ABC Waters Professional Registry

The following persons are qualified ABC Waters Professionals under the SILA registration scheme.

 

ABCWP Reg. No. Accred. No. Name Organisation Year of Reg. Valid Till
ABC-SILA001 3554/1215/0120 Koh Jiann Bin Netatech Engineering Pte Ltd 2013 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA002 6794/0515/0031 Chin Wi Ming Housing & Development Board (BRI) 2015 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA003 2846/0118/0130 Bronwyn Tan Yung Siang Camphora Pte Ltd 2015 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA005 4637/0615/0109 Luke Lee Chu Yang Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd 2013 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA008 3658/0515/0061 Tay Kwang Liang ICN Design International Pte Ltd 2015 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA009 4195/0515/0034 Nicholaus Lee Thiam Poh CPG Consultants Pte Ltd 2017 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA010 1412/0515/0094 Etzel Seah Boon Beng IT Meng Landscape & Construction Pte Ltd 2017 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA011 1297/0515/0087 Lydia Ma Cheng Yi Housing & Development Board 2017 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA012 2444/0515/0086 Tan Jun Xian Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Pte Ltd 2017 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA013 5758/0515/0102 Srilalitha Gopalakrishnan Ws Atkins Singapore Pte Ltd 2017 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA014 7708/0515/0066 Liu Huei Lyn Public Utilities Board 2017 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA015 9282/0515/0021 Yvonne Tan Siok Ning DP Green Pte Ltd 2018 31 Dec 2019
ABC-SILA016 7375/0515/0044 Toh Sok Na Singapore Polytechnic 2018 31 Dec 2019
ABC-SILA017 5754/0117/0129 Ryan Michael Shubin Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Pte Ltd 2018 31 Dec 2019
ABC-SILA018 1264/0515/0014 Choo Kiang Siang Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Pte Ltd 2018 31 Dec 2019

 


 

Background

The ABC Waters Programme aims to promote and develop professional expertise in water-sensitive design in urban environments.  It was launched in 2011 by the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) with the support of SIA, SILA, PUB, NParks, HDB and LTA.  Refer to PUB’s ABC Waters webpage for more information.

 


 

Role of ABC Waters Professional ABCWP (SILA)
In compliance with the Code of Practice on Surface Water Drainage (Sixth Edition – Dec 2011 with amendments under Addendum No.1 – Jun 2013), a developer/owner who wishes to incorporate ABC Waters Design features in his development is required to engage an ABC Waters Professional (ABCWP).  The ABCWP shall be:
  1. A Professional Engineer registered with 1PEB and the ABCWP(IES) Registry;
  2. An Architect registered with 2BOA and the ABCWP(SIA) Registry; or
  3. An Accredited Landscape Architect registered with 3LAAO and the ABCWP(SILA) Registry.
The ABCWP (SILA) has the responsibilities to:
    1. Design ABC Waters Design features;
    2. Oversee the construction of ABC Waters Design features;
    3. Develop a maintenance plan for ABC Waters Design features; and
    4. Endorse ABC Waters concept designs (drawings) and design calculations for DC, BP, and ABC Waters project certification application submissions;
The ABCWP (SILA) is not expected to endorse the hydraulic calculations (which is different from design calculations) of ABC Waters Design features.  Hydraulic calculations can only be endorsed by a C&S ABCWP (IES) for DC and BP submissions.
If an ABC Waters Design feature is designed to comply with the stormwater detention requirement stipulated under Clause 7.1.5 of the Code of Practice on Surface Water Drainage, the developer/owner is required to engage an ABCWP to perform inspection on the feature annually.  If the feature is found to be maintained satisfactorily and functioning well, the ABCWP shall issue to the developer/owner an endorsed certificate of inspection for his onward submission to PUB.

 

1 Professional Engineers Board
2 Board of Architects
3 Landscape Architects Accreditation Office

 

Download ABC Waters Design Guidelines  
Download Code of Practice on Surface Water Drainage
Download application form for Registration (Version 2018-01-08)
Download application form for Renewal (Version 2018-01-08)

Note: Please download the latest version of the application forms for use.  The forms may be updated without notice.  Should you encounter any problem downloading the forms, please contact the SILA Secretariat for assistance.

 


 

Registration Criteria
With effect from 1 July 2016, an applicant who wishes to register as an ABCWP on the SILA ABC Waters Professional Registry shall satisfy the following conditions:
The applicant must
    1. Possess a landscape architectural degree from a university recognised by SILA;
    2. Be a full member of SILA;
    3. Be an Accredited Landscape Architect (Accred. LA) registered with LAAO; and
    4. Have successfully completed 4 core and 2 elective course modules* under the ABC Waters Professional Programme and passed the examinations.
*Refer to IES webpage for course information.

 

Registration Procedure
An applicant who meets the above criteria shall submit both a printed copy and a scanned copy of the following documents to SILA for review and record:
    1. Completed application form for Registration;
    2. Landscape architectural degree certificate;
    3. SILA membership certificate;
    4. Accreditation certificate; and
    5. Completion Certificate or result slips of 4 core and 2 elective course modules of the ABC Waters Professional Programme.  Completion Certificate can only be issued on the completion of all six modules.  It will be issued by IES upon request.  A result slip will be issued by IES for each course module on the completion of each module.
The applicant shall indicate in the application form the year in which he wishes to begin his registration.  If the applicant wishes to begin his registration in the year of his application, he may submit his application any time in the year.  If the applicant wishes to begin his registration in the year following his application, the application shall be submitted no earlier than 3 months before the year of registration.  For instance, if the applicant wishes to start his registration in 2019, he shall submit his application no earlier than October 2018. 
If the application is submitted before 1 April 2018, the applicant is required to enclose a cheque payment of S$300.00 in his application submission.  The payment includes an application fee of S$100.00 and a 2-year subscription fee of S$200.00.  
With effect from 1 April 2018, the total fee payable will be adjusted to S$321.00 to include GST.  If the application is submitted on or after 1 April 2018, the applicant is required to enclose a cheque payment of S$321.00 in his application submission.  The payment includes an application fee of S$107.00 and a 2-year subscription fee of S$214.00.
Cheque(s) shall be made payable to “Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects”.  Application fee is not refundable.  Subscription fee will be refunded if the application is unsuccessful.  The applicant is advised to submit the application before or in the beginning of the year of registration.
The application documents and the cheque payment shall be sent to the following address:
Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects
79 Neil Rd, Singapore 088904
Attn: ABC Waters Professional Registry
The scanned copy of the application documents shall be emailed to the following email address:
secretariat@sila.org.sg
Successful applicants will be issued the ABC Waters Professional Certificate in softcopy via email.  

 


 

Renewal Criteria
With effect from 1 July 2016, an applicant who wishes to renew his ABCWP certificate shall satisfy the following conditions:
The applicant must
    1. Be a full member of SILA;
    2. Be an Accredited Landscape Architect (Accred. LA) registered with LAAO; and
    3. Have attained a minimum of 12 ABC CPD points* before current certificate expires.
*Refer to ABCWP CPD Points System

 

Renewal Procedure
An applicant who meets the above criteria shall submit both a printed copy and a scanned copy of the following documents to SILA for review and record:
    1. Completed application form for Renewal.
If the application is submitted before 1 April 2018, the applicant is required to enclose a cheque payment of S$200.00 for the 2-year subscription fee in his application submission.  
With effect from 1 April 2018, the fee payable will be adjusted to include GST.  If the application is submitted on or after 1 April 2018, the applicant is required to enclose a cheque payment of S$214.00 in his application submission. 
Cheque(s) shall be made payable to “Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects”.  Subscription fee will be refunded if the application is unsuccessful.  The applicant is advised to submit the application 2 months before the expiry of the existing certificate.
The application document(s) and the cheque payment shall be sent to the following address:
Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects
79 Neil Rd, Singapore 088904
Attn: ABC Waters Professional Registry
The scanned copy of the application document(s) shall be emailed to the following email address:
secretariat@sila.org.sg
Successful applicants will be issued the ABC Waters Professional Certificate in softcopy via email.  

 


 

Application Review Process
The average processing time for an application is 6 weeks.  After an application is received, the submitted application documents will be checked for completeness before review.  SILA may contact the applicant to verify the submitted information or request for more details.
For an application (registration or renewal), if SILA is satisfied that the application has met all the requirements, the application will be recommended to the ABC Waters Monitoring Committee for review and approval.  SILA will issue the ABCWP certificate to the applicant once the application is approved by the committee.  Unsuccessful applicants will be notified. 

 

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Certificate Validity Period
With effect from 1 July 2016, the validity period of an ABCWP certificate is two consecutive years from 1 January of the first year to the 31 December of the second.  
For registration applications, the ABCWP certificate is valid for the year of registration and the subsequent year.  The applicant may indicate his preferred year of registration in his application.  If he wishes to begin his registration in the year of his application, the validity period of his certificate will begin on 1 January of the year of registration regardless of his application date.  For instance, if an applicant submits his application on 1 October 2018 and indicates that he wishes to begin the registration in 2018, then upon approval, the validity period of his ABCWP certificate will begin on 1 January 2018 and expires on 1 January 2020.  If the applicant indicates that he wishes to begin his registration in 2019, then upon approval, the validity period of his ABCWP certificate will only begin on 1 January 2019 and expires on 1 January 2021.
For renewal applications, the certificate is valid for two consecutive years subsequent to the expiration of the current certificate if the current certificate has not lapsed.  

 


 

ABCWP CPD Points System
The ABCWP is expected to maintain or raise his proficiency through continual professional development.  The table below describes the standard requirements of the ABCWP CPD Points System.  Exceptions may be reviewed by the ABC Waters Monitoring Committee on a case-by-case basis. 
 
1)
Minimum of 12 ABC CPD points required for renewal
 
To be eligible for renewal, the ABCWP must attain a minimum of 12 ABC CPD points before his current certificate expires.
2)
Maximum of 12 excess ABC CPD points can be carried forward
 
If the ABCWP has attained more than 12 ABC CPD points for the current renewal, he may carry forward up to 12 excess ABC CPD points for his next renewal. Excess points cannot be carried forward over more than one validity period.
3)
Maximum shortfall of 4 ABC CPD points are allowed
 
A renewal application with insufficient ABC CPD points will still be considered if the shortfall does not exceed 4 points. If the application is successful, the applicant must make up the shortfall by the next renewal application. A renewal application with a shortfall of more than 4 ABC CPD points will be rejected and the certificate will lapse.
4)
Lapsed certificates require full ABC CPD points for renewal 
 
An ABCWP certificate is considered to have lapsed if it is expired before renewal application is submitted or the renewal application for the certificate has been rejected due to shortfall in ABC CPD points. 
A renewal application submitted during the lapse shall have sufficient ABC CPD points to cover the lapse period in addition to the 12 ABC CPD points required.  One ABC CPD point is required for every two-month lapse or part thereof.  For instance, If an ABCWP certificate has lapsed for 11 months, the applicant must fulfill another 6 ABC CPD points in addition to the 12 ABC CPD points normally required for renewal.  So, in total, he must attain a minimum of 18 ABC CPD points for renewal if his certificate has lapsed for a period of 11 months. 
No shortfalls of ABC CPD points are allowed for the renewal of lapsed certificates. All ABC CPD points attained prior to the lapse can be carried forward for renewal if the lapse is not longer than one validity period (i.e. 2 years). If the certificate has lapsed for more than one validity period, the ABC CPD points attained prior to the lapse will be invalid and cannot be used for renewal.  
5)
Unstructured activities 
 
Maximum of 4 ABC CPD points per renewal are allowed for self-study related to ABC Waters Design. Self-study material shall be submitted via email for review. Self-study material excludes the ABC Waters Programme course material. 
Updated 28 Mar 2018