GPC Singapore 2016

Early Bird Rate extension till 26th Feb 2016

The Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016-17 will facilitate the development of 21st century commercial and civil dispute resolution tools, at domestic, regional and international levels.  Join us in Singapore on 17 and 18 March 2016 at the Auditorium of the Supreme Court of Singapore for the first of the GPC Series to take place around the world.

The GPC Series will convene all stakeholders in dispute resolution – commercial parties, lawyers, academics, judges, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, and others – at conferences around the world.  These conferences will provoke debate on existing tools and techniques, stimulate new ideas and generate actionable data on what corporate and individual dispute resolution users actually need, both locally and globally.

The first GPC series starts in Singapore, a country recognized as the leading choice for Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Asia. Over the years, many ADR buildings and facilities have been built to offer the full range of dispute resolution services. One example is the Maxwell Chambers, which was built to provide best-of-class hearing facilities and house top international arbitral institutions. With the development of a wide array of ADR services in the country, Singapore provides the full spectrum of services for domestic and international users to choose from when needed, making it undisputedly a suitable venue to be the first stop for the GPC Series.

Be part of the Global Pound Conference Series in Singapore and help shape the future of dispute resolution.


Justice Belinda Ang Saw Ean
Chairperson, Singapore LOC

Invitation to Symposium and Exhibition "Fragments of a New Housing Language" @NUS-SDE - Opening Reception


Kindly note that there is:

4 BOA-SIA CPD Accreditation Points allocated for this event.

Registration for CPD points will start at 4.30pm and end at 6.00pm, outside LR423.

The url for the online registration is

Do register early as there are limited seats available. Online registration for this event ends on 22nd February 2016 (Monday), 12pm. However, you may also attend the event without any prior registration but it will be subjected to seats availability.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on that day!

The Fragments of a New Housing Language, Symposium and Exhibition will be held in Singapore at the
National University of Singapore (NUS) on 22 February 2016, from 22nd February – 6th March 2016.

Sponsored by The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in Korea and the Arts Council of Korea, this international symposium and exhibition is a continuation of a cross-cultural dialogue introducing the innovative work of Korean architects to a global audience. First launched in 2007 as the 'Global Cities Network,' a symposium and exhibit that started in Germany before traveling to a host of urban centers in Japan, China, France and beyond, 'Fragments of a New Housing Language,' takes a more in depth look into the emerging innovations in Korean housing.

Curated by internationally renowned architect and professor Moongyu Choi, the event will elucidate the work of 6 emerging Korean architecture firms, all of which have won the highly competitive 'Young Architects Prize,' bestowed by the Korean Institute of Architects. Rather than merely display their work however, the lectures will focus on how the basic elements of housing are specifically given new vitality through innovative transformation that however work within strict economic and regulatory constraints. 

Following the keynote speakers, the exhibition opening will be conducted as a 'live Q&A’ session with all the 14 participating architects and designers present. Through large scale photographs, drawings, models, texts, and background urban analyses, we hope to continue the lively discussion with fellow participants, the faculty of the National University of Singapore, local housing and urbanism experts, professionals, and local and international audiences that have been invited to the event.  

Our keynote speakers include:

John Hong, Architect / Professor, Seoul National University
John Hong received a Master’s in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor’s in Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia. He has served as Associate Professor in Practice at the Harvard GSD, and has held visiting professorships at other major universities including the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been exhibited at international venues including the 2014 Venice Biennale as well as published in major media such as Architectural Record, Metropolis Magazine, Dwell Magazine, The New Yorker, and Space Magazine. His built projects have garnered many prestigious awards including fifteen American Institute of Architecture (AIA) awards, Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard, the Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League NY, a Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction Award, and the Metropolis Next Generation Prize to name a few. His writing on contemporary architectural culture has been published widely including in the book Convergent Flux: Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Korea, (Birkhauser).

Lee Jinoh, architect / principal, SAAI
Lee Jinoh received his Bachelor’s in Architecture at Hongik University. He worked at  D.P.J & Partners and studied architecture at Korea National University of Arts. He taught architecture at Konkuk, Hongik, and Yonsei Universities. He gained experience as a consultant of Life Culture Center and Culture Design Project of the Korean government. As a partner of SAAI, with works such as ‘Yanggu Porcelain Research Facility’, ‘Icheon SKMS Research Facility’, and ‘Bongcheon-dong House of a Musician’, he explores the formation of relationships through the aggregation of individual spaces. In the exhibition ‘Co-Living Scenarios’ in the Seoul Museum of Art, he proposed new typologies of housing and family. Currently he resides in ‘Ejjeoda Jip@Yeonnam’, one of his projects.

Siew Man Kok, architect/ founding director of MKPL Architects Pte Ltd
Siew Man Kok graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) degree in 1989. In March 1995, he set up MKPL Architects with his partner, Cheng Pai Ling.

They saw interpreting the local vernacular with technology in a contemporary context, in pursuit of an Architecture that will speak of its locale, climate & culture.  Starting with small dwellings, successful and innovative designs have enabled MKPL's body of works to expand to include projects ranging in scale and type from high-rise residential towers, university buildings, master planning and public housing. The firm’s work has won numerous local and international awards and is continuing to diversify, tackling seminal contemporary concerns such as public housing planning and design, sustainable living environments, innovative educational spaces, adaptive reuse of the heritage buildings such as the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and preservation and rejuvenation of the Rail Corridor.

Most recently, Man Kok was honored the President's Design Award for the past two consecutive years: in 2014 Kent Vale Faculty Housing received the Design of the Year, and in 2015 he received the prestigious Designer of the Year accolade for his outstanding contribution to design and culture in Singapore.


BOA-SIA CPD Accreditation Points

4 BOA-SIA CPD Accreditation Points allocated for this event.
Registration for CPD points will start at 4.30pm and end at 6.00pm, outside LR423.

The url for the online registration is

Do register early as there are limited seats available. Online registration for this event ends on 22ndJanuary 2016 (Monday), 12pm. However, you may also attend the event without any prior registration but it will be subjected to seats availability.

Important Dates, Time and Venue:

22 February 2016:  Opening Reception & Symposium 

5:00pm Reception – Foyer (SDE3 Level 4) 
5:30pm Symposium – Lecture Hall 423 (SDE3 Level4)
7:30pm Opening of Exhibition – SDE Exhibition Hall (SDE3 Level1)

By this email, we would humbly request you to spread this information to your colleagues and peers who might be interested to attend this prestigious event. 

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We look forward to welcoming you at the symposium and exhibition!


SingaPlural 2016 Talks - WHY ARCHITECT?

Tue Mar 8, 2016  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at 99 Beach Road
This is a complimentary session visitors can register for with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Click here to purchase your general admission ticket for SingaPlural 2016.
Who is an Architect? What are their responsibilities? When do you need to appoint an Architect? Why is appointing an Architect important for homeowners?.
WHY ARCHITECT? provides us with an understanding of what Architects really do and how they go about their professional practice assuming a range of multi-faceted roles and responsibilities. There will also be a short and informal free consultation led by several professional architects for homeowners at the end of the session.
Should you have any questions or encounter any difficulty purchasing a ticket, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Chen Wei at DID: +65 6505 6190.



President’s Design Award Singapore 2015 Exhibition


Start Date: 14 Dec 2015
End Date: 29 Feb 2016





Type Of Design

Communication Design
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Product / Industrial Design
Urban Design



DesignSingapore Council & Urban Redevelopment Authority
Singapore Organisation



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SPM: Professional Talk Series - Early Contractors' Involvement(ECI) Procurement Approach

Professional Technical Talk Series


(SPM CPD: 4 POINTS / PEB and BOA/SIA POU to be Advised)
Accredited by PE Board and Board of Architects CPD Programmes

ECI is a project procurement approach whereby contractors are engaged early to effectively tap on their expertise especially in the aspects buildability, constructability, construction schedule and planning, designs and alternative proposals, value engineering, and latest construction technologies. The presentation will cover the scope of ECI, how ECI could fit into different procurement methods such as Design & Build and traditional procurement, the ECI process and the important considerations in implementing ECI, and the drivers and benefits of ECI. In  addition, the ECI models for public sector projects and lessons learned from past ECI cases will also be covered.

Venue: Singapore Recreation Club, Lounge 1883, Level 1
Date:  25 February 2016
Time: 1130 to 1400hrs (buffet lunch followed by presentation)
Cost per pax:

Members & UniSIM Staff S$ 45
CUC Member (CUC M) S$ 55
Non-members S$ 65

Click here to register