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Brunei Darussalam

ARMECS Bridging Programme


Posted on:
22.03.2021 by SEA-VET Admin

Implementing Institutions:
MISC Construction and the Ministry of Development

Year:
2020

Scale of Initiative:
Regional
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Description

Background 

On 1st October 2020, the ARMECS Bridging Programme under the Manpower Industry Steering Committee (MISC) Construction was officially launched by the Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy, Brunei. 

The initiative is a collaboration of the MISC Construction, the Ministry of Development, regulators, education institutions and companies in the construction industries.

Comprising the ARMECS, is Bridging Programme in Draughting and the ARMECS Bridging Programme in RCC-Visor (Construction Site Supervisor), the training programme aims to close the gap between the knowledge and skills obtained by graduates during their technical education and the construction industry’s requirements.

The programme also aims to equip qualified local graduates with the skills and experience to work professionally in the construction industry. Trainees will be exposed to three disciplines in the construction sector: Architectural, Mechanical and Electrical, and Civil and Structural.


ARMECS Bridging Programme

The ARMECS Bridging Program is an industry-based training program aimed to enhance the local graduates' employability for the construction industry. 

The 6-months Training program is designed to enrich the graduates with hands-on skills and competencies.

The acronym "ARMECS" stands for Architect - Mechanical & Electrical - Civil & Structural. At this stage, 2 programs will be run which are ARMECS Draughting and ARMECS RCC-Visor. The graduate trainees will be trained by experts from Construction Firms under i-Ready apprenticeship scheme.

ARMECS Draughting is an Industry-Based Training Program designed to enrich the graduates with hands-on skills and competency in Computer Aided Draughting in three (3) Different disciplines, that is, Architectural, Mechanical, & Electrical and civil & Structural, trained by the experts for the construction industry.

The program aims to meet the requirement of the construction industry for more enjoyable graduates. The objective is to enhance the graduate's employability as Draughtsman.

The graduate trainees will undergo a structure training program. The training delivery will be based on 20% on attainment of Awareness and knowledge and 80% on experience in Draughting skills in the three (3) disciplines.

At Architectural Firm

At Mechanical  & Electrical Firm

At Civil & Structural Firm

Awareness & Knowledge

  • Duties and responsibilities of draftsman in architectural firm
  • Acknowledge the latest Town and Country Planning (TCP) rules and regulation & submission
  • Acknowledge the latest Authorities for Building Control and Construction Industry (ABCi) rules and regulations & submission
  • Exploring and understanding the procedure on approval of project 
  • Understanding of CAD Drawings and Building Materials
  • Advanced application of AutoCAD/Revit Drawing Software
  • Understanding submission drawing to authorities
  • Understanding of site analysis
  • Duties and responsibilities of draftsman in M&E firm
  • Acknowledge the latest Town and Country Planning (TCP) rules and regulation & submission
  • Acknowledge the latest Authorities for Building Control and Construction Industry (ABCi) rules and regulations & submission
  • Exploring and understanding the procedure on approval of project 
  • Understanding of CAD Drawings and M&E Materials
  • Understanding of M&E Services
  • Advanced application of AutoCAD software
  • Understanding submission drawing to authorities
  • Understanding of site analysis
  • Basic fundamental of M&E calculation for drafting
  • Duties and responsibilities of draftsman in C&S firm
  • Understanding the role of C&S Consultant in the submission of drawing to authorities
  • Understanding the regulation and requirement of relevant authority in submission of drawing and project implementation e.g ABCi, TCP, Bomba, PBD12, etc
  • Understanding the stages of project implementation in construction 
  • Understanding of basic design, terms and contents of C&S drawing

Experience

  • Expose to the site inspection of the existing/ on-going/ completed projects
  • Assign to real/ completed project
  • Understanding on application of 3D modelling software e.g Google Sketchup, 3Ds Max (Optional)
  • Expose to the site inspection of the existing/ on-going/ completed projects
  • Assign to real/ completed project
  • Experience in drafting C&S drawing using AutoCAD e.g. STructural drawing, earthwork drawing 
  • familiarize work environment, ethics & culture
  • Conduct Site inspection to on-going projects to compare drawings vs actual
  • Experience in actual submission of Earthwork drawing via OneBiz

ARMECS Draughting targets those students who have just graduated or unemployed graduates in the following areas:

ARMECS Draughting

  • Politeknik Brunei (PB) Level 5 Diploma in Interior Design​
  • Politeknik Brunei (PB) Level 5 Diploma in Architecture
  • IBTE Level 4 HNTec in Design and Draughting
  • IBTE Level 4 HNTec in Construction Engineering or
  • Any other disciplines relevant to the above form local and international institutions

Having completed the ARMECS Draughting training program, the graduate trainees should be:

  1. Able to work with minimal supervision
  2. Industry ready
  3. Experience in draughting of real-life projects
  4. Well Aware of the expectation of the employer
  5. Experience in working environment
  6. Draughting in 3 different disciplines in the construction industry
  7. No or minimal training when employed after completing ARMECS training

ARMECS RCC-Visor

ARMECS RCC-Visor which is an acronym that stands for Resident Technical Officer (RTOf), Company Site Representative (CSRep) and Clerk of Works (CoW) as Supervisor, is an Industry-Based Training program designed to enrich the graduates with hands-on skills and competency in Supervising Construction site works and quality control trained by the industry experts for the construction industry.

This program aims to meet the requirement of the construction industry for more employable graduates that will suit positions as RTOf, CSRep and CoW.

The graduate trainees will undergo a structured training program. The training delivery will be based on 20% on attainment of Awareness and Knowledge and 80% to gain Experience in supervising and quality control of construction site works in the (3) three different disciplines.

At Architectural Firm

At Civil & Structural Firm

At Mechanical  & Electrical Firm

Awareness & Knowledge

  • Duties and responsibilities if RTOf / CoW in C&S firm, and CSRep in contractor company
  • Understanding the regulation and requirement of relevant authority in submission of drawing and project implementation e.g ABCi, TCP, Bomba, PBD12, etc 
  • Understanding the stages of project implementation in construction
  • Understanding of basic design, terms and contents of C&S drawing
  • Duties and responsibilities of CoW in Architectural firm
  • Understanding the regulation and requirement of relevant authority in submission of drawing and project implementation e.g ABCi, TCP, Bomba, PBD12, etc
  • Exploring and understanding on implementation of building projects
  • Duties and responsibilities of CoW / CSRep in M&E firm
  • Understanding the regulation and requirement of relevant authority in submission of drawing and project implementation e.g ABCi, TCP, Bomba, PBD12, etc
  • Exploring and understanding on implementation of building projects
  • Elementary level M&E construction knowledge, work program to ensure they can prepare documents/records

Experience

  • Site work exposure / Site Supervision
  • Familiarising with construction drawings, specifications and documents
  • Observe and understand construction work activities & scheduling
  • Regular inspection of construction works on site
  • Conduct quality testing on material 
  • Taking measurements on site
  • keep detailed site records of works 
  • Monitor progress of project
  • Technical reporting skills 
  • Site work exposure / Site Supervision
  • Familiarising with construction drawings, building materials and documents
  • Observe and understanding construction work activities & scheduling including HSE
  • Regular inspection of construction works on site to compare actual construction work with construction drawings and specifications with the guidance of senior clerk of work 
  • Taking measurements on site
  • Keep detailed site records of works and produce weekly report
  • Site work exposure / Site Supervision
  • Familiarising with M&E and Plumbing and Sanitary (P&S) construction drawings and documents
  • Observe and understanding construction work activities & scheduling
  • Regular inspection of construction works on site
  • Taking measurements on site
  • Keep detailed site records of works
  • Site measurement for valuation of works
  • Knowledge on checking quality of M&E materials / equipment

ARMECS RCC-Visor targets those students who have just graduated or unemployed graduates in the following areas:

​ARMECS RCC-Visor

  • Politeknik Brunei Level 5 Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • IBTE Level 4 HNTec Construction Engineering or
  • Any other disciplines relevant to the above from local and international institutions

Having Completed ARMECS RCC-Visor training program, the graduate trainees should be:

  1. Able to work with minimal supervision
  2. Able to supervise site works with minimal supervision
  3. Gain experience in supervising real life projects
  4. Be well aware of the expectation of the employer
  5. Have experience in office and site working environment 
  6. Be able to work as supervisor both on consultant as RTOf/CoW and contractor side as CSRep

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