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The Society of Floating Solutions (Singapore) is pleased to present a public education lecture by renowned nuclear engineering Professor Jacopo Buongiorno of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the Centre for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems titled “Is Nuclear an Attractive Clean Energy Option for Singapore?”

Announcement It is with great sadness that we need to announce the passing of our much loved colleague and friend Er. Vickneson Ulaganathan. Vickneson tirelessly served the SCI in a number of roles and most recently as Honourary Secretary. As an active participant to the wider concrete industry in Singapore he will be sorely missed…

The Fourth issue of SCI Concretus (Vol 4.1) was released on 16 November 2012. Please follow the link to download the full text of the magazine,


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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

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).

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.


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

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Source: http://www.bca.gov.sg/CPCF/cpcf.html Construction Productivity and Capability Fund (CPCF) Introduction The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has introduced a S$250-million Construction Productivity and Capability Fund (CPCF) as part of the Governments efforts to help the construction industry improve productivity and strengthen its capability. The Fund comprises incentive schemes that focus on workforce development, technology adoption and capability…

Dear All, Please be informed for following Points approved for workshop on Concrete Technology & Construction Techniques (8-9 July 2010) Subject: PEB CPD Accreditation Application Result Singapore Concrete Institute Please be informed that your application for accreditation under the PEB CPD Programme of the activity with the following particulars have been approved : Category :…

Dear All, It’s my pleasure to inform you about PDU points results for SCI Seminar on 23 June 2010 ” Specifying Concrete to EN206 and BS8500″ If you have attended the event and you are PE registered engineer you can claim 3 PDU points from this event. The message from PE Board in Continue: Please…

Dear All,

Second Issue of SCI Concretus has been released.

Please click here to visit the page and download the softcopy for free

Each issue of SCI Concretus has directory of Concrete Related industries in Singapore

Please click here for Directory of second issue


If you are interested to keep your company listed in next issue, please contact us Here[/size] Or Via Marketing@scinst.org.sg

Dear All, The soft copy of SCI Concretus issue 1.1 Nov 2009 posted on our website. Please click Here to visit the web page and download it for free.

Deadline for Editorial content for second issue is 15 March 2010. Articles received after this deadline will be considered for third issue. Thanks for your support.

Following the requests of Waterproofing Contractors accredited under the SCI Waterproofing Accreditation Scheme (WAS), they are allowed to use the WAS logos according to the categories they have been accredited to. Such use include printing of the logos on their companies letterheads, name cards and advertisements. [Submitted by admin]

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