Practice Thrust

The architectural profession is at a crossroads both internationally and in Singapore.  We are now serving more sophisticated clients who have increasingly higher expectations, and working in an environment where some areas of expertise once exclusively within the architect’s domain is now able to be provided by others.  If we do not change how we work and how we interact with our clients and the public, we risk becoming irrelevant.

The Practice Thrust aims to re-examine architectural practice to address fundamental issues concerning our delivery of professional service, value to our clients, how we contribute to the economic landscape, and our significance and relevance to society.

Practice Thrust consists of the following committees and sub-committees:

  1. Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR)
  2. Architect’s Appointment
  3.  Building Contracts
  4. Construction Industry Joint Committee (CIJC) [CIJC reports directly to Council]
  5. Small and Medium Architectural Practice (SMAP)
  6. Workplace Safety & Health (WSH)
  7. Regulations, Codes and Standards (RCS)
    7.1 Building Control & Park Sub-Committee
    7.2 Development Control Sub-Committee
    7.3 Environment Sub-Committee
    7.4 Fire Safety & Security Sub-Committee
    7.5 Road & Transport Sub-Committee
    7.6 Research & Standard Sub-Committee

Practice Thrust 2019-20

Co-Chairs: Catherine Loke & Richard Lai

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee

contact: adr@sia.org.sg

The ADR Committee oversees SIA’s provision of ADR-related services to the construction industry, addresses issues and participates in dialogue in regard to ADR in the construction industry, and promotes awareness and understanding of ADR to both SIA members and the wider construction industry. 

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Architect’s Appointment (AA) Committee

Contact: architectappointment@sia.org.sg 

The Architect’s Appointment Committee was set up with the objective to address and promote practice needs/tools towards creating a conducive environment for healthy architectural practice.

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Building Contracts Committee

Contact: contracts@sia.org.sg

The Building Contracts Committee oversees the SIA Building Contracts, addresses issues and participates in dialogues/meetings with relevant parties/agencies in regards to building contract and promotes awareness and understanding of SIA Building Contracts to SIA members, allied professionals and the public.

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY JOINT COMMITTEE (CIJC)

Contact: cijc@sia.org.sg

CIJC was established on 27 September 1997 as a grouping of associations representing key construction industry stakeholders.

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Regulations, Codes And Standards Committee (RCS)

Contact: rcs@sia.org.sg

The Regulations, Codes and Standards Committee (RCS) was set up with the objective to engage regulatory authorities activities and to participate in the early stage of formulation of building regulations as well as to provide constructive feedback on current policies and provide feedback on issues related to rules, regulations, codes and standards.

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Small And Medium Architectural Practice (SMAP) Committee

Contact: smap@sia.org.sg

The Small And Medium Architectural Practice Committee was set up with the objective to provide a dignified and sustainable platform for Small and Medium Architectural Practice.

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Workplace Safety And Health (WSH) Committee

Contact: wsh@sia.org.sg

The WSH Committee was setup to deals and promote workplace safety and health matters, in particular, in regard to the architectural profession in the construction industry context, and with a focus on design-for-safety (“DfS”). 

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