comprises 22 stations, including six interchange stations: Woodlands, Caldecott, Stevens, Orchard, Outram Park and Marina Bay. These interchange stations will link to the North-South-East-West Line (NSEWL), Downtown Line (DTL), North-East Line (NEL) and Circle Line (CCL), providing greater accessibility and significantly improve travel time for commuters.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

10 Oct 2018 to 10 Oct 2018

Singapore and the South East Asia are developing infrastructure in a big way. There are many underground and tunnelling projects on going in this region. In Singapore, there are underground rail and road projects, underground commercial projects as well as underground services such as cable, water and sewer projects on going. Some of the major underground and tunnelling projects are such as MRT projects Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), LTA North-South Expressway (NSE), PUB Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Projects. There are many risk factors in the underground and tunnelling projects in various aspects of design and construction. It is important to constantly remind ourselves the existence of many risk factors and what are the good practice to avoid and eliminate such risks. It is also important to constantly be reminded of the lesson learnt from past incidents and case histories, as well as all some good experience to learn from.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

12 Oct 2018 to 12 Oct 2018

Glass has come to be a ubiquitous material, present in virtually all areas of buildings. As a construction material, glass is unique in many aspects, including its brittle nature, extreme longevity when handled correctly, and its unicity as a transparent material. This exceptional visit to a glass processing plant offers the opportunity for a small group of interested engineers to learn more about this unique material, its production method, its many different varieties, its uncommon structural behaviour, as well as specific production techniques.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

1 Nov 2018 to 1 Nov 2018

Singapore has designated 2018 as the Year of Climate Action. In recognition of this important initiative, the seminar will address the challenges and technological solutions related to the sustainable functioning of cooling towers in buildings. These technologies seek to minimise the use of water, energy, and chemicals (and by extension, toxicity levels), while still eliminating microbial contamination in order to ensure high indoor air quality.

A strategic decision normally entails trade-off in multiple factors, e.g. human resource, equipment, cost, and risk. In a rapidly changing environment, decisions have to be made with incomplete and imperfect information. Knowledge extracted from data, either small or big, using artificial intelligence and related methodologies provides useful insights such that informed decisions could be made in complex and dynamic environments.In this talk, the speaker will share his experience in designing and developing computational intelligence models, primarily neural, fuzzy, and evolutionary algorithms for data analytics anddecision support. He will also elucidate the capability of using intelligent learning models for extracting useful information and knowledge from small to big data to support human decisionmaking processes. Real-world case studies in healthcare and manufacturing domains will be demonstrated.

IntroductionThe foundation of our healthcare system is primary healthcare services which will continue to increase as we face an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases in tandem with an ageing population, changing lifestyles and longer life expectancies. As such, polyclinics which are defined as one-stop healthcare centres, independent of a hospital, will provide subsided primary care which includes primary medical treatment and examination, preventive healthcare and health education for patients of different age groups.By 2030, one in four Singaporeans is aged 65 or above. The Government will continue to build capacity, including that of nursing homes beds to be sited within senior-friendly neighbourhoods and to locate aged care residential and support facilities within the community to support new care models that will enable the seniors to receive better care, closer to their homes and familiar surroundings.The new Technical Reference (TR 65) for Facility Design for Polyclinics and (TR 66) for Facility Design for Nursing Homes are part of MOH Holdings standardisation plans for healthcare infrastructure.These two Technical References specify the general guidelines for the planning and design of polyclinics and nursing homes in Singapore. They provide guidance on the specific technical requirements of related facilities sited within a polyclinic and nursing home to consultants and personnel who may be involved in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of polyclinics and nursing homes.Who Should Attend Architects Engineers Facilities managers Healthcare operators Medical / healthcare personnel Project consultants and contractors Relevant government agenciesWhat You Will Learn Overview of the new TR 65 for Facility Design for Polyclinics and TR 66 for Facility Design for Nursing Homes Planning, functional and design considerations Insights from industry experts involved in the planning and design of polyclinics and nursing homes

The objectives of the technical talk is to provide the knowledge and awareness on the fundamentals and first principles associated with functional safety and hazardous area classification.Two distinguished industry experts will deliver the talk through the interactive sessions. Process engineers, process designers, process safety engineers, electrical engineers and instrumentation engineers would benefit by attending this talk.

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