Jobs for Landscape Architecture Graduates
* Fresh graduates are welcome to apply
ROLE OF A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE GRADUATES AT ACEPLP
Fresh Landscape Architecture graduates and mid-careerists with no prior work experience will complete 2 months of classroom training in BIM and CAD applications. The training is conducted by Ace Industry Academy (AIA), the official training arm of AcePLP, and will prepare you as you embark on your career as a Landscape Architecture BIM modeller. AIA is an SSG/WSG approved training provider, and some modules which you attend during this period will be WSQ-accredited, and in line with the national skills framework for the Built Environment. (SSG/WSG is a statutory council formed by the Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Education.)
Certificates will be awarded on completion of classroom training, and thereafter, you will be assigned to work on projects to gain experience. To guarantee a smooth transition, AcePLP pairs freshly trained BIM Modellers with senior colleagues or Alumni. Trainers will also be on hand to assist the new modellers if they run into any challenges. The experience you gain from participating in projects can be used towards the Digital Delivery Management Accreditation Scheme.
Using BIM for landscape architecture allows us to take ownership of the designs and enable confident decision-making. It designs with data instead of simply relying on geometry or 2D lines. For example, a tree within a BIM model would have the parameters necessary to install the tree, such as its scientific name, root size, condition and install height. It should also have relevant design information such as the mature height, spread, water and sun requirements, and bloom time.
In your projects, you will serve clients that are main contractors that need to interface with Architects, or support our clients work in Architecture practice. You may also be assigned to work at multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies with Architecture departments.
You will likely assist our clients to populate Landscape Architecture BIM models, work with digital terrain models, import or build tree elements, create slopes, curbs, pavements and surface drainage elements in the Landscape Architecture BIM model, and produce schedules, reports, and worksheets that are linked to geometry to create a bi-directional link between the BIM model and the documentation.
As you learn and progress in the digital delivery services role, you may be moved into assignments that require a great deal of integration and coordination with other stakeholders, because the role of design and construction is often a collaboration between consultants, contractors, and specialists.
What you will learn
In the 26-month AcePLP Career Advancement Programme, you start off in our classrooms to undergo intense technical training in BIM to build your foundational skills in Digital Delivery Management. This prepares you for your career in BIM, and also for jobs in Landscape Architecture.
Through our training programme, we ensure that you gain the ability to use the most popularly used BIM software applications in Singapore, which are Autodesk Revit, Bentley OpenBuilding, OpenRail and OpenPlant. This gives you the flexibility to work on various kinds of building and infrastructure projects in Singapore. We will also cover the use of 2D products such as AutoCAD and MicroStation, which are crucial for the documentation of the BIM models.
As cases arises, we will put you through training in 4D BIM products, combining the BIM model with a Microsoft Projects or Primavera P6 schedule using products such as Synchro 4D or Navisworks Manage, enabling you to deliver on Virtual Design and Construction processes. You may undergo other types of training depending on your interest and where the opportunities take you.
what is your career progression like?
BIM has greatly improved how architects and engineers design and construct buildings. With BIM authoring tools, architects create a digital 3D model of the building, allowing them to see a representation of what it will look like and how it will operate. The ease of which designs can be updated according to new information and requirements allows the design process to become iterative, transforming the ways that Architects have traditionally operated.
Skills and experience in BIM have become a fundamental requirement for moving into and progressing into Architecture jobs in the Built Environment. Your participation in our apprenticeship programme will help you open doors to many job opportunities in Landscape Architecture.
Depending on the assignment opportunities, you may also have collaborated with structural and/or mechanical and electrical teams. This kind of experience can have a transformative effect on your career as an Architect, and on parallel, also set you for a career in Project Management.
If your interest lies in technology implementation, you will also have many opportunities to jobs in Digital Delivery Management, which involves the adoption and implementation of up-to-date emerging digital technologies to optimize operations and processes, improve collaboration and enhance work efficiency.
You can progress in this track to become an expert DDM professional, rising in the ranks to become a Tier 2 (Lead) BIM Manager, and then a Chief Digital Officer (Tier 1), where you will oversee the implementation and innovation of digital solutions to achieve digital transformation in the business, leading the strategic direction in your team.
With a domain knowledge grounded in construction through the experience in projects, armed with a spatial awareness via your 3D modelling and visualization skills, you can enter other tracks to continue to build domain expertise and experience.
gain industry recognition as digital delivery management professional
The skills, knowledge, and experience which you gain from participating in this apprenticeship programme will make you eligible to become an accredited professional in the Digital Delivery Management (DDM) track of the Built Environment. This is a nationally recognized industry accreditation scheme that provides a structured framework to assess and recognize your digital skillsets. The recognition can help you ensure appropriate remuneration and enhance employability.
By gaining the requisite skills and experience through our apprenticeship programme, you will minimally qualify as a Tier 4 DDM Professional (Assistant Specialist), commonly known in our industry as a BIM Modeller, at the end of the 26-month programme.
If you have undertaken BIM coordination projects in the period of your apprenticeship, integrating models from various engineering disciplines such as Structure and Architecture to deliver coordinated combined services models, you may qualify at the Tier 3 DDM Professional (Specialist) level, commonly known in our industry as a BIM Coordinator.
For information regarding the DDM Accreditation Scheme, visit ddm.buildingsmartsingapore.org.