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Announcements, Events and News

Seminar on Building Facade Inspection 2023:

27 June 2023, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
(Atrium Ballroom, Level 4)

4 CPD (BOA-SIA), 5 PDU (PE, CEng) 
2 STU (Safety), 3 STU (Struct),
3 CPD (FSM), 6 STU (FI), 7 SDU


Back for its 2nd Run this year, the seminar will provide an update on the benefits realised and the challenges encountered, since the introduction of the new Periodic Façade Inspection (PFI) regime which came into effect on 1 January 2022.

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has been encouraging the use of available technologies to increase productivity and efficiency in the Built Environment sector. When conducting façade inspections, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, can be used to assist the Competent Person (CP) in performing visual inspections. The use of drones makes façade inspections safer, more efficient and less labour-intensive.

Hear from our line-up of speakers on the effectiveness of PFIs, best practices in conducting PFIs and preparing reports, façade inspection schemes in Hong Kong and Singapore, the application of drone technology and Artificial Intelligence, practical considerations when conducting PFIs, case studies and specific façade inspection solutions.

For registration and more information, click here.

Note: For any queries, please email publications@iesnet.org.sg


 IES Opens Nominations for
Sustainability Awards and 
Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2023

The call for nominations was announced today for the annual IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards and the inaugural IES Sustainability Awards. The two esteemed awards will pay homage to individuals and organisations for their exceptional achievements in pushing the boundaries of engineering to support Singapore’s transformation towards a green, climate-resilient and sustainable future.

Nomination entries are to be submitted via the links for the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards and IES Sustainability Awards. Winners will receive their awards at the IES 57th Annual Dinner on 9 November 2023, held in conjunction with the World Engineers Summit (WES) 2023.

Note: For any queries, please email publications@iesnet.org.sg

National Engineers Day (NED) 2023:
Shaping a Circular Economy Through Engineering

15-26 August 2023, 9.00am - 5.00pm
[Venue TBC]


Annually celebrated since 2010, NED is back for its 14th edition this coming August. The National Engineers Day 2023 aims to recognize the achievements of young engineers, to inspire them, and nurture a keen interest in engineering.

NED also incorporates the Engineering Innovation Challenge (EIC), a nation-wide competition where students work on a theme-based project for students to gain hands-on experience in developing innovative solutions to address real-world problems, with this year's theme being Engineering for Resilient City Living.

For more information, visit the event website at www.ned-ies.org.

Note: For any queries, please email pco@iesnet.org.sg


8-10 November 2023, 9.00am - 6.00pm, 
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Launched in 2013, the biennial World Engineers Summit (WES) is a premier platform for engineering-centric discussions to advance the world towards a resilient, sustainable future. Since its inaugural edition in 2013, WES has become a premier global summit championing engineering-centric discussions on sustainable development.

Back for its 6th run, this year's WES is themed "Engineering for a Sustainable Future". WES 2023 Technical Committee invites the submission of technical papers for presentation at the Summit, in the following areas: 

  • Sustainability through Technology
  • Building a Resilient Future against Climate Change
  • Future of Industry Sustainability
  • Smart and Sustainable Urban Mobility
  • A Greener and Renewable Built Environment
  • Pedagogy and Education Technology in Engineering Education

We would like to invite authors to submit a 200-250 words abstract here.

For more information on submission of your abstract, please visit the WES website.

Note: For any queries, please email wes@iesnet.org.sg


CPD Courses & Events
Date   Event   CPD Points
27 Jun (Tue)
0900 - 1700
  Seminar on Building Facade Inspection 2023 (2nd Run)   2 STU (Safety)
3 STU (Struct)
5 PDU (PE, CEng)
6 STU (FI)
27 Jun (Tue)
0900 - 1730
  Essential Construction Project Management Skills For Engineers & Technical Officers (31st Run) [IESA]   2 STU (Safety)
3 STU (Struct)

7 PDU (PE, CEng)
28 Jun (Wed)
0900 - 1730
  Critical Thinking for Engineers with Mr Jeremy Peh (Master Coach for Critical Thinking) (5th Run) [IES-INCA]   6 PDU (PE, CEng)
5-6 Jul
Refer to website
  EIT (Examine / Inspect / Test) for Lifts & Escalators (2nd Run) - [IESA]   10 PDU (PE, CEng)
12 STU (LEI)
6 Jul (Thu)
0900 - 1315
  Working Safely At Height (15th Run) - [IESA]   2 STU (Safety)

4 PDU (PE, CEng)
7 Jul (Fri)
1300 - 1715
  Understanding & Implementing Design for Safety (DfS) (4th Run) - [IESA]   2 STU (Safety)
4 SDU 

4 PDU (PE, CEng)
10 Jul (Mon)
0900 - 1630
  Module 1 & 2 Construction Of Underground & Related Structures Piling & Foundations & Earth Retaining Structures (20th Run) - [IESA]   6 STU (Struct)
6 PDU (PE, CEng)
(All TBC)
11-12 Jul
Refer to website
  Scaffold Design Basics and Safety (34th Run) - [IESA]   2 STU (Safety)
3 STU (Struct)
6 PDU (PE, CEng)
(All TBC)
12 Jul (Wed)
0900 - 1730
  Understanding The Requirement for Development Interfacing with Rail Infrastructure   PDU (PE, CEng)
14 Jul (Fri)
0900 - 1030
  Launch of NEW Technical References in railway - TR 94 : 2021, TR 98 : 2021 and TR 107 : 2022   1 STU (Struct, M&E)

PDU (PE, CEng)
17-18 Jul
Refer to website
  2-Day Masterclass and Seminar on Design of Timber Structures to Eurocode 5 [IStructE]   8 STU (Struct)
12 PDU (PE, CEng)
12 Sep (Thu)
0900 - 1800
  IES & IRSE Railway Innovation Seminar 2023   PDU (PE, CEng)
1. Revised Strata Area Computation Arising From the Harmonisation of Area Definition by URA, SLA, BCA, and SCDF, w.e.f. 1ST JUNE 2023.
2. Launch of LTA's Infrastructure Design Criteria (IDC)
3. Joint Advisory On Compliance with CAAS and RSAF Technical Height Controls At All Times
4. Changes to the Building Control Regulations
Other Industry News / Events

Igniting ASEAN's Blue Economy & Green Energy

The conference invites the submission of technical papers for the conference happening in Bali, 21-23 November 2023, in the following areas: 

- Renewable Energy
- Low-Carbon Transport
- Energy Efficient Buildings
- Clean Energy Technologies

- Coastal Tourism 
- Marine Living Resources
- Port Activities
- Shipbuilding and repair
- Maritime Transport

For more information click here.
For submissions, click 



ICE 14th Brunel International Lecture Series: South-East Asia.

The ICE, together with the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), is organising the South-East Asia region lecture of the 14th Brunel International Lecture series. 

Join Honorary Council Member Er. Tan Seng Chuan, who will be speaking about implementing sustainable and resilient infrastructure to help reduce the effects of natural disasters in South-East Asia, along with other speakers hailing from Atkins, Asian Development Bank, TEMBUSU Asia Consulting, and Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC).

For more information click here.
To register, click 



BCA's Productivty Solutions Grant

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) launched the new $21 million tranche of the Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) under BuildSG Transformation Fund (BTF) on 1 April 2023 for the Built Environment Sector. The grant will be available for 3 years from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2026, and aims to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) keen on adopting preapproved digital solutions, which enhance firms’ productivity under the Construction and Facilities Management Industry Digital Plan (IDP).

Enhancements and changes to the PSG include:
a. Refreshed grant cap of $30,000 per firm over 3 years
(from 1 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2026)
b.  Funding support of up to 50% of the qualifying costs of the
pre-approved digital solutions
c. Greater emphasis on training and capability building

To check for eligibility/apply, click here.
For more information on the Grant, view the circular.

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