Overview

Singapore landscape in our Built Environment has been fast changing since the 1950 era as we moved from a developing to a developed nation. The earlier building structures, some of which are still standing and have been preserved for the past few decades, have faced the harsh tropical humid climate. Buildings are prone to defects such as cracks, peeling of paint, fungi attack, as well as dampness on the walls and ceilings. These are some of the typical building defects in Singapore. 

This 2-day course aims to provide the basic knowledge on the types of defects in building structures, the methodology adopted to conduct defect investigation,  as well as the use of non-destructive testing (NDT) such as  thermal imaging and ultrasound. The potential cause for different forms of defects will be discussed with practical experience in the NDT lab in SIT@SP and IMRE, A*STAR lab.
 

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Types of Building Defects 
  • To review the typical forms of defects that arises in different building structures constructed with different materials 
  • To understand the root cause of defects in building façade 

Investigation of type of defects with non-destructive testing (NDT) tools 
  • To provide the means to study different types of defects with the use of thermal imaging and other tools
  • To study the operating principles of ultrasonic testing particularly its application for steel and weldments
  • To explain the emerging NDT trend from conventional to optical NDT
  • To describe working principle of active thermography and its application for surface & sub-surface (<5mm) defect detection
  • To describe working principle of shearography and its application for sub-surface (<10mm) defect detection
  • To describe working principle of terahertz and its application for sub-surface (>10mm) defect detection
  • To highlight the use of emerging technologies, e.g. drones, AI/ML, IoT, big data, etc.

Proposed methodology for Effective maintenance of Building Architecture 
  • To highlight emerging trends in structural monitoring, e.g. better materials, better performance, etc.
  • To describe working principle of direct-write sensor & ts application to building defect monitoring

Who Should Attend

  • Specialists in facility management
  • MEP Engineers in Built Environment
  • Contractors and Building operators
  • Building Safety Engineers
  • Architects
  • Interior Designers
 

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY (Only for SIT Alumni)
 

Certificate and Assessment

An SITLEARN Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend at least 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course
 

Schedule

Day 1 Schedule
  • Typical forms of defects that arises in different building structures constructed with different materials
  • To understand the root cause of defects in building façade
  • Introduction to NDT using ultrasound and its use for building defects Identification in steel and welds
  • Hands-on and practical in the NDT Lab 
Day 2 Schedule
  • Introduction to emerging NDT techniques
  • Introduction to thermography and its use for building defect detection
  • Classroom hands-on of thermal cameras
  • Introduction to shearography and terahertz, and their uses for building defect detection
  • Introduction to emerging technologies that empower NDT technologies 
  • Introduction to emerging trends in structural monitoring, e.g. better materials, better performance, etc.
  • Working principle of direct-write sensor & its application to building defect monitoring
  • Lab tour of the setup/ facility in IMRE for carrying out defect analysis 
  • Hands-on and practical in the IMRE NDT Lab 

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$1,926.00 $577.80 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,926.00 $577.80 $217.80
Non-Singaporeans $1,926.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible
 
Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@SP, 510 Dover Road, Singapore 139660, and IMRE @ A*STAR, 2 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138634
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 09 Nov 2020 (Mon) to
10 Nov 2020 (Tue)
Registration is Closed.

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