DfMA | Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

DfMA Course: Master Design for Manufacturing and Assembly in Construction


Introduction to the Course

Welcome to our DfMA course, an innovative and transformative approach to construction. DfMA, or Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, combines the efficiency of designing parts for effortless manufacturing with the simplicity of designing products for easy assembly. This methodology revolutionizes the construction process by shifting much of the work to a controlled off-site environment before assembly takes place on-site. By enrolling in this course, you'll dive into the world of DfMA, where we aim to shorten construction periods, enhance workmanship, and reduce inconveniences.


Why Take This Course?

Practical Insight:

Gain hands-on knowledge of cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that underpin off-site fabrication, from prefabricated components to fully integrated assemblies.

Industry Relevance:

Stay ahead in the field of construction, architecture, and engineering by mastering DfMA, a method that is reshaping the construction landscape.

Career Advancement:

Equip yourself with the skills and understanding necessary to excel in various professional roles within the construction industry.


Course Outcomes

Upon completing this course, participants will:

  • Understand the principles of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly and their application in construction.

  • Be able to apply DfMA methodologies across structural, architectural, and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) disciplines.

  • Have the knowledge to contribute to shorter construction periods, improved workmanship, and reduced dis-amenities in projects.


Course Outline

  • Introduction of DfMA: Understanding the basics and importance of DfMA in modern construction.

  • Advanced Precast Concrete System (APCS): Delving into the use and benefits of APCS in construction projects.

  • Structural Steel: Exploring the role of structural steel in DfMA and its impact on construction efficiency.

  • Mass Engineered Timber (MET): Learning about MET and its significance in sustainable construction.

  • Prefabricated Bathroom Units (PBU): Understanding the advantages of using PBU in construction projects.

  • Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC): A look at PPVC and its benefits for construction timelines and quality.

  • Prefabricated Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) System: Covering the integration of MEP systems in the DfMA approach.


Target Audience

  • Architects, Professional Engineers (PE), Design Engineers, and Resident Engineers (RE)

  • Project Managers, Site Engineers, and Supervisors

  • Practicing Workplace Safety & Health Officers (WSHO), Workplace Safety & Health Coordinators (WSHC), and other Construction/WSH Professionals


Course Fee (Incl GST)

SCAL Member Fee: $218.00

CIJC Member Fee and Non-member: $272.50


Speaker Profile

Chai Tze Gian, Paul

B.Eng Civil, ISO Auditor, DfSP, WSHA, WSHO, FSM, ECO

He is the Director of Revelation System Pte Ltd which was incorporated in 2016, providing Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety consultancy services. He is also a Partner of Ace Plus Workplace Consultancy LLP since 2019, an SAC-accredited WSH Auditing Organisation (AO) providing ConSASS and bizSAFE Risk Management auditing services. After obtaining his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering in 1994 from National University of Singapore, he started his career in the construction sector as a Project Engineer and progressed to Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and to Project Director.

Recognizing that workplace environmental, health & safety concerns are closely related to the general building & civil engineering activities, he began to seek competency in environmental, health & safety aspects in 2007. Over the past 25 over years, he has accumulated invaluable experience and expertise in construction methodology and managing QEHS aspects through a variety of general building & civil engineering projects, consulting and auditing services.

Currently, he is an ISO Management System External Auditor, Design for Safety Professional (DfSP), MOM-approved Workplace Safety and Health Auditor (WSHA), MOM registered Workplace Safety and Health Officer (WSHO), SCDF registered Fire Safety Manager (FSM) and NEA registered Environmental Control Officer (ECO).

Course Duration

0.5 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 4.0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This webinar is not eligible for funding.



SDU: 4 Units


Course Brochure

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA)

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An e-Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participant who complete the course with 100% attendance. 



A notice of replacement / postponement together with the full particulars of the new participant (for replacement) must be given to us AT LEAST 3 working days before course commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes. 



A notice of cancellation must be given at least 3 working days before commencement of the course and 50% of course fee will be charged /returned. If notice is given less than 3 working days before the first day of the course, there will be no refund/100% charged.


Special Class

Available upon request.


For more information, please contact Ms Tan Wei Xuan at 67939020 or email weixuan@scal-academy.com.sg

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