IES/ACES C&S FI Registry

 

About the Facade Inspector (FI) Registry and FI Certification

To enhance the safety of building facades and reduce the likelihood of facade failure, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is introducing a new Periodic Facade Inspection (PFI) Regime.

Under the new PFI regime, facade inspections will need to be conducted every seven years for buildings that are more than 13 metres tall, once they are over 20 years old. Landed houses and temporary buildings are exempted from these requirements. Building owners must appoint a Competent Person (i.e. Professional Engineer or Registered Architect), who can be assisted by a Facade Inspector (FI)1to conduct the facade inspections. The Competent Person will propose appropriate rectification works if deterioration is detected. These works must be carried out within a specified period.

BCA has worked with IES and ACES (Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore) to introduce a Facade Inspector (FI) Registry which accredits personnel to assist the Competent Person to carry out his or her duties prescribed under the Building Control Act, and to develop a pool of Facade Inspector who possess the necessary Facade knowledge and inspection skills.  At the upstream construction stage, the facade inspector can also assist the Qualified Person (QP) on the inspection of facade installation works to ensure compliance with specifications and code requirements.

The registry encourages eligible applicants to join the Facade industry to gain deeper experience and knowledge in Facade Engineering and pursue a career as a Facade Inspector.

1 Facade Inspectors are engaged by a Competent Person under his discretion to assist in facade inspections.

 

Facade Inspector will mainly encompass 2 groups:

  1. Existing RE or RTO
  2. Others

Group 1 – Existing RE or RTO

These registrants are current RE or RTO who have completed and passed a facade inspection training course called the “Certificate in Facade Inspection”. If they are registered with IES as a Civil & Structural RE/RTO with a valid certificate, a 50% discount on application, subscription & renewal fees will be given. In addition, no interview is required. However, if they are not registered with IES or do not possess a valid C&S RE/RTO certificate with IES, registrants will have to pay the stipulated fees (including Interview Fee) as shown in fee schedule in Part V.

Group 2 – Others            

Registrants under this group are required to complete and pass a facade inspection training course called the “Certificate in Facade Inspection”, and possess the following qualifications and experience:

Facade Inspector Eligibility

(Based on BCA Regulations)

Number of years of experience

Documents to be submitted

(Note: All CV and work experience must be endorsed by QP or company stamp)

(a) a university degree or any other professional qualification recognised by the Professional Engineers Board for registration as a professional engineer under the Professional Engineers Act in the civil or structural engineering discipline at least 3 continuous months of working experience (which may include industrial attachments during the course of study) in civil or structural engineering;
  • Duly completed FI Application Form
  • Façade Inspection course passing certificate
  • Degree Certs & Transcripts
  • Photocopy of NRIC
  • CV – Work Experience
(b) a postgraduate master’s degree or doctoral degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering from any university recognised by the Professional Engineers Board for registration as a professional engineer under the Professional Engineers Act at least 3 continuous months of working experience (which may include industrial attachments during the course of study) in civil or structural enginee
  • Duly Completed FI Application Form
  • Façade Inspection course passing certificate
  • Degree Certs & Transcripts
    • Masters/PhD Certs & Transcripts
  • Photocopy of NRIC
  • CV – Work Experience
(c) a Chartered Engineer registered by the Engineering Council United Kingdom in the civil engineering or structural engineering discipline at least 3 continuous months of working experience (which may include industrial attachments during the course of study) in civil or structural engineering
  • Duly Completed FI Application Form
  • Façade Inspection course passing certificate
  • Degree Certs & Transcripts
  • Chartered Engineer Cert
  • Photocopy of NRIC
  • CV – Work Experience
(d) a degree from any local university or a diploma from any local polytechnic in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering at least 3 continuous months of working experience (which may include industrial attachments during the course of study) in civil or structural engineering
  • Duly Completed FI Application Form
  • Façade Inspection course passing certificate
  • Degree/Diploma Certs & Transcripts
  • Photocopy of NRIC
  • CV – Work Experience
(e) a diploma in any construction-related field from any local polytechnic or the Building and Construction Authority Academy

at least one year of such relevant practical experience in full-time supervision of structural works in construction sites in Singapore as may be acceptable to the Commissioner;

OR

at least one year of façade-related working experience
  • Duly Completed FI Application Form
  • Façade Inspection course passing certificate
  • Diploma Certs & Transcripts
  • Photocopy of NRIC
  • CV – Work Experience
(f) a diploma or higher certificate from any foreign polytechnic in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering

at least 2 years of façade-related working experience;

OR

at least 2 years of such relevant practical experience in full-time supervision of structural works in construction sites in Singapore as may be acceptable to the Commissioner;
  • Duly Completed FI Application Form
  • Façade Inspection course passing certificate
  • Diploma Certs & Transcripts
  • Photocopy of NRIC
  • CV – Work Experience
(g) a degree from any foreign university in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering that does not entitle the holder to registration as a professional engineer under the Professional Engineers Act in the civil or structural engineering discipline

at least 2 years of such relevant practical experience in full-time supervision of structural works in construction sites in Singapore as may be acceptable to the Commissioner;

OR

at least 2 years of façade-related working experience
  • Duly completed FI Application Form
  • Façade Inspection course passing certificate
  • Degree Certs & Transcripts
  • Photocopy of NRIC
  • CV – Work Experience
(h) a National Certificate on Construction Supervision (NCCS) from the Building and Construction Authority Academy

at least one year of such relevant practical experience in full-time supervision of structural works in construction sites in Singapore as may be acceptable to the Commissioner;

OR

at least one year of façade-related working experience
  • Duly completed FI Application Form
  • Façade Inspection course passing certificate
  • NCCS Certs & Transcripts
  • Photocopy of NRIC
  • CV – Work Experience
(i) a university degree or any other professional qualification that entitles an individual to be registered as an architect under the Architects Act at least 3 continuous months of working experience (which may include industrial attachments during the course of study) in architecture
  • Duly completed FI Application Form
  • Façade Inspection course passing certificate
  • Degree Certs & Transcripts
  • Photocopy of NRIC
  • CV – Work Experience
(j) a Chartered Building Surveyor registered with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors at least one year of façade-related working experience occurring within the 2 years immediately before he or she is accredited with the Building and Construction Authority or an organisation prescribed under Regulation 11
  • Duly completed FI Application Form
  • Façade Inspection course passing certificate
  • Chartered Certs
  • Degree Certs & Transcripts
  • Photocopy of NRIC
  • CV – Work Experience
(k) a university degree in architecture which does not entitle an individual to be registered as an architect under the Architects Act at least 2 years of façade-related working experience occurring within the 3 years immediately before he or she is accredited with the Building and Construction Authority or an organisation prescribed under Regulation 11
  • Duly completed FI Application Form
  • Façade Inspection course passing certificate
  • Degree Certs & Transcripts
  • Photocopy of NRIC
  • CV – Work Experience
(l) an Industrial Technician Certificate, or a National Technical Certificate Grade 2, issued by the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore, or an equivalent qualification; or

GCE ‘N’, ‘O’ or ‘A’ level or an equivalent qualification

at least 10 years’ facade-related working experience occurring within the 12 years immediately before he or she is accredited with the Building and Construction Authority or an organisation prescribed under Regulation 11
  • Duly completed FI Application Form
  • Façade Inspection course passing certificate
  • NITEC/’N’/’O’/’A’ Certs & Transcripts
  • Photocopy of NRIC
  • CV – Work Experience

*For Group 2 registrants belonging to categories (a), (b), (c) & (i), the interview by the Joint Accreditation Committee will not be conducted.

Click here to download the FI Registration Form.

 

You may submit the form, together with all supporting documents, by hand (strictly by appointment ONLY) to:

Joint Accreditation Committee (FI)

c/o The Institution of Engineers, Singapore

70 Bukit Tinggi Road

Singapore 289758

 

For enquiries related to your application, please contact the Secretariat at:

Tel: 6461 1241

Fax: 6467 1108

Email: fi@iesnet.org.sg

This section is under construction. Please check back at a later date. Thank you.
 

Amount
(Subject to GST)

Remarks
Application Fee (One-time, non-refundable) $40 (See note 1)
Interview Fee (If an interview is arranged) $100  
Registration Fee (For a period of 12 months) $120 (See note 2)
Registration Renewal Fee (For a period of 12 months) $120 (See note 3)

 

Notes:

1. C&S REs and RTOs registered with IES with existing record will be given 50% discount.

2. C&S REs and RTOs who have a valid registration with IES will be given 50% discount.

3. C&S REs and RTOs who have a valid registration with IES may apply to renew their FI registration at a 50% discount.

Payment can be made via the following methods:

(i) AXS (online) -  Please click here and select -> Pay Bills -> Memberships -> Select IES logo -> Membership ID : Enter RE0163 or RTO2980 -> Remarks: CSFI New.

(ii) Cheques should be made payable to 'IEH-ACESing Joint Registry' and be posted to:

Joint Accreditation Committee (C&S FI)

c/o The Institution of Engineers, Singapore

70 Bukit Tinggi Road

Singapore 289758

Once payment has been made, please email your receipt to fi@iesnet.org.sg with subject: REG ID / Mode of Payment for C&S FI / Year of Renewal.

E.g.: XXX-3300 Online payment for C&S FI 2021

Commitee Structure

Co-Chairs

Er. Chan Ewe Jin (IES)

Er. Sivakumaran Murugesu (ACES)

Er. Lee Chee Weye (BCA)

 

Members

Dr. Ang Choon Keat (IES)

Er. Koh Boon Liang (ACES)

Er Tay Ah Ching (BCA)

Mr. Thomas Ho (SIA)

Er. Choy Kong Yan (BCA)

 

Secretariat

Mr Victor Tham (IES)

Ms Nurul Aisyah (IES)

 

List of Accredited Facade Inspectors