ABC Waters Professional Registry

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

 

Registration No. Name Organisation Valid Till
ABC-SILA001 Koh Jiann Bin Netatech Engineering Pte Ltd 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA002 Chin Wi Ming Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Pte Ltd 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA005 Luke Lee Chu Yang Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA008 Tay Kwang Liang ICN Design International Pte Ltd 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA009 Nicholaus Lee Thiam Poh CPG Consultants Pte Ltd 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA010 Etzel Seah Boon Beng IT Meng Landscape & Construction Pte Ltd 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA011 Lydia Ma Cheng Yi Housing Development Board 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA012 Tan Jun Xian Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Pte Ltd 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA013 Srilalitha Gopalakrishnan Ws Atkins Singapore Pte Ltd 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA014 Liu Huei Lyn Public Utilities Board 31 Dec 2018
ABC-SILA015 Yvonne Tan Siok Ning DP Green Pte Ltd 31 Dec 2018

 


 

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 2017-01-05)
Download application form for Renewal (Version 2017-01-05)

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 certificates for 4 core and 2 elective course modules of the ABC Waters Professional Programme.
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.  The applicant is also 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.  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.
The applicant is also required to enclose a cheque payment of S$200.00 for the 2-year subscription fee 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.  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 more than once.
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 CPD points. 
A renewal application submitted during the lapse shall have sufficient CPD points to cover the lapse period in addition to the basic 12 CPD points required.  For instance, If an ABCWP certificate has lapsed for one year, the applicant must fulfill another 6 CPD points in addition to the basic 12 CPD points required for renewal.  So, in total, he must attain a minimum of 18 CPD points for renewal if his certificate has lapsed for a period of one year. 
No shortfall of CPD points is allowed. All 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 CPD points attained prior to the lapse will be invalid and cannot be used for renewal.  
Updated 5 Jan 2017