Dear SCI Friends,

We would like to invite you to participate in 33rd SCI anniversary Gala dinner. 4th-5th issue of SCI Concretus will be distributed in this event.

The theme for this year event is “SCI, A Path to Productivity”. we would like to invite all industry players to submit their technical articles related to invocations and challenges in raising productivity to us.

Please click Here to download the media kit for 33rd SCI Anniversary Gala Dinner and 4th-5th issue of SCI Concretus.

 MediaKit33rddinner4th5thSCIConcretus


Please Download the contract from here
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The Deadline for Editorial Content of SCI Concretus is 1 October 2011.

For more information Please contact us here

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SCI Social Networking Night
at PENNY BLACK, 28 Boat Quay (near Raffles MRT)
on 19th May 2011 (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 Penny Black, 28 Boat Quay from 6.30pm onwards.

There will be FREE BEER for Members (first come first serve basis) which is made possible by the generosity of SINGAPORE CONCRETE INSTITUTE. ONLY PAID UP MEMBERS will be issued with coupons. However, PLEASE NOTE – New members subscription could be accepted on the night too !

As usual, there will be FREE FINGER FOOD courtesy of Penny Black, and their drinks prices are as follows :

Happy Hour
S$11.50 for pint of Tiger Beer and Heineken
S$12.00 for pint of Kilkenny, Old Speckled Hen and Strongbow Cider
S$8.00 for all House Wine
** All prices are nett**

Don’t hesitate, register early (email : scinst@scinst.org.sg) and we look forward to see you on Thursday, 19th May 2011 !

 

Download the flyer here  sci_social_networking_night__24_march_2011_.pdf

Scilogon
SCI Social Networking Night
at PENNY BLACK, 28 Boat Quay (near Raffles MRT)
on 24th March 2011 (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 Penny Black, 28 Boat Quay from 6.30pm onwards.

There will be FREE BEER for Members (first come first serve basis) which is made possible by the generosity of SINGAPORE CONCRETE INSTITUTE. ONLY PAID UP MEMBERS will be issued with coupons. However, PLEASE NOTE – New members subscription could be accepted on the night too !

As usual, there will be FREE FINGER FOOD courtesy of Penny Black, and their drinks prices are as follows :

Happy Hour
S$11.50 for pint of Tiger Beer and Heineken
S$12.00 for pint of Kilkenny, Old Speckled Hen and Strongbow Cider
S$8.00 for all House Wine
** All prices are nett**

Don’t hesitate, register early (email : scinst@scinst@org.sg) and we look forward to see you on Thursday, 24th March 2011 !

 

Download the flyer here  sci_social_networking_night__24_march_2011_.pdf

SINGAPORE CONCRETE INSTITUTE (SCI) & JAPAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE (JCI) JOINTLY ORGANISE

Practical Guideline for Investigation, Repair and Strengthening of Cracked Concrete Structures –2009

Date: 8th March 2011 (Tuesday)

Time: 9.30am – 6.00pm (Registration starts at 9.00am)

Venue: Main Lecture Theatre I Singapore Polytechnic
500 Dover Road
Singapore 139651
PDU Points: Pending


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In spite of numerous efforts to eliminate cracks from concrete structures, there are still many cracked concrete structures. Some cracks are very harmful and should be repaired as soon as possible, while other cracks are almost harmless. Therefore, a good guideline on how to deal with cracks in concrete structures has long been needed. JCI first published Practical Guideline for Investigation and Repair of Concrete Structures in 1980, a second version followed in 1987, and a third version was followed in 2003. In this third version, the English edition was also published. It was presented in Singapore in a seminar in March 2005 which was overwhelmingly received. Then in 2009, a fourth version was published in Japanese in 2009. This volume, titled Practical Guideline for Investigation, Repair and Strengthening of Cracked Concrete Structures -2009“ is the English edition of this latest version. It is believed that this guideline will be of much use when cracks are detected in existing concrete structures, both in Japan and overseas. JCI-SCI is pleased to announce this seminar in which all seminar participants will be given a copy of this latest guideline.

Recycled and Secondary Aggregates:
Use in Concrete Construction


This one day Seminar, which should be of interest to all those engaged in concrete construction, such as design/specifying engineers, contractors, precast concrete
manufacturers, ready mixed concrete suppliers, recycled and secondary aggregates suppliers, demolition contractors, will deal with the fundamentals, technology and practice of the use of recycled and secondary aggregates in concrete construction and uses case studies to show what has been achieved and the challenges that lay ahead in overcoming the barriers against the use of RSA and in so doing promote sustainable concrete construction.

 

The one day Seminar will consist of 7(seven) Lectures conducted by three prominent
lecturers in this field. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Date: 12 January 2011 (Wed)
Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm
(Registration starts at 9.00am)
Venue: The Hall
Singapore Polytechnic
500 Dover Road
Singapore 139651
**Enter by Gate 3
PDU Points: Pending

 

 rsa_seminar_12_jan_2011.pdf

Barriers to Progressing Concrete into 21st Century

Professor Ravindra K. Dhir OBE
Emeritus Professor, Concrete Technolgy, University of Dundee
Visiting Professor, Civil Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin
Director, Applying Concrete Knowledge
r.k,dhir@dundee.ac.uk

It can be argued that the way engineers specify, and ready-mix suppliers/building contractors produce concrete, has not greatly changed since the advent of concrete as we know it. This has given rise to some fundamental barriers to modernising of concrete and its fully embracing sustainability, in a well-informed and matured manner. Indeed, if we are not careful, there are some serious risks that can bring concrete into disrepute.

This seminar – that should interest design engineers, building contractors, ready-mix producers, concrete materials suppliers, government departments, regulatory and certifying authorities – will identify and discuss the malpractices that have remained within the concrete construction industry and have compromised the development of concrete as a modern construction material. The changes that are required, and will be responsive to the present needs, even though this may call for extensive research and development work, will also be discussed.

The Half-Day Seminar will consist of three Lectures (See program).

Details:
Date: 11th November 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 2.00pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, Orchid Room, Basement 1, 11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616.

BARRIERS TO PROGRESSING CONCRETE INTO 21st CENTURY

Program :2.00pm, Registration: 2.30pm

Lecture 1: Concrete Specification and Production Procedures: Historical Review

Lecture 2: Barriers to Modernisation of Concrete Practice: Dangers of Standing Still

Coffee Break: 4.00pm

Lecture 3: Designing Concrete for Performance: Benefits and Risks (4.30pm)

Questions and Answers: 6.00pm

End of Session: 6.30pm

Registration & Payment :-

Registration is confirmed upon payment. Cheque should be crossed and made payable to Singapore Concrete Institute’s and mail it together with your completed registration form to Block 342 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #03-1563 Singapore 560342. Please register early as seating is limited.

Fees: S$70.00 (for SCI Members) S$85.00 (for Non-Member) (Fee includes course materials and refreshment)

Closing Date: 6 November 2010

Enquiries/Contact (SCI) : 
Tel: 6552 0674
Contact: Ms Edina Koh.

Source: http://www.bca.gov.sg/CPCF/cpcf.html Construction Productivity and Capability Fund (CPCF) Introduction The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has…

Singapore Concrete Institute (SCI), Geophysical Survey Inc (GSSI) and Sea and Land Technologies Pte Ltd (SALT) are jointly organizing a technical seminar on

Concrete NDT Inspection using GSSI GPR

Day/Date: Tuesday, 12th of October 2010

Programme: 9am to 6pm

Free Registration!!!! (Fully Sponsored by GSSI and SALT)

Refreshments and Lunch will be provided

PDU points pending

Limited numbers of seats are available, First come, first serve basis

Venue Address:

Nanyang Technological University (Location Map is attached)

Nanyang Executive centre

60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673

Lecture room 1 (education wing level 2)

Speaker: Robert Parrillo, Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc,

 

Programme:

9:00 AM Registration

9:30 AM Welcome, introductions and schedule review

9:45 AM Introduction to GPR

What is GPR?

History of GPR

What components are in a GPR System?

What is GPR used for?

Applications with advantages and limitations

10:45 AM Coffee break

11:00 AM Profile and introduction on GSSI Concrete scanning Systems and antennas

1:00 PM Buffet lunch

2:00 Pm GPR for concrete inspection.

Hands-on demonstrations (Structure Scan Mini & Structure Scan Optical)

3:30 PM Coffee break

3:45 PM Data Processing & Presentation

5:30 PM  Q & A

 

6:00 PM Close

 

About Speaker:

Robert Parrillo

Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc

12 Industrial Way

Salem, NH 03841 USA

603-681-2059 parrillor@geophysical.com

Education:

*Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Bridgeport Engineering Institute, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. (Acquired by Fairfield University in 1994) BSEE – Bridgeport Engineering Institute, Fairfield, CT

*Coursework in Mechanical Engineering – Norwalk State Technical College, Norwalk, CT

*Professional sales training: Professional Selling Skills (Achieve Global), Samurai Selling and Demos (Corporate Visions); Strategies for Selling Technical Industrial ProductsPrinciples of Professional Selling, Value Added Selling

Technical Publications:

* The Integration of Ground Penetrating Radar and Falling Weight Deflectometer

* Bridge Deck Condition Assessment Using Ground Penetrating Radar

* Comparison of Ground Coupled and Air-Launched Antennas for Bridge Deck Condition Assessment.

* Bridge Deck Condition Assessment Using GPR: Comparison of 1 GHz and 2 GHz air-launched Horn Antennas

Professional Memberships:

* GPR TEAM Founding Member and Annual Meeting Chairman

* Transportation Research Board Exhibitor Advisory Council

* ASTM International

Relevant Work Experience:

2003 to Present Geophysical Survey Systems Salem, NH, Sales Manager – Asia

1994 to 2000 ADCOLE Corp. Marlboro, MA, Manufacturer of sophisticated automated measuring solutions. Highly technical capital equipment sale on a long sales cycle. National Account Manager

1992 to 1994 New England Engineering Hampstead, NH, Principal

* Consulting engineer for Carl Zeiss IMT Division – Developed and conducted training classes and on-site applications engineering for Zeiss CNC coordinate measuring machines.

* Consulting engineer for Robotic Unlimited Resources Provided electrical and mechanical engineering services for commercial industrial welding robots.

* Consulting engineer for Critical Care America Participated in the design and implementation of sixty local area networks nationwide.

1988 to 1992 Computrol, Inc. North Andover, MA, Senior Sales Engineer (1990 – 1992)

1984 to 1988 Carl Zeiss, Inc. IMT Division Thornwood, NY, Manufacturer of high accuracy coordinate measuring machines, Senior Engineer Central Staff.

Map:

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32nd SCI Anniversary Gala Dinner & 3rd Issue of SCI CONCRETUS Theme: SCI Gives Back…

Fall 2010 – Certificate in Concrete Technology

 

 

Date:

14 & 24 September 2010 6.30pm to 9.30pm

17 & 21 September 2010 6.30pm to 10.00pm

28 September 2010 2.00pm to 4.00pm (exam)

Duration: 13 hrs + 2 hrs (exam)

Venue: BCA Academy

Fees: $588.50 (inclusive of GST) S$31.50 (Re-test fee)

Entry Requirements:

Minimum O level with at least 5 years full time work experience in construction-related concrete industry in a technical, professional or supervisory position; or

Minimum 2 years full time work experience in the ready-mixed concrete industry in a technical, professional or supervisory position; or Site supervisors accredited by the Joint Accreditation Committee (JAC) of the Instituition of Engineers, Singapore (IES) and the Association of Consulting Engineers, Singapore (ACES).

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Sign Up NOW  77040_cert_in_conctech.pdf

Dear All, Please be informed for following Points approved for workshop on Concrete Technology &…

Dear All, It’s my pleasure to inform you about PDU points results for SCI Seminar…

Download the brochure Here  concrete_technology_construction_techniques_-_8_9th_july__2010.pdf

Jointly organized by:

 

 

 

Building and Construction Authority and Singapore Concrete Institute.

 

 

 

Sponsored by WAK Technologies Pte Ltd

This is a two days training course in best practice in control and use of concrete.

Synopsis

More concrete is produced and used than any other construction material. It is therefore an economic necessity for concrete to be reliable and durable. Made from such ordinary materials, the technology of cement and concrete is incongruously complex, possessing an ability to produce completed buildings and structures over a wide range of quality and integrity. This two-day course provides an appreciation of the highest principles of concrete technology and best construction practices that are essential for the achievement of successful concrete projects.

Speaker Profile

Both tutors are corporate members of the Institute of Concrete Technology, having acquired many years depth of experience in materials technology, concrete production, construction management, training and education.

Tony Binns has had a long career specialising in the technology, construction and production of concrete. Many years were spent working in the production and quality control of aggregates and ready-mixed concrete, followed by service in the Training Directorate of the Cement & Concrete Association in the UK, Then as senior scientific engineer for an international construction company. He has been engaged in worldwide projects including offshore oil installations and is now in private practice as a consultant, providing educational and technical support to organisations with concrete orientated interests. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and a Corporate Member of the Institute of Concrete Technology, of which he is Chairman of the Technical and Education Committee.

Jeff Dudden has had a long career specialising in the technology, construction, production and certification of construction materials. Many years were spent working in the production, quality control, technical quality and environmental management of aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, pre cast concrete and asphalts, followed by an international assessment role within a global certification body. He is now in private practice as a consultant, providing educational, management, auditing and technical support to commercial organisations and certification bodies. He is Corporate Member of the Institute of Concrete Technology, of which he undertakes a role of examiner.

Details
Date – 8th & 9th July 2010
Time – 08:30 hr to 17:00 hr
Venue – BCA Academy, 200 Braddell Road, Singapore 579700

Download the brochure Here  concrete_technology_construction_techniques_-_8_9th_july__2010.pdf

Programme Details

Day 1 By Tony Binns
Session 1 Introduction, aims and objective
Session 2
. Properties of Concrete
. What is consistence : why it is important and how it is controlled
. Cohesion : what it tells us about performance, and why it matters
Strength : factors affecting strength
Durability : causes of deterioration and how to design for them
Session 3
. New cementitious materials and where they are used
. Admixtures : technical and economic benefits
Session 4 Types of concrete including strength classes, designated and proprietary concretes
Session 5 Making sure that the concrete in the works is as specified
Session 6 Conformity of concrete, identity testing and action on non-conformity
Session 7 Concrete faults

Day 2 By Jeff Dudden
Session 1 Formwork practice, safety in temporary works, control of surface finish
Session 2 Steel reinforcement, the importance of cover depth and avoiding corrosion
Session 3
. Techniques and equipment for moving concrete on site
.  Points to watch when placing concrete in the works
.  Compaction over vibration and under vibration
Session 4 Curing concrete materials, techniques and timing to protect
Session 5 Joints in concrete : types of movement joint their location and installation, forming sound
construction / day work joints
Session 6 Concrete faults
Session 7 Repair to concrete and avoiding the need for them
Session 8 Action plans

Seminar on Concrete Technology & Construction Techniques
Registration & Payment:
Registration is confirmed upon payment. Cheque should be crossed and made payable to Singapore Concrete Institute and mail it together with your completed registration form to: Block 342 Ang Mo Kio, Avenue 1 #03-1563 Singapore 560342. Please register early as seating is limited.
Fees : S$ 500.00 (for SCI Member) S$ 550.00 (for Non-member) (Fee includes course materials, lunch and refreshments)
Note: Please note that registration is limited to 16 pax.
Replacement
Fees paid are not refundable under any circumstances. If you are unable to attend, please inform us in writing at least 3 working days before the event. Otherwise, full payment is still applicable even if you did not turn up for the event. In the case of a non-member replacing a member (within the same company), The non-member will have to pay the fee difference.
Cancellation
SCI reserves the right to make appropriate changes when necessary and every effort will be made to inform participants. In the event of cancellation by the Organisers, full refund will be given to participants.

Enquiries: / Contact : (SCI) : Edina
6552 0674 7 6552 0417
Email: scinst@scinst.org.sg
Website: www.scinst.org.sg
Closing Date : 30th June 2010