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 façade failure, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is introducing a new Periodic Facade Inspection (PFI) Regime. The legislative Act amendments were passed on 6 March 2020 and drafting of necessary subsidiary legislations is in progress. 

Under the PFI regime, BCA is expecting 4,000 buildings to be inspected annually. It will require:

  • Facade inspections to be conducted every seven years for buildings that are more than 20 years old and over 13 metres in height. Landed houses are exempted.
  • Facade inspections to be carried out by a Competent Person, such as a professional engineer or registered architect, who can be assisted by a Facade Inspector.
  • Competent Person to propose appropriate rectification works, if façade deterioration is detected. These works must be carried out within a specified period.

BCA has worked with IES and the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACES) to introduce a Facade Inspector (FI) Registry which accredits personnel to assist the Competent Person to carry out his 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 Facade Inspector.

 

Facade Inspector will mainly encompass 2 groups:

  1. RE or RTO
  2. Others

Group 1 – RE or RTO

These registrants are current RE or RTO who have completed and passed a façade inspection training course conducted by IESA / BCAA. If they are registered with IES as a Civil & Structural RE/RTO with a valid certificate, 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 possessed a valid C&S RE/RTO certificate with IES, registrants will have to pay the stipulated fees (including Interview Fee) as shown in table.

Group 2 – Others            

Registrants qualified to register under Group 2 are as listed below:

  • Chartered Engineer (ICE/IStructE)*
  • Degree in Architecture or Engineering recognised by BOA / PEB with min. 1 year of related experience* (latest experience must not be more than 2 years from registration date)
  • Chartered Building Surveyor (RICS) with min. 1 year of related experience (latest experience must not be more than 2 years from registration date)
  • Degree in Architecture NOT recognised by BOA with min. 1 year of related experience (latest experience must not be more than 2 years from registration date)
  • Minimum 10 Years Facade-Related Experience**

* These 2 types of registrants under Group 2 need not attend an interview session.

** Facade-related experience includes the installation, repair, and maintenance of building façade elements on site. QA/QC checking of façade elements in the factory can also be considered as façade-related experience. 

All CV and work experience documents must be endorsed by PE or company stamp. All applicants must pass the Facade Inspection course conducted by IESA / BCAA first and produce the certificate, before applying for Facade Inspector Registry.

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 2019

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