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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)


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

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

[Promotion with Dealcierge]

Register Your Interest for Buy/Sell/Merge Your Engineering /Technology Consultancy or Company

IES-INCA is embarking on a pilot project to create a platform for IES members and Engineering/Technology Business owners to transact their companies. 
Each company has its own life cycle and at times when the Founders or key shareholders are no longer keen or able to actively run the company, it can be transacted and passed on to the next generation or new parties to continue the mission and vision of the company. 
The Company could also have significant assets both tangible and intangible ones which are of value and it would be a waste to see all the knowledge and know-how not be further passed on to the next generation of engineering or business leaders. 
For those looking to sell their company, we have a Promotion with Dealcierge (https://dealcierge.io/) - Get a Valuation Report and Investor Presentation to start your journey to get acquired, available for a highly discounted fee. A limited number of reports are available for this Promotion, while stock lasts!


Note: For any queries, please email incubate@ies-inca.com.

IES Directory 2023 is now available online!


The 2023 edition of the IES Directory (PDF) is now available online and has been uploaded to the Members' Portal for your reference. You may access it under "Resources for Members" upon login with your User ID and password. 

Please note that in line of IES' sustainability efforts, the Directory has gone digital.


Click here for more information.

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


CPD Courses & Events
Date   Event   CPD Points
19 Jun (Mon)
0900 - 1730
Supercharge your Engineering Sales with our course on Technical Selling to the Engineering Industry (4th Run) [IES-INCA]
  7 PDU (PE, CEng)
20-21 Jun
Refer to website
  Formwork Design and Safety with Code of Practice SS580:2020 QSS (13th Run) (IESA)   2 STU (Safety)
3 STU (Struct)

6 PDU (PE, CEng)
23 Jun (Fri)
0900 - 1700
  Slope Safety in Singapore and The Adoption of a Green and Sustainable Approach to Design, Construction and Maintenance   STU (Struct)
PDU (PE, CEng)
27 Jun (Tue)
0900 - 1700
  Seminar on Building Facade Inspection 2023 (2nd Run)   2 STU (Safety)
3 STU (Struct)

PDU (PE, CEng)
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)
14 Jul (Fri)
1500 - 1630
  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]   STU (Struct)
PDU (PE, CEng)
(All TBC)
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. Productivity and Solutions Grant for Small to Medium Businesses
Other Industry News / Events

Understanding the CORENET X Code of Practice (COP)
15 June 2023 (Thu), 2.00pm to 3.30pm

The CORENET X COP will guide industry practitioners in preparing coordinated multi-agency submissions under the new regulatory process via CORENET X.
The draft CORENET X COP has been released for industry’s comments and is available for download here.

RSVP for this webinar HERE.


REDAS Inaugural Sustainable Development Forum
16 June 2023 (Fri), 9.30am to 2.00pm

The forum aims to showcase developers' sustainability journey and the actionable strategies that the real estate industry can adopt to integrate sustainability into their businesses for long-term success, and how collective leadership across organisations can help to transform and steer our ecosystem of business partners and organisations towards decarbonisation.
 Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability & the Environment will be gracing the event as the Guest-of-Honour.

For more information, click HERE.
Click here to download the registration form.


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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