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Adoption of PPVC in Building Development Projects - Modular Design with Enhancement in Construction Productivity and Safety Working at Heights 2nd Edition 1st Run - SOLD OUT

28th May 2020
9:00AM - 8:30PM -
Sheraton Towers Singapore
39 Scotts Road (228230) 228230
STU (Safety) 2
STU (Structural) 6

Part 1: Safety for Working at Heights Duration (4 hours) 



One of the advantages on the adoption of Prefabricated Pre-finished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) is to provide a safer working environment. The introduction of PPVC in the construction sector is one of the key control measures or solutions for falling from heights accidents. i.e. instead of the traditional in-situ casting, the introduction of PPVC eliminates or reduces the need to work at heights for workers. Consequently, the likelihood and the risk of falling from heights will be drastically reduced. 


Course Outline

This module will equip stakeholders with the necessary WSH knowledge (including legal and other requirements) for their course of work.

1.       Common work at heights hazards onsite

2.      Lessons learnt from past fall from height incidents / case studies

3.      Legal and other requirements relevant to working at heights

4.      Introduction to risk management

5.      Control measures for working at heights. (PPVC being one of them)

6.      Introduction to the fall prevention plan and permit to work for working at heights

7.     Permit to work for working at heights



Er. Winson Lee is currently in his own private engineering practice. He was a Deputy Director with the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Department of the Building and Construction Authority. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2005. After graduation, he joined the Occupational Safety and Health Division, Ministry of Manpower (MOM) where he subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in Safety, Health and Environmental Technology from his alma mater in 2009. 

Er. Lee has more than 12 years of regulatory public sector experience and had served the Ministry of Manpower from 2006 where he led inspectors in conducting workplace safety and health inspections and audits, conducting investigations into serious and fatal industrial accidents including fall from heights accidents. He has investigated a number of fall from heights accidents, prosecuting culpable parties under the WSH Act and its Regulations. Having joined the Building and Construction Authority in 2012 after serving a brief stint as a Senior Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Manager in the private sector, he assumes regulatory role by enforcing the Amusement Rides Safety Act.   

Er. Lee is a qualified Train the Trainer for working at heights and has audited and drafted fall prevention height plans and emergency response procedures on working at heights for various companies. Er. Lee’s interest lies in WSH risk management. In his current practice, he has been advising companies including rope access companies on matters pertaining to work at heights and adequacy of anchorage/lifelines as well as temporary edge protection


Part 2: Successful Planning, Implementation and Delivery of PPVC-based Building Projects(6 Hours) 

Prefabricated Pre-finished Volumetric Construction – ensuring successful planning, implementation and delivery of PPVC-based building projects with comprehensive and illustrated project-wide case study of NTU’s PPVC-based residential halls. 



The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has been spearheading the construction industry to raise productivity in the built environment sector as a major component in the national drive for productivity growth. This aims to generate manpower savings and create higher-skilled attractive jobs. In the past few years, with BCA’s introduction of game-changing construction technologies such as Prefabricated Pre-finished Volumetric Construction (PPVC – steel, concrete and hybrid) and Mass Engineered Timber (MET), the local industry has seen many successful project adoption and implementation of such DfMA. 

Other than higher productivity, the adoption of PPVC will yield other qualitative benefits like increase in precision and related quality; safer working environment; reduction in noise, dust and wastage thereby providing a cleaner and environmentally friendly site. This will definitely help to reduce inconvenience and disturbance to neighbouring areas. 



This course, through real-life case studies of local projects which successfully adopted PPVC, will provide participants a clear understanding and appreciation of the concepts of PPVC and the issues faced in the local context. With the knowledge learnt, the participants will be able to apply them in their development project planning, design, construction, production and supervision.


Course Outline

1.       Introduction

2.      Planning and Design Stage

3.      Procurement Stage

4.      Construction Stage

5.      Construction Supervision

6.      Conclusion



Er Siew Hoong Kit, Director (Projects), Office of Development & Facilities Management, NTU. 

Er Siew is the Project Director for the construction of the Residential Halls at North Hill and Nanyang Crescent in NTU – both developments adopting PPVC – since 2014 to present. Prior to this portfolio, he was Divisional Director heading the building management division in ODFM-NTU. He has more than 32 years of experience in the local construction industry covering design consultancy, building management and project management of development projects, including wafer fabrication factories, commercial complexes, condominium, Changi Naval Base (Phase 1), underground cavern, marine deck of cruise center at Marina South and extensive experience in design/detailing of precast concrete.

Since 2014, Er Siew has been sharing ODFM-NTU’s hands-on practical experiences in the adoption of PPVC with government agencies, major developers, architects, engineering consultants and contractors in Singapore including construction industry leaders from Hong Kong and Japan. Major talks/seminars conducted include BCA’s SCPW in Oct 2015, IES’ Moving into the Next Era in Jan 2016, BCA’s Experiential Workshop on Prefabricating the Future in Oct 2016, IES Academy (A Short Course on Adoption of PPVC) 2017, HKSAR’s Modular Integrated Construction Conference 2018


Target Audience

This course will inculcate and raise awareness in stakeholders (including qualified persons such as Professional Engineers, and Registered Architects) on the hazards of working at heights that are present in construction sites


Please click HERE for course flyer



Union Training Assistance Programme(UTAP) and SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) - Under Application Subject to Application



 9 SDU - To Be Confirmed

 2 STU(Safety) & 6 STU(Structural) - Confirmed

 9 PDU - To Be Confirmed

Coordinator    Karen Phua
Coordinator Contact No.     6463 9211
Coordinator E-mail

1. Fee inclusive of GST, course materials & 3 Tea Breaks & 1 Buffet Lunch

2. Buffet Lunch at Cafe                                                                                                

3. Certificate of Attendance will be given to PAID participants with 100% attendance.

4. If payment via Cheque, should be made payable to :"Engineers Singapore Pte Ltd"

5. Hotel will be Sheraton Towers Singapore or Similar Class

6. Limited Seats Only - Please register early to avoid Disappointment


As per Regulations set by JAC :

1 Hour of contact time (Study Time) on Structural Topics is subject to 1 STU(Structural)

2 Hours of contact time(Study Time) on Safety Topics is subject to 1 STU(Safety)




Yet to be allocated
Ref: IESA-P0000001-431

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