Architectural Practice Course 2016 (APC 2016)

Architectural Practice Course 2016 (APC 2016)


The Architectural Practice Course (APC) aims to prepare and equip candidates for the Professional Practice Examination (PPE). It is a mandatory training programme for candidates enrolling for the Board of Architect’s PPE. The curriculum is specifically planned and designed to integrate theoretical principles with practice knowledge. The syllabus is based on a cross between the current PPE syllabus and the tutors’ real life experience and knowledge.

The course comprises twenty-nine evening classes and is run on weekly basis with a total duration of 72.5 hours. The candidates are required to attend all the sessions as each session is designed to prepare and equip them for the PPE.
While APC is customised mainly for PPE candidates, it is also useful and suitable for architects who wish to update and refresh themselves on the latest development in professional knowledge.
The Institute is WDA’s Approved Training Organization (ATO) since Year 2011 under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification System (WSQ) to deliver stipulated training and/or assessment services as well as funding for WDA participants. WSQ-SIA APC is one of the courses which are accredited by WSQ and the Institute has successfully conducted 6 cohorts since 2010.


If you are interested to participate for this course, kindly complete the registration form and

return together with your payment to "Singapore Institute of Architects ".


Registration by email or fax and you will be confirmed upon receipt of payment only.


Course : Architectural Practice Course 2016 (APC 2016)

Period  : 1 June – 25 October 2016

Time     : 7.00PM - 9.30PM per session

Venue  : Singapore Institute of Architects, SIA Theatrette - Level 3

              (79 Neil Road, Singapore 088904)



** Priority will be given to continuation of APC 2015 applicants & candidates taking PPE 2016. Seats are limited on a first-come-first-serve basis.


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[URA Speakers Series] Perry Lethlean: Activating Waterfront & Authenticity

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URA: Heritage and Sustainable Urbanism: Case Studies from France, Singapore and the Region

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[SIArb] Events

The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators is pleased to invite you to its upcoming events:


NEW! A Dialogue on Current Arbitration Issues with Michael Hwang and Lawrence Boo (17 February 2017 5.00pm – 7.15pm, Orchid Ballroom, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-85, The Central (Clarke Quay))


About this Seminar:
Join us for an insightful “Tylney Hall-styled” session with two of Singapore’s arbitration heavyweights who will shortlist their favourite arbitration issues for discussion with each other and the audience. 

Possible issues to be raised may include:
  1. CJ Menon’s recent speech proposing a system for disciplining errant Counsel by referring such issues to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  2. Dos and Don’ts in Document Production
  3. Are time and cost overblown issues?
  4. How settlement of arbitration disputes should be documented


About the Speakers:

Dr Michael Hwang S.C. currently serves as non-resident Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. He has two law degrees from Oxford University, where he was a College Scholar. His primary practice is in international dispute resolution as arbitrator and mediator.
He is based in Singapore but has door tenancies in London and Sydney. He has served in various capacities, including Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore; Singapore’s Ambassador to Switzerland and Argentina; President of the Law Society of Singapore; Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore; Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission (“UNCC”); Vice-Chairman of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Vice-President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (“ICCA”); and Court Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”)

Prof Lawrence Boo is the author of “Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore Volume 1(2) - Arbitration” (LexisNexis 2011 Re-issue), the chapter on Singapore in the book “International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration” (Kluwer 1996, 2002 and 2011 Supplements) and the regular contributor to the “Annual Review of Singapore” chapter on “Arbitration” since 2001.
His papers have also been published in various international journals including the Journal of International Arbitration, Asian International Arbitration Journal, Asia Business Law Review, Chinese Yearbook of Private International and Comparative Law (Peking University Press), Dispute Resolution Journal (London) and the Asian Business Lawyer (Korea University).
He is on the editorial board of the Oxford International Arbitration Series, (Oxford University Press) and a General Editor of the Asian International Arbitration Journal. The “UNCITRAL Digest on the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 2012” is his latest published work which he completed (with Prof Frederic Bachand and Dr Stefan Kroll) in July 2012. Consistently ranked as one of Asia’s most “in demand” “leading individuals” in international arbitration from 2008 to 2013, Prof Boo has sat as arbitrator in more than 200 cases in many jurisdictions and written numerous awards. He has recently been designated by Singapore to serve on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators.  


Public CPD Points : 1.5 (TBC)
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training Level: General



IES: ABC WATER PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP - ABC Waters Project at Potong Pasir A Case Study

March 22, 2016 (Tuesday), 1.30 - 6pm at PUB WaterHub Auditorium (80 Toh Guan Road East, Singapore 608575)

Two-thirds of Singapore functions as local catchment areas. Under the Active, Beautiful, Clean
Waters (ABC Waters) Programme, PUB has embarked on a journey to harness the full potential of
our waters by integrating them with our environment. Over the past 10 years, other public agencies
and private developers have also embraced the ABC Waters Design concept that leads to
improvement in water quality, enhanced biodiversity and new recreational space for people to get
closer to water.

To build up the expertise of industry professionals in ABC Waters design features, the ABC Waters
Professional Programme was launched in September 2011. Comprising four core modules and four
elective modules, the programme covers the concepts, design, implementation and maintenance of
ABC Waters design features.

Participants who complete all four core modules plus any two elective modules and meet the
registration criteria of IES/SIA/SILA, would be eligible to be registered as an ABC Waters
Professional. Details on the registration criteria can be found at the websites of IES, SIA and SILA.
Participants who complete any single module would receive certificate of attendance for the module

ABC Waters Professionals Workshop is a series of workshops aim to serve as a platform to
propagate and advance the knowledge and experience in ABC Waters design and sustainable
stormwater management through sharing of ABC Waters projects, case studies and pilot projects,
R&D projects, exemplary private and public projects etc. The workshops also aim to inspire
professionals to adopt ABC Waters design concepts in the architectural, drainage and landscape
design of their projects, thus contributing to catchment-wide implementation of such concept in

To register, please click HERE.