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Certificate in Façade Inspection

Event code: 79092

Certificate in Façade Inspection

The Certificate in Façade Inspection course is designed to equip participants with essential knowledge in façade inspection. On top of legislative framework and requirements on façade inspection, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of various façade systems and materials, their typical defects and inspection methods.

• Legislative Frameworks and Requirements (Pending)
- Statutory Requirements
- Duties of Inspectors
• Common Accessibility Provision and Safety Checklist
• Material Science and Façade Maintainability
- Life Span of Common Façade Materials in Singapore
- Façade Maintenance and Technologies
• Precast, Masonry and Others
- Fundamentals of Infill Systems and its appurtenances (gutter, clothes drying racks, exterior false ceilings, facia boards etc)
- Deterioration, Failure Modes and Typical Defects
- Assessment / Classification
- Case Studies
• Glass Walls and Attachments
- Fundamentals
- Deterioration, Failure Modes and Typical Defects
- Assessment / Classification
- Case Studies
• Claddings and Canopies
- Fundamentals
- Deterioration, Failure Modes and Typical Defects
- Assessment / Classification
- Case Studies
• Submission Requirements and Process (Pending)
- Inspection and Submission Procedure and Requirements
- Report Submission Format
- Repair Works Supervision

MR MATHIEU MEUR is the Director (Technical) of DP Architects. He is a multi-disciplinary engineer by training. Throughout the years, he has developed extensive knowledge of all types of building envelope systems in terms of design, engineering and related codes of practice. Mr Meur also writes for technical publications and is a frequent speaker at conferences. He is also a Senior Member of the Institution of Engineers of Singapore since 2004 and a fellow of the Society of Façade Engineering from United Kingdom since 2010.

PROF MICHAEL CHEW YIT LIN is a full professor in the Building Department, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore. He has been the principal investigator of many research projects and has been successful in attracting external research funding, with total project value exceeding S$4m. He has authored more than 200 publications, and has authored 4 books, some of which are recommended as texts in some overseas and local institutions. His R&D on joint sealant testing and product development, and his work on maintainability of buildings, has resulted in two patents awarded in the US and two in Singapore. He has seen his products licensed and commercialized, with his R&D brought from the laboratory to on-site applications including airports, buildings and civil structures both local and overseas. He is the founder of a NUS spin-off company - Building System and Diagnostics Pte. Ltd. incorporated in April 2003.

MR KABI SUBRAMANIAM is the leader of the Existing Buildings Team in Arup Singapore. He obtained his BE (Civil) and Master (Technology Management) from The University of New South Wales. He has 11 years of experience as a Structural Engineer and is a registered professional engineer with the Institute of Engineers, Australia. Mr Kabi has had a broad experience in the inspection of building facades in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Bangladesh. His particular interest relates to the diagnosis of façade failures and providing practical solutions to addressing the defects. Most recently he was involved in projects such as the Tiong Bahru Plaza, Singapore Post Head Quarters, Capital Tower, UOB PLaza and Keppel Bay Towers among others, which involved assessment of façade, façade upgrading and façade defects inspection.

This course is targeted at industry professionals who wish to obtain technical knowledge on façade inspection. They include:
• Professional Engineers and Registered Architects
• Resident Engineers and Resident Technical Officers

This course involves assessment.
A Certificate of Successful Completion (CSC) will be issued to participants who fulfil the following requirements:
i. Achieve at least 75% class
attendance; and
ii. Score at least 75% for the closed book MCQ test.

3rd Run:  26, 27, 28 Feb & 5 Mar 2018
Duration: 3.5 days
Time: Day 1 to 3 - 9am to 5.30pm
(Lunch and refreshments will be provided)
Last Day - 9am to 1.30pm
(Refreshment will be provided)
Venue: BCA Academy
Fee (incl of GST): S$1,380.00

PEB: Pending
BOA-SIA: Pending
IES-ACES: 12 STU (Structural)

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