Overview

HDB housing makes up 80% of the total dwelling mix in Singapore. To master the Interior design and renovation coordination for HDB homes requires crucial planning and sound material knowledge and application. This two-day interactive workshop will provide participants with the required knowledge and skills in design and planning for HDB BTO renovation.

The workshop will focus on role play and group case studies to pick up relevant skills for effective communication with all parties (ID, contractor, home-owner). Hands-on practical and experiential learning will be conducted to allow aspirant designers to acquire additional skills and knowledge on improving home renovation skills and processes. The desired outcome is to equip participants to have an edge in the employment process.

What You’ll Learn

Topic 1: To understand the HDB renovation guidelines and rules

UK1: HDB type of housing and general rules of occupancy

UK2: Computer literacy

Topic 2: To understand the type of different building materials for space and rooms

UK3: Communication skills

UK4: Basic color matching

Topic 3: To identify the dimension requirement for standard furniture in BTO flat

UK3: Communication skills

UK5: Basic drawing & drafting skills

UK6: Basic computer knowledge

Topic 4: To schedule a timeline for renovating a BTO flat

UK2: Computer literacy

UK6: Basic computer knowledge

UK7: Construction methodology 

Topic 5: To specify user requirements and deliverables

UK3: Communication skills

UK5: Basic drawing & drafting skills

UK6: Basic computer knowledge

Who Should Attend

  • New aspirant designers, IDs
  • Mid-career changes
  • Largely educated professionals, Singaporeans, age group 25 – 40
  • New BTO home owners

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of Guidelines governing HDB renovation, Renovation to be done by Registered Contractors, not DIY
  • Read and interpret original HDB plan
  • Basic technical drawing, drafting plans and symbols
  • Use of measurement tape

Expected Classroom Size

12 to 20

Assessment and Certificate

An SITLEARN Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course

Materials or Handouts

Course materials printed and issued during course

Programme Schedule

Run 1 Schedule

Workshop
Tues, 9am to 6pm
Workshop
Weds, 9am to 6pm
Week 1 TBC TBC
Week 2 TBC TBC
Week 3 TBC TBC
Week 4 TBC TBC

Day 1

8:30 am  Welcome and Registration
9:00 am Intro, basic concepts
10:30 am Topic 1
12:45 am Lunch
13:45 am Topic 2
15:30 am Class Activity & Feedback
16:30 pm Feedback
17:30 pm End of Day

Day 2

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Revision to Day 1
10:30 am Topic 3
12:45 am Lunch
13:45 am Topic 4
15:30 am Class Activity & Feedback
16:30 pm Consolidation / Assessment
17:30 pm End of Workshop

Lesson Plan

LO1 : To understand the HDB Guidelines and Rules

LO2 : To understand the type of different building materials for space

LO3 : To identify the dimension requirement of standard furniture for new BTO flat

LO4: To schedule a timeline for renovation BTO flat

LO5: To specify user requirements and deliverables

Instructor/s

Jake Yeoh

MD, ZLC

Jake specialises in interior design and project management for residential homes and offices. He currently teach at BCA Academy, major on Technical Drawing and Project Management. He is a Chartered building Surveyor, accredited by RICS and a resident consultant at Absolute Inspection.

He is the currently the Managing Director of Z L Construction Pte Ltd, a local based design and build firm and completed projects in Gardens by The Bay, for Coca Cola, Raffles Medical, All Saints Nursing Home and SSMC Water fab plants.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Building) from the National University of Singapore, ACTA trainer certification, ISO9001, 14001 & 18001 Lead Assessor, Certificate in Interior Design for Homes and Contracts by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.