Date published: Mon 14 Mar 2016 11:03:24 -0400 Details
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Waterproofing Accreditation Scheme
Singapore Concrete Institute's Accreditation Scheme for Waterproofing Specialist Contractors was launched in September 2004. The aim of this scheme is to ensure minimum competency and raise the capability of waterproofing specialist contractors serving the construction industry in the longer term. It also provides recognition to contractors who are committed to deliver quality works. This scheme is managed by the Singapore Concrete Institute (SCI) as part of the effort to promote greater self-regulation by the industry. The accreditation criteria were developed jointly by the SCI and Building and Construction Authority (BCA) with inputs from waterproofing specialists and the Waterproofing Trade Association. Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore (REDAS) had given their support on the scheme and would encourage its members to specify the use of accredited contractors for their projects.
ACCREDITATION GRADING AND ACCREDITATION PROCESS
There are three categories of grading under the accreditation; they are W1, W2 and W3. Waterproofing specialist contractors will be assessed using the accreditation criteria during the accreditation audit. Subsequently, the accredited contractors will be assessed annually for compliance in order to retain its grading.
ACCREDITATION CRITERIA The accreditation criteria are based on three main areas. They are:
* Financial & Track Records * Human Resources * In-house Quality Management System
BENEFITS OF ACCREDITATION The benefits of the scheme include:
* To recognize contractors who are committed to deliver quality waterproofing works, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has agreed to award full points for the in-process check of internal wet area waterproofing for projects assessed under CONQUAS, if the waterproofing work is carried out by a SCI waterproofing accredited firm. On-site verification is not required.
* This will certainly add value to the SCI Accreditation Scheme as main contractors will be encouraged to engage accredited firms to carry out waterproofing works for their projects.
* Improved marketability and competitiveness * Supported by REDAS * Enhanced public image of firms
The inaugural Waterproofing Excellence Award was launched on 15 November 2013 at the SCI 35th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore. To-date, two SCI accredited waterproofing firms namely, Bestcoat Contract Services Pte Ltd and Maxiseal Pte Ltd , were awarded the Waterproofing Excellence Award.
This distinction award recognises SCI accredited waterproofing specialists for their commitment and achievement in delivering high quality waterproofing workmanship. It promotes leading SCI accredited waterproofing firms who have consistently excel in their waterproofing workmanship, setting high quality standards for their workmanship and improve the waterproofing process.
The award winners are selected base on the criteria below and the acceptance of the award is voluntarily. There is no need for nomination and application. SCI have implemented this special award for their accredited waterproofing firms to enhance the industry professionalism and increase their quality workmanship of waterproofing performance. In appreciation of the SCI accredited waterproofing specialists, SCI would like to raise the waterproofing performance even higher through the continuous audit of these firms by their participation in the Waterproofing Accreditation Scheme.
1.The waterproofing firm must be accredited under the SCI Waterproofing Accreditation Scheme. 2.The SCI accredited waterproofing firm have completed at least 5 CONQUAS/QM projects within a period of 3 years. 3. All completed CONQUAS/QM projects within the last 3 years must achieved 100% pass in the internal wet area water-tightness tests.
BENEFITS OF THE AWARD
The Waterproofing Excellence Award is given to the firm as a distinction of excellence in quality waterproofing workmanship and for their support of the SCI Waterproofing Accreditation Scheme. For CONQUAS project engaging SCI accredited waterproofing firm with Waterproofing Excellence Award, an extra provisional architectural CONQUAS Bonus Point will be considered. The award-winning firm is given an award certificate and issued with the Waterproofing Excellence Mark.
ENQUIRY To know more about the Waterproofing Accreditation Scheme application procedures, Waterproofing Excellence Award and the updated list of Accredited Waterproofing Specialist Contractors, please contact Ms Edina Koh (Tel: 6325 5085, Contact Us Here ). You may also wish to download the application form directly from SCI WPA Application_Rev_Sep2014