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Announcements, Events and News
In Memoriam: 
Er. Au Kow Liong
Er. Au Kow Liong, Sr. MIES, who is a Council Member of IES for the current 2021-2023 session, passed away peacefully on 17 April 2023. He was 70.

Er. Au was Deputy Chair of the Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Technical Committee, and served in the IES Council since 2021. He was also a SCDF Registered Inspector who conducted fire safety inspections in buildings for issuance of the Fire Safety Certificate.

A member of the Professional Engineers Board who served his second term in 2021, his expertise in the Fire Safety field was particularly in the industry of Petrochemical plants, Pharmaceuticals, and Power Generation Plants.

Er. Au also sponsored and contributed to many IES events such as the IES Annual Dinner and IES Annual General Meetings. Apart from these initiatives, he was actively involved in the various committees in which he held leadership positions.

These include the SCDF Fire Code Review Committee, FSE Selection Panel Interview, NEA/PUB quarterly Dialogue Session, and iNPQS Platform.

His contributions to the engineering community will forever be remembered, and his loss is keenly felt.

The President, Council, and Secretariat are deeply saddened by this news and express their sincere condolences to his family.

Seminar on Building Facade Inspection 2023
27 June 2023 (Tue), Venue & Time: TBC


Happening on the 27th June 2023, the Building Facade Inspection Seminar requires speakers with skills in Periodic Facade Inspection, Standards Development, Drone Services, Application of AI in Facade Inspection, and Training and Certification, among others.

Organised by The Singapore Engineer magazine, and supported by BuildSG, speakers will need to submit details of their presentation to the Seminar Secretariat before the deadline.


*Deadline for submission of synopsis: 30 April 2023

For more information on the submission requirements,
click HERE

Note: For more information or enquiries, please email desmond@iesnet.org.sg or nuraini@iesnet.org.sg

Participate in the National Engineers Day - Engineering Innovation Challenge 2023!
Sign-ups NOW OPEN

Calling all students from secondary schools, junior colleges, Institutes of Technical Education (ITEs), polytechnics, and universities - Sign-ups are now open for YOU to take part in the Engineering Innovation Challenge (EIC) 2023!
Form a team of up to five (depending on category) to take part!

Through the theme, Engineering for Resilient City Living, you will be tasked to design or invent a product to demonstrate your understanding of the given problem statement. This will enable you to gain deeper insight into how engineering is integral in building liveable, resilient and sustainable urban environments, develop your engineering / prototyping skills through creative design.

Sign up today!
For more information, click HERE.

Note: Registration closes on 23 April 2023 or when all available slots are filled. For more information or enquiries, please email pco@iesnet.org.sg.

IES Membership Promotion Drive 2023

IES is having a membership promotion drive from now till the end of April 2023, where new applicants can enjoy 50% off subscription fees for the first year, plus a waiver of the admin and entrance fees when they sign up as a new member!

Feel free to spread this to network who are undecided about joining as an IES member and applying for Chartered Engineer certification!

For more information, please click HERE.
Promotion ends 30 Apr.

IES-INCA Activities
Short Courses/Events

1. IES-INCA Deep Tech Pitch & Community Evening
19 Apr 2023 (Wed), 5.00pm - 8.00pm

Calling all IES members - Our IES-INCA Incubatees will pitch their Tech Venture to raise investments and market awareness of their Technology solutions. Network with our incubatees and fellow investors, partners and discover collaboration opportunities from among the key contributors in the Deep Tech Ecosystem. Let us join hands to grow Team Singapore Deep Tech!
Sign up here: https://deeptechpitching.eventbrite.sg


 2. Technopreneur Development Committee presents Technopreneur Dialogue 2023 
5 May 2023 (Fri), 9.00am - 2.00pm


The Technopreneur Dialogue 2023 brings together Engineering & Technology Business Leaders to celebrate the journeys undertaken by our Tech Ventures and Enterprises in pursuit of technology commercialisation and business growth. As we aim to establish Singapore as a leader in the knowledge and future economy, IES, together with IES-INCA and ACE curated a lineup of speakers to share their experiences and learning points in building their companies in Singapore and beyond.

Register here: https://ies-td2023.eventbrite.sg
Special rate tickets for IES Members @ $35. (Usual price $49)

[Last Call for Sign Up!] 3.  Critical Thinking for Engineers with Mr Jeremy Peh (Master Coach for Critical Thinking) (5th Run):
19 Apr 2023 (Wed), 9.00am - 5.30pm

Established as an essential skill in the 21st Century, Critical Thinking is ever more important to our work as Engineers, Technopreneurs, and Chief Technology Officers (CTO) in navigating the complex world where we are given multiple sources of information to analyse. Cut through the info and make sound business and engineering decisions with Mr Jeremy Peh who has trained thousands of professionals across 200 over companies in his 30+ years career. 

Sign up here: https://bit.ly/critical-thinking-apr2023
*Early bird signups get 10% off course fees! Offer ends 7 Apr.


[Last Call for Sign Up!] 4. Supercharge your Engineering Sales with our course on Technical Selling to the Engineering Industry (4th Run):
26 Apr 2023 (Tue), 9.00am - 5.30pm

Calling all Technopreneurs, Sales Engineers, Technology Business Development Managers, Chief Marketing Officers - are you struggling to grow your engineering practice or technology venture top line revenue numbers? Discover how you can better position your sales team and process to enable better adoption of your engineering and technology products and services in the market. Our trainer is IES-INCA Mentor Mr Leong Siew Why, who has extensive years of experience in helping engineering start-ups and companies commercialise their innovations, products, and services.

Sign up here: https://bit.ly/technicalselling_r4
*Early bird signups get 10% off course fees! Offer ends 14 Apr.


5. Retaining & Developing Talents in the Engineering Industry - Featuring Effective Strategies (2nd Run):
8 May 2023 (Mon), 9.00am - 5.00pm

This is a one-day workshop that provides Engineering Business Owners / Engineering Managers / Engineers insights on how to introduce, develop and retain talents for their Engineering business. Hear from our fellow Engineer and experienced HR practitioner Mr Leong Siew Why on how you can implement better HR systems to manage your talent. 

Sign up here: https://bit.ly/talent-may2023
*Early bird signups get 10% off
course fees! Offer ends 21 Apr.


 6. Finance Masterclass for Engineering & Tech Venture Leaders (3rd Run):
10 May 2023 (Fri), 9.00am - 5.30pm

This course helps our Engineering Leaders and Tech Venture Leaders gain the essential and practical knowledge of running your Engineering and Technology Business to better plan your growth, manage your finances, your business risks and compliance effectively. Our trainer is IES-INCA Mentor Mr Eric Tan who has extensive years of experience in corporate finance management, audit, investment, training and mentoring companies. Sharpen your finance knowledge to better plan your company growth and projects finance planning.

Sign up here: https://bit.ly/finance-may2023
*Early bird signups get 10% off course fees! Offer ends 21 Apr.
IES / IESA CPD Courses & Events
Date   Event   CPD Points

5 May (Fri)
0900 - 1315

  Noise Pollution and Vector-Borne Diseases as Environmental Health Concerns from Construction Sites (10th Run) [IESA]  
2 STU (Safety)

4 PDU (PE, CEng)

9 May (Wed)
0900 - 1730
  ABC Water Professionals Course - Core Module CU2 (15th Run) [IESA]  
5 PDU (PE, CEng)


10 May (Wed)
0900 - 1315

  Working Safely At Height (14th Run) [IESA]  
2 STU (Safety)

4 PDU (PE, CEng)

12 May (Fri)
1400 - 1800
  Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Transportation  
PDU (PE, CEng)


12 May (Fri)
1300 - 1715

  Design for Safety in Construction (22nd Run) [IESA]  
2 STU (Safety)
4 PDU (PE, CEng)


15-16 May
0900 - 1245

  Scaffold Design Basics and Safety (34th Run) [IESA]  
2 STU (Safety)
3 STU (Struct)
6 PDU (PE, CEng)
(All TBC)

17 May (Wed)
0900 - 1730
  Green and Sustainable Construction  
6 STU (Struct)

PDU (PE, CEng)

19 May (Fri)
0900 - 1245
  Essential Construction Project Management Skills For Engineers & Technical Officers 31st Run (Physical Class) [IESA]  
2 STU (Safety)
3 STU (Struct)

7 PDU (PE, CEng)

1. Updated Guidelines For Outdoor Refreshment Areas (ORAs) at Singapore River Promenade for Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay
2. Enterprise Singapore Calls for Public Comments
3. Transport Infrastructure Collaboration Panel (TICP) to Deepen Partnerships and Achieve Win-Win Outcomes
Other Industry News / Events

The Architects Academy: SIA Building Contracts 2016 - Sessions 1 to 4
26 Apr, 5 May, 10 May, 19 May 2023, 2.00pm to 7.00pm

The SIA Building Contracts 2016 course looks to impart knowledge of the new suite of standard form contracts (in particular, the Design & Build contract) to the architectural community to bring the practice of building contract administration up to date, and in line with the current industry practice.

Participants will get familiar with the SIA Building Contract 2016 - the foundational tools for building contract administration and accumulate expertise to improve their administration of building contracts.

For more information, click HERE.


[WEBINAR] Construction Insurance & Bonds in Singapore: A Legal Overview
11 May 2023 (Thu), 2.00pm - 5.00pm 

The webinar will cover both the practical and legal aspects of insurance and bonds pertaining to construction projects, case law developments, and workmen’s compensation/CAR /public liability/medical and hospitalisation benefits for construction projects.

Hear from Mr Christopher Chuah, President of Chartered Institute of Building Singapore (CIOB) & Partner at WongPartnership LLP, and Mr Sean Tan, Financial Services Director at Great Eastern Financial Advisers Pte Ltd.


Click here to register.
For more information, click HERE.



BCA Academy: Course on Introduction to the Regulatory Approval Process via CORENET X
5 May 2023 (Fri), 10.00am - 5.00pm 

The course introduces the new regulatory approval workflow and the associated requirements, the rational and benefits to the industry at large, and implementation timeline.

CORENET X is set to redesign and streamline the regulatory processes across multiple agencies for all the new building works. Leveraging on technology and BIM, the new process aims to drive greater upfront collaboration and coordination among project teams, as well as synergy across regulatory agencies.

Click here to register.


IStructE: CTIL Technical Seminar on Latest Innovations in
Steel Construction cum Launch of BCI: 2023

5 Jun 2023 (Mon), 12.00pm to 5.30pm

Join us for a technical seminar on the latest innovations in steel construction and witness the launch of the latest 3rd edition of BC1:2023 at SIT. This seminar calls for awareness and innovative use of structural steel for more sustainable, economic, productive, and safer building.

Hear from leading industry speakers and researchers as they share the latest trends of our steel construction in the industry, challenges and innovative solutions in the design and construction of longspan and complex structures, and the benefits and success of using such solutions.

For more information, click HERE.


CIJC Participates in WeCare @ North West
10 Jun 2023 (Sat), 9.00am – 1.00pm, Blk 3 Marsiling Road S730003

Volunteers Required! WeCare @ North West – Service Weeks aim to bring our community and corporate partners together, and provide festive cheers to the needy residents residing in public rental units in the North West District through the distribution of WeCare Festive Packs.

This call for volunteers will need a minimum of 2-3 volunteers to assist with distribution, collection and delivery of items, setting up of a "Pop-Up" Market, registration and crowd management, and act as Personal Shoppers to assist the beneficiaries in choosing their items.

For more information, click HERE.
Deadline for submission of interest is 21st April, Friday.

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