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Announcement

SCI Gala Dinner 2014
Posted on Sunday 17 August 2014 - 03:00:00 by admin  
Dear Members,

The Next SCI Gala dinner will be on 14th November 2014 and we are looking forward to your continuous support.

You can download the media kit here:

SCI Media Kit 2014

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If you have any question, Please feel free to contact us.

Thanks and Regards,
Dr. Sabet Divsholi Bahador, 2nd Vice President

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SCI Networking Night 18 Sept 2014
Posted on Wednesday 03 September 2014 - 13:41:24 by admin  

SCI Social Networking Night
at NUSS, Suntec City Guild House, 3 Temasek Boulevard,
2nd Level, Suntec City Mall (near Esplanade MRT)
on 18th September 2014 (Thursday)
6.30pm onwards


Dear Members and Friends of SCI

Once again, you are cordially invited to the Singapore Concrete Institute’s Social Networking Night at Suntec City Guild House, 3 Temasek Boulevard from 6.30pm onwards.

There will be FREE BEER as well as FINGER FOOD for Members (first come first serve basis) which is made possible by the generosity of


PAN-UNITED CONCRETE PTE LTD

Panunited

Please download registration form SCI Networking night 18 Sept 2014


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Recycled and Secondary Aggregates and their Use in Construction
Posted on Sunday 24 August 2014 - 13:20:48 by admin  
BCA-SCI 1½ DAY JOINT WORKSHOP ON
Recycled and Secondary Aggregates and their Use in Construction

INTRODUCTION

Over 30 billion tonnes of non-renewal resource in the form of aggregates are used per annum worldwide in the construction sector. A significant amount of this can potentially be replaced by recycled and secondary aggregates (RSAs). Funded jointly by BCA’s Sustainable Construction Capability Development Fund and the Singapore construction industry, a state of art review of global knowledge from over 4000 publications on RSAs and their use in construction, undertaken by Prof R K Dhir OBE and his team over 2½ years, has recently been concluded. In this workshop, he will discuss the salient aspects of this review relating to potential use of recycled aggregates (RA), glass cullet (GC) and sewage sludge incinerated bottom ash (SIBA) in concrete, geotechnical, road pavement and other applications.
OBJECTIVES
The workshop aims to provide understanding of:
• The state of the art review of global research covering major RSA waste streams.
• Characteristics of the selected RSA materials and discovering their potential for use.
• What has been achieved globally and can be used and potential for further applications.
• Dismantling barriers to the use of RSA in construction.
• Environmental Issues and the status and role of the related standards and specifications.
• Case studies to demonstrate potential for use of RA, GC and SIBA materials.
• Potential for developing innovative and sustainable further use of RSA materials.


Please download the flyer from here Recycled and Secondary Aggregates and their Use in Construction

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High-performance cooling tower formed at the double
Posted on Sunday 27 April 2014 - 13:28:10 by admin  
Dear Members,

Following article from Doka is very interesting!

High-performance cooling tower formed at the double


The population in Krishnapatnam, the port city in Andhra Pradesh, India, has a high population density of 500 persons per km², and rising. In order to meet these increasing energy needs, a new coal-fired power plant is currently being built by Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Ltd. (APPDCL) with a capacity of 2 x 800 MW. Construction company Tata Projects Ltd. received the megawatt order and entrusted the formwork construction of the cooling tower to Doka with its decades of international experience. The high-performing self-climbing Doka cooling tower formwork SK175 represents the ideal solution for such large-scale projects.

You can download and read full article here doka_2014_04_cooling_tower_india_en.pdf

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Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2014
Posted on Sunday 20 April 2014 - 13:03:27 by admin  
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Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia is Southeast Asia’s premier business platform for the green building and construction industry. It is an all-in-one showcase for state-of-the-art green building solutions, where international brands feature their latest technologies and sustainable designs of building products & services. The event congregates global green building solution providers & leading industry players for the Southeast Asian community of architects, engineers, contractors, developers, building owners and consultants. BEX Asia is typically scheduled over the course of 3 business working days, held in conjunction with the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) organised by the Building & Construction Authority, during the Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW).

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Fundamentals of Corrosion Mechanism and Protection in Wastewater Infrastructure
Posted on Friday 23 August 2013 - 06:00:57 by admin  
Title: Fundamentals of Corrosion Mechanism and Protection in Wastewater Infrastructure
Date: Thursday, 5 September

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: Connect@WaterHub
Free admission

- Overview of Wastewater Infrastructure in Singapore
Mr Tan Chee Hoon, Senior Principle Engineer, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
- Corrosion Protection in Wastewater Infrastructure
Dr Hu Chong, Global Technical Manager for Wastewater and Technical Concretes, Kerneos Aluminate Technologies
- Development of CAC concrete jacking pipe for sewer application in Singapore
Dr Tam Chat Tim, Associate Professorial Fellow, National University of Singapore


seminar_of_fundamentals_of_corrosion_mechanism_and_protection_in_wastewater_infrastructure.pdf

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35th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 15 Nov 2013 (Fri) at Swissotel Merchant Court
Posted on Wednesday 14 August 2013 - 02:33:17 by admin  
35th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 15 Nov 2013 (Fri) at Swissotel Merchant Court


Dear Members

Please be informed that Singapore Concrete Institute (SCI) will be celebrating our 35th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 15 Nov 2013 (Fri) at Swissotel Merchant Court. On the same day, our 6th Issue of SCI CONCRETUS will also be published.

On this note, the success of the event is credited largely to our sponsors and individuals like yourself who lend their names and financial support. Funds raised each year goes to SCI's continuous effect in promoting concrete construction quality, productivity, to serve the concrete industry and to support education in related fields.

We look forward to your support by participating as a sponsor/individual, which you will benefit from the extended exposure of our event with friends, colleagues, acquaintances of the industry.

Please refer to the attachment for the various levels of sponsorship packages as detailed in the Media Kit and Contract Form. Indeed, we are counting on your support and kindly email your sponsorship commitment to our Secretariat's email at scinst©scinst.org.sg

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your willingness to support the efforts of SCI and make a difference in our community.


Thanks & Best Regards
Koh Beng Thong
President
Singapore Concrete Institute (SCI)

sci_media_kit.pdf


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SCI EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2013
Posted on Wednesday 14 August 2013 - 02:18:32 by admin  
SCI EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2013


The Singapore Concrete Institute’s SCI Excellence Awards, in its 3rd year, continues to recognize the contribution of individuals and companies towards improvement of productivity in their building or civil engineering projects.

The Award aims to:
1. Encourage designers to introduce labour-efficient idea, material and design
2. Encourage project team to adopt labour-saving construction methods through introduction of alternative material, formwork system, precast technology, project planning, etc.
3. Recognize individuals and project team for the effort towards enhancing productivity through project planning and coordination, construction technology and project management

Awards will be given out to the following categories:-
1. Builders – contractors in both building and civil engineering works, M&E contractors, specialist like piling, precast, etc.
2. Professionals – all discipline including specialist consultants
3. Innovators – product and technology developers and suppliers,

Nominations are welcome from all players of the building and construction industry including academia, developers, consultants, contractors, specialist contractors, suppliers (material, technology, services, etc), plant & equipment suppliers.

ENTRY FORM

Fill the attached form and returned not later than 26 October 2013 to:

Singapore Concrete Institute
Attn: Edina Koh

sci_excellence_awards_2013.doc



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[workshop] 21-21 March 2013 Eurocode Design of Precast Concrete Structures
Posted on Monday 25 February 2013 - 03:48:02 by admin  
IINTRODUCTIION
Prefabrication as a construction method and concrete as a building material have many advantages over traditional
construction methods and other building materials, which include speed, economy, high quality and versatility. It is
an industrialized way of construction, with inherent benefits that has led to the proliferation of precast construction
around the world. The full benefits that that this technique has to offer can be enjoyed when proper attention is paid
at the planning, design, fabrication and construction stages.
This seminar aims at familiarizing participants with the issues involved in the planning, design, construction and
safety aspects of precasting / prefabrication with emphasis on high rise precast concrete structures. The course
gives a synthesis of the most recent knowledge about the design of precast building structures against a background
of 21st century innovations in concrete production and construction technology.

SPEAKERS PROFIILE:

Ir. Arnold Van Acker
Ir. Van Acker has been working for the last 50 years in the precast concrete
industry. Since 1987, he has been working at the R&D department of the
Consolis Group, a leading European manufacturer of precast concrete products
and structures, with more than 100 precast plants in 20 countries, over 8000
workers and a turn over exceeding 1 billion Euros. He has been a member of the
Belgian standardisation committee for the design of concrete structures,
member of the Drafting Committee of the European Standard Eurocode 2 for the
design of concrete structures, and convenor of the Work Group “Structural
precast concrete products” of in the European Committee for Standardisation
CEN, CEN TC 229. He is also an expert in the fire resistance of precast concrete
building structures.
He is still very active in prefabrication, more precisely as an expert of the
Belgian Precast Concrete Federation (FEBE). He is also visiting professor at the
High School for Engineers in Ghent, and member of the International Concrete
Federation fib – Commission on Prefabrication – since 1978 and chairman from
1986 till 2002. He has been awarded with the FIP medal for outstanding
contributions, and is internationally known through his conferences and Master
Courses on the design of precast building structures all over the world.

More information on registration here Eurocode Design of Precast Concrete Structures - Mar 2013.doc.pdf

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[COURSE] Principles and Applications of EN Standards on Concrete & Concrete Constituent Materials
Posted on Monday 25 February 2013 - 03:41:16 by admin  
ABOUT THE COURSE:

This series of workshops intend to introduce the new approach adopted in SS EN standards and the guidance in Singapore National Annexes for specific applications. Where appropriate, the difference between the existing practices and the new approach will be highlighted.

The workshops will be delivered by Dr. Tam Chat Tim, who was part of the Working Group in SPRING that reviewed the standards for concrete and concrete constituent materials in Singapore for the upcoming Eurocodes implementation.

DATES:
The workshops will run between April – June 2013.
Actual dates will be firmed after the BCA announces the implementation of Eurocodes in Singapore.

More Information Here Eurocode 2 (20 Feb 2013).pdf

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