MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT
The new ACES Council for 2022-2023 was elected to office at the AGM on 24 June 2022. The Executive Committee was then elected to office at the first Council Meeting on 12 July 2022. I am honoured to be appointed as the ACES President together with Vice President Er. Alfred Neo, Immediate Past President Er. Teo Yann, Hon. Secretary Er. Adeline Koh and Hon. Treasurer Er. Yeow Mei Leng.
I would like to thank the previous Council led by Er. Teo Yann for the excellent work done despite difficult times during the COVID-19 pandemic, and especially former Council members Er. Ling Shiang Yun, Er. Sivakumaran Murugesu and Er. Kenneth Liu who have just stepped down after their valuable contributions through the years.
While the Built Environment sector and consulting business have evolved over the years, the vision and mission of ACES to advance our interests have not changed. While we maintain optimism going into the post-pandemic future, the business environment is still challenging. Leveraging on the good work done by previous Councils, the current Council is committed to work hard to address current and future challenges
The Council has been organised into the following committees to focus on various issues:
Business & Professional Practice Committee
Chair: Er. Jee Yi Yng
Co-Chair: Er. Soh Kai Yea
The Committee will review consulting business and propose developments to improve professional practice, promote professional standing and professionalism of engineers through publicity and awards, support business practices concerning contractual terms and agreements and review regulations and requirements that will impact business.
Civil & Structural Practice Committee
Chair: Er. Gwee Siong Mong
Co-Chair: Er. Yong Fen Leong
The Committee will represent ACES in various workgroups and technical committees in reviewing current regulations, standards and codes that may affect C&S practices.
Mechanical & Electrical Practice Committee
Chair: Er. Ng Han Siong
Co-Chair: Er. Teo Yann
The Committee will promote and share best practices in the design and installation of M&E services, as well as energy efficient, renewable energy and sustainable building systems.
Digital Delivery Committee
Chair: Er. Mak Swee Chiang
Co-Chair: Er. Ricky Chan
The Committee will drive ACES digital initiatives, advance digital applications in engineering practices, and collaborate with other industry partners on digital applications that will impact the industry.
Professional Development Committee
Chair: Er. Lim Kuan Pow
Co-Chair: Er. Yeow Mei Leng
The Committee will provide sustained education and learning for consulting engineers, organise talks, seminars, and courses jointly with other industry partners.
Social & Membership Committee
Chair: Er. Choong Choon Guan
Co-Chair: Er. Jason Tan
The Committee will promote ACES membership, foster fellowship with industry partners, enhance social profile and professional status of consulting engineers, and encourage participation of community projects.
Chair: Er. Adeline Koh
The Committee will publish the Connect2ACES e-Newsletters, sharing articles of interest to consulting engineers and industry partners, and provide updates of activities organised by ACES.
ACES Young Professionals Connect
Advisor: Er. Chua Tong Seng
The YPC will create awareness and encourage graduates to join the consulting engineering profession, promote advancement of young professionals, address issues that affect young professionals, and provide a bridge between young and established professionals.
The industry is undergoing rapid transformation and there are many challenges for us to play anactive and positive role in taking initiatives. These include:
- Advocating good procurement practices, sustainable fees and equitable consultancy agreements
- Supporting industry transformation on Integrated Planning and Design (IPD), Advanced Manufacturing and Assembly (AMA), and Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS)
- Supporting digitalisation and automation
- Enhancing core engineering competencies of consulting engineers
- Attracting and retaining talents for consulting engineers
We will continue to work closely with industry partners such as government agencies, trade associations and chambers, institutes of higher learning and unions. We will also participate in joint committees such as the Construction Industry Joint Committee (CIJC), Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee (IACC), Transport Infrastructure Collaboration Panel (TICP) and Joint Accreditation Committee (JAC).
We are thankful to the many ACES members who have assisted us and contributed in one way or another. I look forward to serving in the Council and we will do our best to advance our interests in collaboration with industry partners.
Er. Chuck Kho