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Certificate in Facade Inspection

Event code: 79092

The Certificate in Façade Inspection course is designed to equip participants with essential knowledge and skills in façade inspection. On top of legislative framework and requirements on façade inspection, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of various façade systems and materials, their particular maintenance needs and inspection methods.

• Importance of Building Maintenance and Inspection
• Good Practices on Inspection Procedure and Reporting
• Work at Height
- WSH Act and Applicable Legal Requirements
- Risk Assessment
- Employer’s Duties
- Other Considerations
• Common Accessibility Provision and Safety Checklist
• Material Science and Façade Maintainability
- Life Span of Common Façade Materials in Singapore
- Façade Maintenance and Technologies
• Precast, Masonry and Others
- Fundamentals of Infill Systems and its appurtenances (gutter, clothes drying racks, exterior false ceilings, facia boards etc)
- Deterioration, Failure Modes and Particular Maintenance Needs
- Assessment / Classification
- Case Studies
• Glass Walls and Others
- Fundamentals
- Deterioration, Failure Modes and Particular Maintenance Needs
- Assessment / Classification
- Case Studies
• Claddings and Canopies
- Fundamentals
- Deterioration, Failure Modes and Particular Maintenance Needs
- Assessment / Classification
- Case Studies


MR MATHIEU MEUR is the Director (Technical) of DP Architects. He is a multi-disciplinary engineer by training. Throughout the years, he has developed extensive knowledge of all types of building envelope systems in terms of design, engineering and related codes of practice. Mr Meur also writes for technical publications and is a frequent speaker at conferences. He is also a Senior Member of the Institution of Engineers of Singapore since 2004 and a fellow of the Society of Façade Engineering from United Kingdom since 2010.

MR KABI SUBRAMANIAM is the leader of the Existing Buildings Team in Arup Singapore. He obtained his BE (Civil) and Master (Technology Management) from The University of New South Wales. He has 11 years of experience as a Structural Engineer and is a registered professional engineer with the Institute of Engineers, Australia. Mr Kabi has had a broad experience in the inspection of building facades in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Bangladesh. His particular interest relates to the diagnosis of façade failures and providing practical solutions to addressing the defects. Most recently he was involved in projects such as the Tiong Bahru Plaza, Singapore Post Head Quarters, Capital Tower, UOB PLaza and Keppel Bay Towers among others, which involved assessment of façade, façade upgrading and façade defects inspection.


This course is targeted at industry professionals who wish to obtain technical knowledge on façade inspection. They include:
• Professional Engineers and Registered Architects
• Resident Engineers and Resident Technical Officers

This course involves assessment.
A Certificate of Successful Completion (CSC) will be issued to participants who fulfil the following requirements:
i. Achieve at least 75% class attendance; and
ii. Score at least 75% for the closed book MCQ test.

12th Run: 15, 16, 17 & 20 April 2020

Duration: 3.5 days

Time: Day 1 to 3: 9am to 5.30pm
Last Day: 9am to 1.30pm

Venue: BCA Academy

Fee (incl of GST): S$ 1,500.00

Refreshments will be provided.

*Skills Development Fund (SDF) funding is available for this course. To enjoy the SDF funding, companies are required to apply through SSG’s SkillsConnect system @ (terms and conditions may apply).

In keeping with our green and sustainable practices, course notes will be available in e-format.

PEB: Pending
BOA-SIA: Pending



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