Introduction to Building and Construction

Introduction to Building Design & Construction | Comprehensive Overview of Architectural, Structural & MEP Disciplines

Course Description

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the common elements and terminologies used in architecture, structural, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) disciplines of building prototypes. It covers the essential knowledge needed to understand how buildings are designed and constructed, including the components, materials, and processes that support the entire building system and functions. Additionally, the course will cover important safety and health knowledge that is required for working on construction sites, as well as the roles and responsibilities of individuals within design and construction teams.


Target Audience

The course is suitable for non-construction personnel looking to embark on a career in the construction industry, or for professionals who work in related fields and want to gain a better understanding of building design and construction in general and within BIM.


Course Outcome

Upon completion of this course, trainees will have a good understanding of the functions, operations, and requirements in the design and construction of a project. They will be equipped with the knowledge to understand the different components that make up a building and how they work together, as well as the materials and processes used in building construction. They will also understand the importance of safety and health in the construction industry and the roles and responsibilities of different members of the design and construction teams. The course will provide a foundation of knowledge that will be beneficial for those who wish to embark on Building Information Modelling (BIM) and understand how construction and building works, in order to use this information when designing and constructing buildings.


Course Outline

Construction Workplace Safety and Health

  • Roles and responsibilities as an employee working in a construction site

  • Safe work procedures in construction work

  • Respond to fire emergencies


Building & Construction Process

  • Project conception, design, and planning

  • Building regulations and submissions to authorities

  • Tender drawings, tender documentation , tendering and award process

  • Construction and shopdrawings

  • Post-construction and asbuilt drawings


Construction Building Materials

  • Concrete and cement

  • Wood

  • Metal

  • Glass

  • Stones

  • Other products, sustainable green options


Construction Technology and terminologies

  • Civil and Structural works

  • Architectural works

  • Building services / MEP systems

  • Combined services and interference


Design for Safety

  • Guiding principles for design for safety implementation

  • Safety provisions for construction and maintenance


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL Member - $1090.00

Non - Member - $1090.00

Course Venue

Online Course

Course Duration

4.0 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 32.0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This course is only eligible for course fee support under the Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for BIM Professional 



PDU: 24 Units

CET: 24 Hours

CPAS: 24 Units

ECO(SCS) Licence Renewal Course


Course Brochure

Introduction to Building and Construction

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An e-Certificate of Completion will be issued to participant who complete the course with 80% 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 Weixuan at 67939020 or email

“The training provided by SCAL’s experienced and knowledgeable trainers has equipped me with an excellent grasp of construction safety and allowed me to enhance worksite safety in Woh Hup”

Govindavelalar Gunasekaran

“The course content is very relevant to my daily work and I will definitely recommend this course to my colleagues with design background at SCAL Academy.”

Daphne Yip

“SCAL Academy has a good understanding of how the industry works and the training is much better aligned with practical needs. The trainer also exhibited fantastic content knowledge and this enabled me to apply the concepts to my work.””

Kenn Tan