tp bennett

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"We believe in a concept-led approach to design. A design concept can be a large flamboyant abstract gesture or a very subtle, quiet rational statement. The concept acts as a framework to hold a project together from the initial stages to detail design and ultimately through to project delivery. It is important that a design concept is robust, legible and realistic so that it can be applied from strategic design to completion without diluting its power and relevance in the face of layers of complexity and technical challenges." to find out more...
Passage via http://www.tpbennett.com/about_us/design_philosophy
Image via http://www.tpbennett.com/portfolio/project_profile/178

Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

"The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators is an independent professional body established in 1981. Presently, we have more than 600 members, with three major categories of membership - Associate, Member and Fellow. Many of our members are practising professionals from a wide spectrum of diversified backgrounds like, Architects, Certified Public Accountants, CEOs, Dispute Resolution Consultants, Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Lecturers, present & former High Court Judges, Marine Surveyors, Naval Architects, Project Managers, Property Managers, Shipbrokers, Queen Counsels, Senior Counsels, Senior Government Officials, Quantity Surveyors etc. Many of them are also directly and indirectly involved in the dispute resolution procedures as Arbitrators, Mediators, Expert Witnesses and Consultants. Our members are also geographically represented throughout the world." to find out more...
Passage via http://www.siarb.org.sg/Index_About_Us.html
Related links:-
Arbitration training:http://www.siarb.org.sg/Index_Training_Research_Material_3.html
More from NUS:http://law.nus.edu.sg/cle/courses/graduate_certificate_in_international_arbitration.html

Institute for Technology in Architecture (ITA)

Monday, August 22, 2011

"The ITA / Institute for Technology in Architecture and its chairs will form an independent institute that belongs to the Faculty of Architecture at ETH Zurich. The institute sees itself as a bridge between the architectural design studies and building process.
Its diverse cooperations with various institutions, firms, organizations and authorities ensure sustainable development in the building industry.
The new ITA / Institute for Technology in Architecture has committed itself to achieving the following three aims:
1.To intensify the collaboration among the chairs both in teaching and in research.
2.To foster a professionally competent and scientifically based integrated architectural design instruction.
3.To serve in the building industry as the center for technology in architecture." to find out more...

Passage via http://www.ita.arch.ethz.ch/
Related links:
Architecture and Sustainable Design Technologies: http://www.suat.arch.ethz.ch/en/
Building Systems Group: http://www.gt.arch.ethz.ch/index_EN
Keoto: http://www.keoto.net/
Design Performance blog: http://www.designperformance.net/
Siemens: http://www.buildingtechnologies.siemens.com/bt/global/en/Pages/home.aspx


Registration as Architect in Singapore

Sunday, August 21, 2011

"To meet the academic requirement for registration, applicants must possess qualification required under 
Section 15(1) of the Architects Act. Subject to this section, the following persons shall, on payment of the prescribed fee, be entitled to registration under this Act:
(a) any person holding the degree of Bachelor of Architecture from the National University of Singapore or the University of Singapore;
(b) any person holding any other degree, diploma or qualification which the Minister may, after consultation with the Board, approve for the purpose of entitling the holder thereof to be registered under this Act;
(c) any person who satisfies the Board that he is otherwise qualified by having proper and recognised training in architecture and who passes such examinations as may be required by the Board."

"Section 15 - (2) No person shall be entitled to registration under subsection (1) (a), (b) or (c) unless he satisfies the Board as to any of the following:
(a) that he has, after obtaining his qualifications —
(i) acquired not less than 2 years of such practical experience in architectural work as may be prescribed or approved by the Board (including practical experience in architectural work in Singapore for a continuous period of at least 12 months); and
(ii) passed such professional practice examination as may be prescribed or approved by the Board;
(b) that he has, after obtaining his qualifications —
(i) acquired not less than 5 years of such practical experience in architectural work as may be recognised by the Board (including not less than 2 years of the prescribed practical experience in architectural work in Singapore with a continuous period of at least 12 months of such prescribed practical experience being acquired within the 5 years immediately preceding the date of his application for registration under this Act); and
(ii) passed such oral or written examination as may be prescribed by the Board;
(c) that he has, after obtaining his qualifications —
(i) acquired not less than 10 years of such practical experience in architectural work as may be recognised by the Board; and
(ii) passed such oral or written examination as may be prescribed by the Board."to find out more...
Passage above via http://www.boa.gov.sg/registration.html
Related links:-
Architects Act:
http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/non_version/cgi-bin/cgi_getdata.pl?&actno=2000-REVED-12&date=latest&method=part&segid=962349397-000403#962349397-000406
Recognized Educational System: http://www.boa.gov.sg/education.html

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