[URA] Website Focus Group for Architects

Dear SIA Members

You are invited to URA’s corporate website focus group. We want to hear about your user experience and what information and resources will be most useful to help you do your work better. 

Date      : 21 Sep, Wednesday
Time      : 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Venue  : HIVE, 1 Fusionopolis View, #08-0 Sandcrawler 1

Your attendance will play an important role in helping URA improve their website to serve you better. You will also receive an $80 shopping voucher for participating.

For questions and to RSVP, please email to Jerry Yip at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . He can be contacted at 6321 8339.

[SMC] Adjudication Conference

To Register: http://www.smcconference.com.sg/

[BCA] Design For Maintainability Seminar

5 September 2016 . JEM Office Tower Level 6 Auditorium

Transforming the built environment sector towards higher productivity requires concerted efforts across the entire building and construction value chain. With greater emphasis on creating sustainable developments and improving building performance, the concept of Maintainability is increasingly relevant in terms of minimising the costs and resources required for a building to function efficiently throughout its lifespan. 

BCA will be organizing a ‘Design for Maintainability’ seminar on 5 September 2016. Through the seminar, industry players would have a better understanding on integrating Maintainability concept in the upstream design processes, there by promoting quality design with consideration of productivity, safety and labour efficiency in downstream building maintenance activities. 

BCA will also launch the “Design for Maintainability Checklist” which provides a set of design recommendations to aid developers and architects in adopting Maintainability best practices as well as the use of appropriate materials and technology to facilitate productive maintenance activities.

For more information, visit http://apex.sia.org.sg/xshare/DfM_Seminar_Sep2016.pdf

Click HERE to register.


[BCA] IGBC 2016

IGBC 2016 - The Premier Green Building Event in Asia

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 Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW) 2016


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Build Green: the Next Decade  

SGBW 2016 will have a good variety of events to engage industry practitioners, especially overseas counterparts, to nurture students on the growing importance of sustainability and to raise awareness on green buildings to end-users and the general public. 

Mr Lawrence Wong

Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development, will grace the
IGBC 2016 event as the Guest-of-Honour and tour the exhibition halls featuring BEX Asia / MCE Asia. 


Due to overwhelming response, 

Special Green Mark Promotion Rates are now 

further extended to 24 June 2016!

Save over 50% for the 3-day conference pass, 
at only $570 (U.P. $1150)!

Special rates are also available for other packages.


Events for Industry Professionals

The anchor event of SGBW, International Green Building Conference (IGBC), jointly hosted by Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) and Reed Exhibitions, seeks to address wide-ranging green building issues that cover policies, market demand, evolution of technologies and latest climate change strategies. IGBC 2016 will see the involvement of the Green Building Councils from Australia, China, India and Italy in the formulation of the conference programme for a holistic coverage of pertinent green building agenda to shape global and regional sustainability movement.

To deepen knowledge in specialist areas, the Technical Workshops will feature experts from leading built environment companies. This year, Camfil Singapore Pte LtdTechnoform Bautec Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and Schneider Electric Singapore Pte Ltd, will be presenting on the trends and available technologies pertaining to Indoor Environment QualityHigh Performance Façade and Smart Buildings at the workshops. 

In addition, we are having two Green Mark Workshops:
  • Green Mark for Residential Buildings GM RB: 2016 which marks the pilot launch of the new Green Mark criteria for New Residential Buildings
  • 10 Essential Strategies to Mastering Green Mark for Non-Residential Buildings GM NRB: 2015 which shares on best practices and essential strategies to excel in the new scheme while staying cost and time-efficient. Attendees for this workshop will receive the Green Mark Refresher Training’s certificate of attendance

This year, we are bringing back Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia 2016 and Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2016 alongside the International Green Building Conference (IGBC).

BEX Asia is Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the green building market to source, network, learn and grow at a single, convenient platform.  

MCE Asia is the leading trade exhibition dedicated to energy efficient solutions in HVAC-R, Plumbing Technology and Sanitary Accessories, and Solar Energy, for the building and construction community.

Do not miss this once-a-year business platform that brings together the best and latest energy-efficient innovations and green building solutions from around the globe, and building and industrial professionals across Southeast Asia to discover business opportunities and forge lasting networks.


The BCA Breakfast Talk for CEOs engages C-suite leaders on sustainability issues at the corporate level. Themed “Transforming Businesses for a Sustainable Future”, the event will centre on how successful green partnerships between building owners and tenants can inculcate behavioural change in end users and forge stronger business resilience


Once again, the BCA Green Mark Tours will provide an experiential learning journey to exemplary Green Mark projects in Singapore. Special Green Mark Tours are also available to offer international delegates exciting and enjoyable guided tours to places of interest in Singapore. 


Universal Studio Singapore

Kranji Marshes 

Held concurrently with the IGBC Welcome Reception on Day 1 evening on 7 Sep, the Exclusive Networking Session hosted by Pearl Sponsor, Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd, will provide excellent networking opportunities for the international delegates, industry members, and policy makers.

Events for Students

Various activities are being lined up to engage students from Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL - including Institutes of Technical Education, Polytechnics, BCA Academy and Universities) and secondary schools.

The inaugural Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC) is the first climate change hackathon co-organised by the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), JTC Corporation (JTC) and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). The challenge seeks to crowd-source solutions to promote climate change mitigation efforts for the built environment. 

This year, we are seeking solutions to drive environmental sustainability for the non-residential building sector (industrial, offices, hotels, retail).

There are two categories:

1. Open category: For members of the public, and those who do not fall under the Student Category

2. Student category: For tertiary students only (i.e. Institutes of Technical Education, Polytechnics, BCA Academy, Junior Colleges and Universities)




• 12 Aug 2016Pre-event Workshop

13 -14 Aug 2016 (Overnight)Hackathon

• 7 Sep 2016Award Ceremony

WHERE: JTC Launchpad 


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The focus of this year’s “Build Green: Student Edition 2016” is “Greening Schools”. Targeting around 110 IHL students, the full-day competition allows participants to find out more about sustainability in the built environment through fun learning and games, and to better understand how sustainability can be incorporated in their schools. Half-day programme will be also be available for secondary school students where they will learn on green buildings, go on guided tour around Marina Bay Sands, and finally vote for the best presentation by the IHL students.


The 6th International Tropical Architecture Design (ITAD) Competition 2016, organised by BCA, SIA and SGBC, focuses on tropical green architecture and sustainable building design. The theme for ITAD Competition 2016 “The Future of Green Tropical Living” encourages students around the world to design buildings that are sustainable and liveable in the tropical climate and promotes integration and community spirit. Find out more »

Events for Building Users/ Occupants

Extending our outreach to business end-users and consumers, Green Living Expo 2016 – a living showroom of the world’s eclectic smart-technology and and eco-innovative merchandises, is targeted at members of the public.

The Expo serves as a platform for eco-conscious consumers and end-users to learn, experience and adopt green products that will help them lead a smart lifestyle while minimising the impact to the environment.

In line with the objectives of BCA’s 3rd Green Building Masterplan to have more in-depth tenants and building occupants engagement, a dedicated end-users track: Greening Inside-Out has been developed as part of IGBC 2016 to offer insights from both the building owner and tenant’s perspectives in achieving a win-win outcome. Smart technologies to showcase how enablers can help to enhance the sustainability standards within the buildings will also be demonstrated.



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