PEB Day Of Dedication 2019

The Professional Engineers Board (PEB) Day of Dedication (DOD) 2019 was held at the Mandarin Oriental Singapore on 9 November where over 240 PEs pledged to continue their services to society and uphold high standards of professional engineering practice. The Day of Dedication is held to recognise new PEs as well as the contribution of PEs to Singapore built environment and the community.

Congratulations to our New PEs, SPEs, ACPEs and Gold Medal Recipients

At this year’s Day of Dedication, 96 new professional engineers (PEs) were presented with certificates of registration for the chemical, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering branches.

21 Specialist PEs were registered in five branches of specialised professional engineering, namely, (i) lift and escalator engineering, (ii) crane engineering, (iii) pressure vessel engineering, (iv) geotechnical engineering, and (v) protective security engineering.

In addition, 10 ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineers (ACPEs) received their certificates of registration, while 12 outstanding graduates from the NUS and NTU undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programmes were presented with Gold Medal Awards.

Launch of book documenting professional engineers’ contribution

A new book, “Engineers as Urban Systems Innovators”, was launched at PEB’s Day of Dedication 2019. The book captures the key principles of building a liveable and sustainable Singapore with the focus on the efforts by PEB’s Distinguished Professional Engineer Award recipients.

The book, a joint publication by PEB and the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), was unveiled by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development. Er. Ho Siong Hin, President of PEB; Er. Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director of CLC; and fellow distinguished professional engineers, including Er. Cham Tao Soon, Er. Chang Meng Teng, Er. Liew Mun Leong and Er. Tan Ee Ping, were also present at the book launch.

PEB and four universities sign a Memorandum of Understanding
Mr Desmond Lee also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the PEB and four universities; namely, Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Under the MOU, these local universities will conduct the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FEE) for their students. This will facilitate more local undergraduates taking the FEE in their final year of studies. The arrangement gives universities the flexibility to adjust the schedule of the FEE in order for it to fit into the school curriculum. Previously, the undergraduates would have to take the mass FEE organised by the PEB and most undergraduates only take the FEE after they have graduated from the universities.

Innovative Professional Engineer Award

President PEB, Er. Ho Siong Hin said that the theme for this year’s DOD is “Transformative Innovations: Engineers Driving the Change”, which sums up the right perspective that PEs should take towards technology and innovation. Two fellow PEs, Er. Tan Kee Chong and Er. Teh Poh Suan were presented with the inaugural Innovative Professional Engineer Awards by Minister Desmond Lee, for exemplifying professionalism through innovativeness and entrepreneurship in delivering the outcomes of projects that they were involved in, and raising the standing and reputation of the profession.

In his speech, Minister Lee lauded Er Tan Kee Chong for his work with industry stakeholders to test and integrate data loggers in various types of mobile cranes which allows logging of key operational data, including whether safety devices have been duly activated. This enables crane owners to take measures to curb unsafe practices before they cause workplace incidents, and optimise crane deployment and fleet management. On the other hand, Er Teh Poh Suan’s team piloted a solar leasing business model, where private sector vendors co-funded the capital costs of solar panel deployment, and recouped their initial investment by leasing solar energy to building occupants, at a discount from prevailing energy tariffs.

We would like to thank all who attended the event and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s Day of Dedication.