CIRCULARS - 30 Jul 98
30 Jul 98
The Institution of Engineers Singapore
70 Bukit Tinggi Road
(Fax No: 64671108)
Singapore Institute of Architects
72B Tras Street
(Fax No.: 62262663)
Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore
51 Anson Road #02-65
(Fax No.: 63242581)
Singapore Contractors' Association Ltd
1 Bukit Merah Lane 2
(Fax No: 62733977)
Real Estate Developers? Association of Singapore
(Fax No: 6337 2217)
Dear Sirs SUBMISSION OF PLANS FOR TEMPORARY STRUCTURES AT CONSTRUCTION SITES
Currently, contractors intending to carry out sanitary facilities for temporary structures at construction sites submit three sets of plans endorsed by QPs to the Central Building Plan Unit (CBPU). After CBPU has checked and cleared the plans, registered plumbers (RP) can then to apply for a Sanitary Permit from Sewerage Department (SD) to carry out the sanitary works on the approved plans.
2 In line with the revised procedure for the submission of building plans on Environmental Health, we have revised the procedure as follows:
(a) Plans on Sanitary Facilities for Temporary Structures
QPs prepare plans on sanitary facilities for temporary structures at construction sites. QPs are advised to consult CBPU on the preparation of the plans should they need clarification or seek waiver on requirements during the thrice weekly pre-consultation sessions on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning (9.00 am-12 noon). There is no need for QPs to make prior appointments to attend the pre-consultation sessions. Besides the pre-consultation sessions, QPs can also contact CBPU officers at other times for consultation.
QPs endorse on the plans that they are prepared with full compliance with the Code of Practice on Environmental Health. The endorsement is in the Annex.
One set of the plans will be submitted to CBPU. CBPU will register the plans within 24 hours without checking. CBPU will no longer issue clearance to the plans. Once the plans have been endorsed by QPs, the sanitary works may commence in accordance with the endorsed plans.
(b) Notification for Commencement of Sanitary Works
RPs need not apply for Sanitary Permit from SD to carry out the sanitary works.
RPs notify SD on the commencement of the sanitary works, enclosing plans to indicate proposed connections of the temporary toilet facilities to public sewers or septic tanks (where public sewers are not available) or holding tanks. Septic tanks are not allowed to serve temporary structures at construction sites located within the unprotected water catchment areas and Singapore River/Kallang Basin catchment.
3 The above revised procedure will take immediate effect.
4 We would, therefore, be grateful if you can inform your members of the revised procedure.
5 If you need any clarification on the revised procedure, please contact any of the following officers:
Anselm Gonsalves Tel: 67319631
Cheam Tow Pang Tel: 67319681
Chow Yew Meng Tel: 67319630
FOONG CHEE LEONG
CENTRAL BUILDING PLAN UNIT
ENDORSEMENT ON PLAN FOR TEMPORARY STRUCTURES
AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE
I, (Name of QP)
, hereby certify that the sanitary facilities for temporary structures shown therein comply strictly with the provision of the Code of Practice on Environmental Health.
Name of QP