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1 Construction - Career CONSTRUCTION : The Career Field That Improves Our Quality of Life Dr Sam Man Keong ( 岑文强 ) CEng, FIET, MICE. MCIOB, FSIET(F), Asean Engineer Honorary Secretary Singapore Institute of Engineering Technologists

2 Construction - Career Highlights What is Construction? Some Major Construction Projects in Singapore. The Construction Professionals & Job Opportunities. Challenges of Singapore’s Construction Industry.

3 Construction - Career Highlights Preparing for a Successful Construction Career. Educational Opportunities in Construction in Singapore. Professional Bodies in Construction. Outlook for the Future. Useful Links. Q & A

4 Construction - Career About the Speaker : Sam Man Keong ( 岑文强 ) A Self-directed Lifelong Learner for more than 40 years. Have gone through both non- traditional & traditional education routes. Chartered Engineer (UK/Ireland/Australia) Chartered Builder(UK) Chartered Environmentalist (UK) Chartered Mathematician(UK) Chartered Scientist(UK).

5 Construction - Career My Carpentry Workshop at home – early 60s

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7 7 What is Construction? In the fields of architecture and civil engineering, construction is a process that consists of the building or assembling of infrastructure.architecturecivil engineeringbuildinginfrastructure Far from being a single activity, large scale construction is a feat of human multitasking.human multitasking Normally, the job is managed by a project manager, and supervised by a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project architect.project managerconstruction managerdesign engineerconstruction engineerproject architect

8 Construction - Career What is Construction? In general, there are four types of construction: –Residential Building construction –Industrial construction –Commercial Building construction –Heavy Civil construction Each type of construction project requires a unique team to plan, design, construct and maintain the project.

9 Construction - Career Some Major Construction Projects in Singapore. High-rise Buildings. Bridges. Expressways. MRT Ports : Air ; Sea Land Reclamation works Waterworks Wastewater Treatment works.

10 Construction - Career Singapore – High-Rise Buildings (CBD)

11 Construction - Career Singapore – Changi Airport Terminal 1 A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 and a Northwest Airlines Boeing 747 at the airportAirbus A380Boeing 747

12 Construction - Career A C751B train at Eunos MRT Station.C751B trainEunos MRT Station

13 Construction - Career Singapore Deep Tunnel Sewerage System - Contract T-06 (Queensway Tunnel) : The Queensway Tunnel comprises a 9.7km long and 30-45m deep bored tunnel of 3.3m internal diameter, including drop shaft, access shafts, work shafts and other underground wastewater structures.

14 Construction - Career Jurong Island, photographed in February Petrochemical industries

15 Construction - Career Source : ST – 5 & 6 February 2013

16 Construction - Career The Construction Professionals Architects Engineers : Civil; Electrical; Mechanical; Building Services Surveyors : Land; Quantity; Building Project Manager Construction Manager Site Agent Site Supervisor Resident Engineer (RE) Resident Technical Officer (RTO)

17 Construction - Career ST - Job Opportunities (2013)

18 Construction - Career ST – Job Opportunities (2013)

19 Construction - Career ST-Job Opportunities (12 Feb 2013)

20 Construction - Career ST-Job Opportunities (13 Feb 2013)

21 Construction - Career Challenges of Singapore’s Construction Industry. 1. Focus on attracting the next generation into the industry. 2. Better training for existing workforce. 3. Ensure workforce includes experienced heads. 4. Use of pre-fabricated components. 5. Increase used of technology: the use of tools such as BIM (Building Information Modeling).

22 Construction - Career Preparing for a Successful Construction Career. What should you study before going to College/University? How to choose a College/University? How to manage Your Construction Career while in College? Beyond the undergraduate degree. Professional licensing

23 Construction - Career What should you study before going to College/University? Construction is built on ‘Mathematics’ and ‘Science’. Traditional Route : GCE(O)  GCE(A)  University (NUS/NTU). Alternative Routes: –GCE(O)  Poly Diploma  University –GCE(O)  ITE Higher Nitec  Poly Diploma  University

24 Construction - Career How to choose a College/University? Web pages ; Catalogs Entrance requirements. Construction majors and specialties offered at each college or university. Costs of tuition, and room and board, etc. Accredited? Professional recognized? Check websites : ; ;

25 Construction - Career How to manage Your Engineering Career while in College? Bachelor’s degree programs in Construction normally take four years full-time to complete. NUS – BSc(Project & Facilities Management)(Honours)[Website: ] –Duration : 4 – year Full-Time –Major Subjects: Project Management Facilities Management Dispute Management

26 Construction - Career Beyond the undergraduate degree Work or Graduate School? Work: Industry, business, consulting, marketing, management, government, research, university teaching, etc. Graduate School: Business or management; master’s and doctoral degrees in construction disciplines.

27 Construction - Career Professional licensing Architects : –Architects Act (Chapter 12) Builders : –Building Control Act (Chapter 29) : Builder’s License Engineers: –Professional Engineers Act (Chapter 253) : PE –Building Control Act (Chapter 29) : QP; RE; RTO Surveyors : –Land Surveyors Act (Chapter 156) –Appraisers Act (Chapter 16) : Licensed Appraiser

28 Construction - Career Educational Opportunities in Construction in Singapore Local Universities/Polytechnics: –NUS : BSc(PFM); MSc(PM) –NTU : MSc(ICM) –UniSIM : BSc(Facilities & Events Mgt); BSc(Building & Project Mgt) –SP : ??? –NP : ??? –BCA Academy : Diploma in Construction Engineering.

29 Construction - Career Educational Opportunities in Construction in Singapore Overseas Degrees via PEIs –RMIT (via SIM) : BAppSc(CM) –HWU (via TGC) : BSc(FM/QS/CPM); MSc(FM/CPM) –UCL (via BCA Academy) : MSc(Facility & Environment Mgt)[or visit es/postgraduate/mscdiploma-facility-environmental- management-singapore ]http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/graduate/programm es/postgraduate/mscdiploma-facility-environmental- management-singapore –University of Nottingham (via BCA Academy) : MSc (Sustainable Building Design). [See website: ]

30 Construction - Career Educational Opportunities in Construction in Singapore Construction Awards by PEIs –TGC : Professional Diploma in Construction Engineering* –NIM : Diploma in Construction Engineering* –*Recognized by SIET as satisfying its academic requirement for the membership grade of ‘Member (MSIET)’.

31 Construction - Career TGC-HWU Pathways to Prof Mem & Registration GCE(O) or its equivalent Recognized Diploma, e.g. TGC-PDCE MSIET [Min Age: 25 yrs; Min Exp: 5 yrs HWU – Yr 3 of BSc(CPM) MSIB 4 yrs Experience HWU – MSc(CPM) SIET – Level 3 (Fellowship) Exam  FSIET CIOB : Chartered Builder (UK) RICS : Charteted Surveyor (UK) MSE, PEng(UK) MSc(Eng)  CEng

32 Construction - Career Useful links – HWU - MSc MSc(Construction Project Management) :  Chartered Builder (CIOB); Chartered Surveyor(RICS) : *MSc(Civil Engineering) :  CEng *MSc(Civil Engineering & Construction Management) :  CEng df df *MSc(Structural & Foundation Engineering) :  CEng *MSc(Water Resources) :  CEng * Available by Distance Learning

33 Construction - Career Professional Bodies in Construction - UK Architects : RIBA (1834) Builders : CIOB (1834) Engineers: –ICE (1818; RC ) –IStructE (1908; RC – 1934) –IET (IEE – 1871; IIE – 1884)(RC – 1921) –IMechE (1847; RC – 1930) –CIBSE (IHVE – 1897; IES – 1909; CIBS – 1976; CIBSE – 1985) Surveyors : –RICS (1868; RC-1881) –ABE (IAAS ; ABE )

34 Construction - Career Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), United Kingdom The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is a body that represents professionals who work within the built environment in the United Kingdom and other sovereign nations.professionalsbuilt environmentUnited Kingdom The CIOB has over 45,000 members worldwide. Members are drawn from a wide range of professional disciplines working within the built environment, including clients, consultants and contractors as well specialists in regulation, research and education.built environment Website:

35 Construction - Career Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), United Kingdom The following designatory letters may be used by members of the CIOB: –Associate members may use "ACIOB". –Incorporated members may use "ICIOB". –Members may use "MCIOB". –Fellows may use "FCIOB". Members and Fellows of CIOB may describe themselves as a "Chartered Builder" - or "Incorporated Builder" for an Incorporated member.

36 Construction - Career CIOB – Reciprocal Agreements Dual Membership –The CIOB honour membership from similar Institutes, automatically providing membership into the CIOB at the same level. Below are the current Dual Membership Agreements: Konstruktorfereningen - DenmarkKonstruktorfereningen Recognition –The CIOB recognise similar bodies standards in educational accreditation. Below are the current Recognition Agreements: Higher Education Training Awards Council (HETAC) - IrelandHigher Education Training Awards Council (HETAC) American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) National Board of Construction Management Accreditation (NBCMA) - ChinaNational Board of Construction Management Accreditation (NBCMA)

37 Construction - Career Professional Bodies in Construction - Singapore Architects : Singapore Institute of Archiects (SIA)[1961] Builders : Singapore Institute Building Ltd (SIB)[1980] Property & Facility Managers : Association of Property & Facility Managers (APFM)[1995] Project Managers : Society of Project Managers (SProjM)[1994]

38 Construction - Career Outlook for the Future Construction demand remains strong. Contracts awarded (excl. Reclamation)[Source : BCA, as at 16 Jan 2013) –2009 : Billion dollars (S$) –2010 : Billion dollars (S$) –2011 : Billion dollars (S$) –2012 (preliminary) : Billion dollars (S$) –2013(Forecast) : 26.0 – 32.0 Billion dollars (S$)

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41 Construction - Career ST-Changi-T4 (9 Feb 2013)

42 Construction - Career ST – MRT2013 (18 Jan 2013)

43 Construction - Career ST- Land Reclamation (1 Feb 2013)

44 Construction - Career ST-Sports Hub (9 Feb 2013) Expected date of Completion : Early 2014

45 Construction - Career Useful Links –UK Professional Bodies CIOB : RIBA : RICS : ICE : IStructE : CIBSE :

46 Construction - Career Useful Links – Professional Bodies in Singapore SIA : SIBL : SISV : APFM : SProjM : IES : SIET :

47 Construction - Career Questions & Answers Thank You The CPD to Success: C :Courage 勇气 ; 胆量 P :Patience 忍耐 ; 耐性 ; Perseverance 毅力 ; 恒心 D :Determination 决心 ; 意志

48 Construction - Career 每個人的生命都有盡頭,許多人往往在生命即將結束時, 才發現自己還有很多事沒有做,這實在是一種遺憾。 人生是一張單程車票,失去的便永遠不會再擁有。 千萬別把美好的生命浪費在等待上, 把握現在,享受現在,才是最重要的。 把握現在 ‏ 1970 (KT – Johore) 无怨,无悔,永不回头


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