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Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability

80 Jurong East Street 21
#04-08, Singapore 609607
Tel: (65) 6563 4166
Fax: (65) 6563 4156
Email: enquiry@recc.com.sg

Executive Training Courses

 

14th Run 1-DAY TRAINING COURSE

EXTERNAL WALLS AND CLADDINGS
Design, Defects, Maintenance and Repair

» Qualified for 7 PDUs by PE Board

COURSE BACKGROUND

In the past, external walls of framed buildings, comprised mainly of heavy masses of site-erected mortar-jointed masonry panels or concrete; wall surfaces were either self-finished or finished with plaster or tiles. Today, buildings are bigger, taller and more complex; a large variety of newer and lighter materials, and off-site site fabrication and systems are available, some of which allowed external walls to be attached as claddings.

External Walls and Claddings are expected to perform some of the most demanding roles. Beyond their ability to withstand wind loads, they need to prevent water penetration, control light and ventilation, and provide thermal and sound insulation. Economy however dictates that materials used be minimal, more standardisation and prefabrication occurs, and that projects be completed in shorter time frames. Aesthetics calls for ever-greater expanses of glass and the use of a wide palette of architectural materials. These often-conflicting requirements provide designers and constructors with challenges in design and installation, and maintenance managers with upkeep and repair problems should the walling system fails, as commonly manifested in water seepage, air infiltration and dislodgements.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course is designed to provide practical information on external walls and claddings with emphasis on technical principles of design and installation, common defects/problems and, maintenance requirements and repair methods. Site inspections will be conducted if weather permits.

COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

  • Introduction to External Walls and Claddings
    • Functional Requirements
    • Performance Criteria
    • Systems and Materials Overview
  • Masonry Infill Panel Walls
    • Overview: Design, Installation and Quality Control
    • Common Defects: Minor, Serious, Critical
    • Diagnostics, Maintenance and Repair
  • In-Situ Concrete Walls
    • Overview: Design, Installation and Quality Control
    • Common Defects: Minor, Serious, Critical
    • Diagnostics, Maintenance and Repair
  • Precast Concrete Claddings
    • Overview: Design, Installation and Quality Control
    • Common Defects: Minor, Serious, Critical
    • Diagnostics, Maintenance and Repair
  • Metal Claddings
    • Overview: Design, Installation and Quality Control
    • Common Defects: Minor, Serious, Critical
    • Diagnostics, Maintenance and Repair
  • Stone Claddings
    • Overview: Design, Installation and Quality Control
    • Common Defects: Minor, Serious, Critical
    • Diagnostics, Maintenance and Repair
  • Curtain Walls
    • Overview: Design, Installation and Quality Control
    • Common Defects: Minor, Serious, Critical
    • Diagnostics, Maintenance and Repair

COURSE LEADERS

Mimi Daraphet

Ms Daraphet is a Senior Façade Consultant with Meinhardt Facade Technology (MFT) Singapore. She has over 12 years of architectural experience including 4 years within facade design. She has a strong interest in concept design through to detail resolution and completion, and has extensive experience within all phases of the design and construct process. Ms Daraphet has also taught Architecture Theory & History and Architectural Design at the University of Technology, Sydney, as well as given lectures on architectural diagramming and interior design at The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Sydney.

Er. Yong Shan Chi

Mr Yong, a Professional Engineer (Civil) has extensive design and construction management experience. He started in design work with the HDB, moving on to the private sector where he was involved in foundation engineering and precast concrete work. He was instrumental in introducing the Autoclaved Lightweight Masonry Wall system and was in the forefront of the UOB Tower project, the first building with unitised Curtain Walls. He has been involved in D&B projects in Singapore and China providing project management and engineering design support. Mr Yong has developed learning material for CITI and lectures in modules such as Building Envelope and Precast Concrete Water-Tightness for them.

COURSE DATE & VENUE

Tuesday 4 Dec 2018 / Wednesday 13 Feb 2019 / Monday 22 Apr 2019
Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability
80 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609607

COURSE FEES

$615 nett per person. Course fees includes full colour course documentation and refreshments at tea breaks. For company-sponsored candidates, course fees are $502.50 nett after E2i Professional Development funding which will be granted on successful completion of an RECC Course Registration Form (please note that funding places are limited).   

For individuals, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory. NTUC members may claim up to $250 under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 

COURSE ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

The course has been approved for 7 PDU units under the PE Board Continuing Professional Development programme. Attendance certificates will be issued; they may also be suitable for meeting the CPD requirements of other relevant professional bodies not operating a CPD course accreditation system.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The course will benefit those who have a vested interest in buildings including:

  • Developers
  • Building Owners
  • Government Officials
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Contractors/Sub-Contractors/Suppliers
  • Property Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Management Corporations
  • Town Councils
  • and Others

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations made one week before the scheduled commencement date of the course will be subjected to an administrative fee of $100.00. The full fee of $615.00 will be payable thereafter for any cancellation; substitutions can be made at any time.

COURSE ENQUIRIES AND REGISTRATIONS

Mr Ken Chew
Tel: 6563 4166
Fax: 6563 4156 
E-mail: exectrg@recc.com.sg

 

PLEASE NOTE

It may be necessary for reasons beyond RECC’s control, to change the content and timing of the programme and the identity of the course leader/s.

 

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