Planning, Design, Construction and Commissioning of Staircase Storey Shelters

Event code: 76054


The Civil Defence (CD) Shelter Design Workshop 2018 is designed to provide industry practitioners with insights into good staircase storey shelter design practices in compliance with the latest “Technical Requirements for Storey Shelters 2015”. Flexibility in shelter design, including waiver approval cases such as voids located within shelter setback distance will also be discussed.


The workshop aims to equip participants with the knowledge to:

  • understand the important architectural and structural design considerations for staircase storey shelters;
  • plan and design staircase storey shelters in compliance with technical requirements for storey shelters; and
  • supervise the construction and commissioning inspection of staircase storey shelters.


Staircase Storey Shelter Design Requirements

  • Architectural and structural requirements for shelter protection
  • Shelter carcass, shelter space allocation and continuity of shelter tower to the foundation
  • Design and construction of volumetric precast staircase storey shelters
  • Structural requirements of staircase storey shelters

Staircase Storey Shelter Design Case Studies

  • Good design practice of staircase storey shelters with illustration Storey Shelter Construction and Commissioning
  • Good construction practices with illustrations to avoid common non-compliances observed during shelter site inspection and shelter commissioning inspection


Er. Neo Seng Hai, Senior Principal Engineer, Civil Defence Shelter Engineering, Special Functions Group, BCA
Er. Neo performs regulatory control and provides consultancy services in the design, construction and commissioning of CD shelters. He also works closely with SCDF in the evaluation of storey shelter waiver applications, regular review of and revision to technical requirements for storey shelters.


Participant who achieved at least 75% attendance will be awarded Certificate of Attendance (COA)


  • Architects
  • Structural Engineers
  • Shelter Designers
  • Site Supervisors
  • Builders


6th Run : To be adviced
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: BCA Academy
Fee (incl of GST): S$350.00
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


PEB: Pending
BOA-SIA: Pending
IES- ACES (REs/RTOs): Pending

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  3. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) can disclose to other government agencies any information relating to this application.
  4. Payment for the course must be made to BCA before the course commencement date.
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  6. BCA reserves the right to accept or reject the application for whatever reason.
  7. BCA shall at its discretion allocate a space to the registered applicant, based on availability.
  8. BCA reserves the right to amend any details relating to the course, revise the course fees without prior notice, cancel or postpone the course.
  9. No deferment is allowed.
  10. Request for withdrawal must be made in writing. Requests are subject to approval by BCA and administration fee: Written request for withdrawal that reaches BCA - At least 2 weeks before the course commencement date: 10% of course fee is payable. - Less than 2 weeks but more than 3 working days before the course commencement date: 25% of course fee is payable. - 3 working days or less before the course commencement date: full course fee is payable.
  11. No Replacement is allowed for funded participants.
  12. The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points indicated for any course offered by BCA is subject to change and final approval by the relevant professional accreditation bodies.
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  16. Re-assessment fee is applicable for those who are required to re-take the assessment.
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