APPRAISAL OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES, REPAIR MATERIALS AND REHABILITATION
DATE : FRIDAY, 18TH SEPTEMBER 2015 VENUE : NUSS GUILD HOUSE, SUNTEC CITY
ABSTRACT All concrete structures during its operational life may require strengthening and/or rehabilitation. The common reasons requiring such are change of use or deterioration due to corroding steel in reinforced concrete. While the range of choice of repair materials and rehabilitation techniques are wide in variety, an assessment is necessary in most cases, whether it is determining in-situ strength of concrete or the agents causing the corrosion of the steel in concrete. This seminar brings to the construction industry experts in their own field who will speak about assessment of concrete in particular with strength, materials technology and rehabilitation techniques
SPEAKERS Dr Tam Chat Tim, NUS Brian Williams, BASF Liao Haixue, Vector Corrosion Technologies
Objectives 1. To disseminate knowledge and technical development on the subject matter. 2. Speakers will share on different aspects such as properties and durability of concrete when sea-water is used. 3. The effects of sea-water on concrete structures are also given.
Supported by the following Institutions:
The supporting organizations are:
• National University of Singapore • Singapore Polytechnic • Land Transport Authority
Posted on Saturday 15 November 2014 - 06:14:16 by admin
The Ready-Mixed Concrete Association of Singapore
with the support of the Building & Construction Authority presents the ONE-DAY WORKSHOP on “SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE” 16 January 2015 Venue: Goodwood Park Hotel, Scotts Road, Singapore
Introduction: The Workshop is organised to present papers and discuss initiatives on the sustainability of concrete as a construction material.
The Workshop will be of importance and interest to the ready-mixed and precast concrete manufacturers, concrete technologists, contractors, consulting engineers and researchers.
The various issues to be presented are listed in the programme. Dr C T Tam, a well-known professional engineer who specialises on concrete research and consultancy will lead the Workshop with the Introductory Lecture on the “Role of EN and SS standards in Sustainable Concrete” .Other prominent professionals and researchers will present their findings and amongst them include: -Prof C S Poon, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong “Research activities on recycled aggregate concrete at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University” -A/Prof Ong Khim Chye, Gary, National University of Singapore, Singapore. “Recycled Aggregates Can Make the Grade” -Dr Tamilselvan, Newall Tech Pte. Ltd, Singapore “Use of Recycled Aggregate in Concrete–A Performance Based Approach” -Dr S F Wong, Temasek Polytechnic, Singaporre “Use of Recycled Plastics In Building Materials” -Mr Mittsuya Miyamoto, NR-MIX, Japan “Recent achievements on returned concrete, Japan”
-Dr Sabet D Bahador, EnGro Corporation Limited, Singapore “Toward sustainable concrete: Specifying and achieving economical high strength and durable concrete” -Mr David Ball, David Ball Inc, United Kingdom “The advantages of High Sustainability Concrete for a low carbon future" -Mr Lu Jin Ping, Admaterials Technologies Pte Ltd, Singapore “Design of durable concrete mix for sustainability” -Dr Daneti Saradhi Babu, Alliance concrete Singapore Pte Ltd “Sustainability of concrete constructions for 21st century” -Dr Sven Asmus, BASF, Singapore “Eco Friendly Self Compacting Concrete (SCC) for Every Day Applications” -Dr Herbert Zheng, Gammon Construction Ltd., Hong Kong "Concrete: from Grey to Green"
Venue-Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore
-presentation of tokens of appreciation and certificates of participation. Adjournment Note: CPU points from the Singapore Professional Engineers Board -pending. Note! Visit www.cipremier.com for the abstracts of the presentations
Enquiry and Registration:
To Ms Peggy L P Teo, Secretariat, RMCAS Workshop Tel 9127-0094 or @ The Registration Fee is SGD200/- per person and this fee includes attendance and the workshop kit with refreshments and lunch. If you have any points you wish to bring up for discussion at the Open Forum, please send in your questions/comments etc in writing to the Secretariat before the Workshop. Registration Fees are payable by crossed cheque to “Ready-Mixed Concrete Association of Singapore” and please send the cheque to 150 Orchard Road #07-14 Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841.
No formal registration form is required, just send an e-Registration, giving the following details: Name of Participant Position Affiliation Address Contacts: Office Telephone, mobile and email address? Send you fees to RMCAS Workshop Secretariat, 150, Orchard Road #07-14, Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841. Cross your cheques to “Ready-Mixed Concrete Association of Singapore”. A receipt and joining letter will follow
[27 June 2013] USING NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING AS AN INSPECTION TOOL IN STRUCTURAL EVALUATION
Posted on Tuesday 18 June 2013 - 08:48:40 by admin
Please be informed that a FREE SEMINAR jointly organized by Proceq Technical Services and Singapore Concrete Institute(SCI) will be conducted. Details of the event as follows :-
Title : USING NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING AS AN INSPECTION TOOL IN STRUCTURAL EVALUATION (see attachment)
Speakers : 5(FIVE) RECOGNIZED INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Date : 27 JUNE 2013 (THURS)
Time : 8.15AM - 1.00PM (Registration starts at 8.15am)
Venue : SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC, LT5A, BLK T5 (Location Map at page 4 of attached flyer)
Food : SNACKS AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
Cost : FREE
Don't hesitate, register now to avoid disappointment !
Recently a 50 years old building collapsed in an urban area of Hong Kong. Four occupants were killed and a number of them injured. This incident raised an alert of the city over the Hong Kong urban area. The government will enact a law for Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme (MBIS) for old buildings of 30 years old and the implementation of it will be end of the year. A registry of Registered Inspector (RI) will be kept by HK Building Authority to liaise with building owners and carry out the building inspection. The RI shall be RPE of HKIE. A profession named as Building Diagnosticians will emerge to actually conduct the inspection. HKAS will offer accreditation of building diagnostic testing. HKCI will publish a Code of Practice for Condition Assessment for Old Buildings. Ir. Cheung will talk about this implementation of MBIS from the perspectives of HKIE, HKAS and HKCI.
Networking & Dinner – 8.15 – 9.00pm
About the Speaker
Ir. CK Cheung is a Senior Accreditation Officer of the Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS). He is a Registered Professional Engineer (RPE) in Civil and Geotechnical Disciplines of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). He received a MSc and DIC from Imperial College of London and a MEng from Hong Kong University (HKU). He is the President of Hong Kong Institution of Certified Auditors (HKICA). He is also the Vice-President of the Hong Kong Concrete Institute (HKCI). He is also both a Lead Evaluator of the Asian Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) and Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC). Mr. Cheung now is leading six members APLAC and PAC team to perform a peer evaluation of Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) here in Singapore during this week.
Registration: NDTSS Members – Free, SCI Members - S$10/person, Non Members – S$20/- Person
Contact: Ms. Jean at 90460647 / Ms. Yanti at 65591208 for Registration or Email –@
[23 July 09] Impact of EN on Singapore Standards: Concrete Perspective
Date : 23 July 2009 (Thursday) Time : 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Venue : Grand Park City Hall Hotel 10 Coleman Street Singapore 179809
Fee : ACI SC Member - Free Non-member - S$25 nett per pax (Fee includes seminar manuals, Year 2009 free membership to American Concrete Institute Singapore Chapter and 8 course chinese dinner) PROGRAMME
6.30 pm : Arrival of Guests 7.00 pm : Opening Address ~ By Mr Sunny Lim President, ACI Singapore 7.15 pm : Technical Presentation Impact of EN on SS -Concrete Perspective ~ Dr Tam Chat Tim 8.15 pm : Q & A Session 8.30 pm : Dinner & networking session 10.00 pm: End
UK has adopted European Standard design codes and standards for materials specification and testing. With this move, British Standards are gradually being withdrawn and may even be made obsolete. As a result, there will be no further support to update these codes and standards.
In general, Singapore Standards have traditionally been based on the equivalent British Standards. With the changes in UK, Singapore Standards will also be realigned with EN.
The presentation covers mainly the materials aspects of concrete in these new specifications and testing standards, particularly concrete as a material. There are several major changes which require the attention in concrete design, specification, testing and acceptance criteria including assessment of in-situ concrete using cores and NDT methods.
• New specifications and testing standards • Major changes of the standards in - Concrete Design - Specification - Testing • Acceptance criteria • Assessment of in-situ concrete using cores and NDT methods
Dr Tam Chat Tim obtained his BE in Civil Engineering and MEng (Structures) from the University of Adelaide and PhD from the University of Calgary. Over the pass 50 years since his graduation, he has worked as a design engineer for three years before joining the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya for a period of 16 years and then moved to the Department of Civil Engineering, National University since 1979. He has retired since 1996 but remains as a Fellow to continue with his research and providing technical advice to the construction industry. Dr Tam has been involved in standardisation activities both in Malaysia and Singapore. Over the past few years he has been engaged in the review and drafting of national annexes to the new Euro standards in concrete and constituents for concrete for the migration of Singapore standards based on former British standards to the EN standards which are replacing the British standards.
Having served as a President of the Singapore Chapter of ACI, he was made a Distinguished Chapter Member. He has been a member of the Nomination Committee since becoming a Past President.