IEC Young Professionals Workshop 2016

Nomination for 7th IEC Young Professionals Workshop, 10 to 12 October 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany

SPRING Singapore wish to invite you to nominate Young Professional(s) / register your interest to attend the annual IEC Young Professionals (YP) 2016 Workshop.

The Annual IEC YP Workshop is organised by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in its 7th edition since 2010 and will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from 10 to 12 October 2016.
To date, a total of 11 YPs from Singapore have participated in the Workshop and are involved in the Singapore Standardisation Programme.

The Workshop brings together the world's upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers. It provides them with more opportunities to shape the future of international standardization and conformity assessment in the field of electrotechnology.

The IEC will cover the costs for the workshop and hotel accommodation (up to 3 nights). The travel costs (e.g. airfare & transport) and other expenses are to be borne by the participant/employer.
Up to two shortlisted participants will be nominated for the IEC YP Workshop, and subject to IEC’s acceptance.

Criteria of candidate:

  • Manager, engineer or technician
  • Employed by a relevant industry or business
  • Aged 20s to mid-30s
  • Some experience in standardisation / conformity assessment 

If you are interested to participate/submit nomination for the 7th IEC YP workshop, please complete and return the attached request form “2016 IEC YP Workshop Request Form”” to the Secretariat SNC(IEC) at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by 8 April 2016 (Friday).

More details of the IEC YP Workshop can be found in the attached flyer and at

Please feel free to contact Mr Jason Low at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries. Thank you

GRAPHISOFT: User-Group Event

Graphisoft 1st Edition of the user-group event for 2016, titled  “Using ARCHICAD for Submission”, will take place at Singapore Institute of Architects, 79 Neil Road, Singapore 088904 on Thursday, 17 March 2016, commencing at 5.15 pm and anticipated to end around 7.30 pm.



5:15 pm to 5:30 pm



5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

BIM Submission with ARCHICAD – User experience shared by Ms. Catherine Loke, Lander Loke Architects


6:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Introduction to ARCHICAD native submission by Ms. Mary Ann, BCA (Tentative)


6:15 pm to 7:00 pm



7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Topo creation for submission with point cloud data and AutoCAD data


Speaker's Profile 
CATHERINE LOKE is a partner in Lander Loke Architects and has been practising in Singapore since 1993. She was registered as an architect in 1998.

Catherine currently serves on the Council at the Singapore Institute of Architects, and as Chairman of both the Architects' Appointment Committee and the Small & Medium Architectural Practice Committee. 

She is also currently the Chairman of the Professional Practice Examination Panel at the Board of Architects, as well as an External Examiner for the Master of Architecture programme at the National University of Singapore. 

Synopsis of talk 
Lander Loke Architects has been using ArchiCAD to streamline the design, documentation, administration and authority submission process since 2011.  Catherine will share some tips and tricks on BIM submission, in particular how the firm has cut down on the time needed to prepare amendment submissions, BCA Buildable Score and FSSD unprotected opening calculations.

GRAPHISOFT is going to host this get-together for the local ARCHICAD user-community to engage with one another, and share their experience of using ARCHICAD as their BIM platform. This event is designed to be free & easy and be the first of a series of user-group meetings in 2016 with the objective of providing a forum, among others, for

  • Getting know each other,
  • Exchanging user experiences,
  • Sharing and learning from best practices,
  • Building an effective community of ARCHICAD users and
  • Servings as a discussion platform between GRAPHISOFT, as vendor, and the user community in Singapore.

To register, please RSVP via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Monday (March 14), the latest. 

For enquires, please contact Graphisoft at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

[SCL (S)] Events



  1.  NEW! Briefing Experts in Construction Disputes Involving Defects (15 March 2017)
  2. SCL(S) Construction Expertise 101 (21, 23,  28, 30 March & 4 April 2017)


1.   NEW! Briefing Experts in Construction Disputes Involving Defects (15 March 2017, One Marina Boulevard, NTUC Centre, Level 8, Room 801, Singapore 018989)

The construction industry in Vietnam is currently booming, and foreign construction companies enjoy an active share in this market. Vietnam is nonetheless a highly regulated, Civil Code, based jurisdiction. Please join us for a discussion of the legal considerations and best practices in implementing a construction project in Vietnam, which will span licensing and regulatory aspects, as well as the enforceability of typical contractual protections. 
Continuing Professional Development
SILE Public CPD Points: 1.5 (TBC)

For more details and to secure your place, please REGISTER ONLINE via our website by 8 March 2017.

2. SCL(S) Construction Expertise 101  (5.30pm - 8:30pm,  21, 23, 28, 30 March 2017 & 4 April 2017, Royal Palm, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-86/87, The Central (Clarke Quay), Singapore 059817)

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam on 30th October 2014 (then also the Minister of Finance) at the Inaugural Singapore Productivity and 20th Business Excellence Awards Ceremony said:

"…. as a country, we have to place much greater importance on continuous learning and the development of deep expertise, in every trade.” [READ MORE]

Singapore’s Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, during the opening of the Legal Year 2016, made mention of a possible accreditation to recognise lawyers who have achieved excellence in selected areas of specialisation including construction practitioners, as Singapore strives to export its expertise across the region. A committee led by Justice Quentin Loh is currently looking into the viability of implementing this for construction lawyers as a pilot project.

SCL(S), as a follow-on from its highly successful Engineering 101 course (2010-2015), embarks on a new programme ‘Construction Expertise 101’ to provide an understanding and appreciation of the key disciplines in the Singapore construction industry. Conducted over 2 years, the programme will be conducted over 5 evening sessions per year with one discipline per session:

During the 1st year (2017), we cover the following disciplines:

  • Architecture
  • Land Surveying
  • Building Contracting
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Construction Claims Consultancy

Each evening session of 2 hours is intended to discuss and cover identical aspects of each discipline:

  • History of the profession/discipline
  • Formal qualifications, registration/licensing & CPD
  • Service Offered and Core Competencies
  • Professional   Associations
  • Conduct & Ethics
  • Statutory Obligations
  • Role in Contract Administration
  • Tools & Technologies
  • Methodologies for deliverables
  • Challenges
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Concluding Remarks (Mysticism vs Reality)


 Continuing Professional Development
SILE Public CPD Points: 10 
Practice Area: Consruction 
Training Level: General 
SISV– 7 Units 
PEB – 10 PDU
For more details and to secure your place, please REGISTER ONLINE via our website by 14 March 2017.

"SCL (Singapore) is an Accredited Institution under the SILE CPD Scheme for CPD Year 2017."
For more information, including details of the Attendance Policy, please visit: 

NUS: The Architecture Lecture 2016 -- Janine Benyus and Paul Hawken

The Architecture Lecture 2016 | Janine Benyus and Paul Hawken
8th March 2016 (Tuesday), 5pm

Engineering Auditorium
Faculty of Engineering
National University of Singapore
9 Engineering Drive 1
Block EA Level 1
Singapore 117576

BOA-SIA CPD Accreditation Points

Kindly note that there is:

2 BOA-SIA CPD Accreditation Points allocated for this event.

Registration for CPD points will start at 4.15pm and end at 6.00pm, outside the Engineering Auditorium.

Online registration for the lecture starts on 1st March 2016 (Tuesday), 4pm and ends on 7th March 2016 (Monday), 4pm.

The url for registration:

(Note: Upon successful registration, you are asked to bookmark the same webpage to check for your registration number on 7th March 2016, Monday, 5.30pm)

Do register early as there are limited seats available.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on that day!


The Architecture Lecture 2016 | Janine Benyus and Paul Hawken

Date of Guest Lecture: 8th March 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 5pm to 6.30pm
Venue: Engineering Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, 9 Engineering Drive 1, Block EA Level 1, Singapore 117576

Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA)
Department of Architecture
School of Design and Environment
National University of Singapore

Note: Participants should be aware that National University of Singapore (NUS), authorized personnel for and on behalf of NUS and those at the event may take photographs and videos during the symposium. NUS may use photographs and videos it takes and/or taken by authorized personnel for NUS’ event reporting, marketing and publicity purposes in print, electronic and social media.

Japan Singapore Architecture Forum 2016

The Japan Singapore Architecture Forum 2016 is an event for emerging architects and design/construction firms from Japan and Singapore to share diverse creative solutions to improve our lives together. Also, Japanese official will give a special lecture on how Japan and Singapore can cross-collaborate to make better living environment together.
There will be an exhibition for this event featuring presenting architects and general contracting companies from Japan.

Date: Friday, March 18th
Time: 9:00am – 5:15pm
Venue: The URA Centre, Function Hall
45 Maxwell Rd., Singapore 069118

Date: Saturday March12th – Saturday March19th
Time: 9:00am – 5:15pm
Venue: The URA Centre, Atrium
45 Maxwell Rd., Singapore 069118

Admission: Free

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