The lightning strikes have caused major disruptions to sensitive equipment operation and considerable damage to building structures. Understanding of lightning phenomenon and proper design of lightning protection system are critical considerations for protection of lives, properties and equipment in the buildings.

The aims of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the effects of lightning and cover various analytical methods with the aid of software to optimise the design and performance assessment of lightning systems for the buildings.


  • Overview of Lightning Protection Systems
    • Thundercloud
    • Lightning Parameters
  • Statutory requirements
    • Form for TOP
  • SS 555:2018 – Code of Practice for Protection against Lightning
    • Introduction of SS, IEC and EN Standard
    • Update to SS555-2018
  • Damages and Losses caused by lightning
    • Physical damage to structures and life hazard
    • Damage to sensitive equipment
  • Lightning protection risks and design
    • Classification of risk
    • Risk Analysis
    • Management of risk
  • Analysis of risk by software
  • Design processes
    • Methods
    • Materials
  • Bonding and Earthing
    • Bonding of internal and external conductive parts
    • Type A
    • Type B
    • Earthing resistance requirement
  • Electrical and electronic systems within structure
    • Understanding of lightning protection zones
    • Methods of surge protection
    • Selection of surge protective devices (SPD)

Target Audience

Anyone how is interested in learning the fundamentals of lightning protection design, Engineers, Safety Officers, M&E engineers, Contractors

Course Date and Venue

  • 29th – 30th July 2019
  • 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • HDB Centre of Building Research, 10 Woodlands Ave 8, Singapore 738973
  • *SGD 790 nett
    Sign up 2 pax & 3rd one attends free

CPD Award

  • Certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants
  • Lunch and Refreshments will be provided
  • Complimentary parking lots are available on first-come-first-served basis.

Course Facilitator

Er. Chan Heng Lim is a registered Professional Engineer (Electrical) with 28 years of industry experience responsible for the design and projects management.  He currently serves as a Qualified Person (QP)  in an established consultancy company taking charge of electrical system design and audits check to ensure design meeting the code compliance. He carried out investigation on electrical equipment / components failure during and after the installation and provided recommendations to the problems. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in BCA Academic and SUSS. He is a certified Trainer with Advance Certificate in Training & Assessment (ACTA). He also holds a postgraduate certificate in Teaching in Higher Education.