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Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability

80 Jurong East Street 21
#04-08, Singapore 609607
Tel: (65) 6563 4166
Fax: (65) 6563 4156
Email: enquiry@recc.com.sg

Executive Training Courses




Improving Efficiency, Productivity & Minimising Costs

» Qualified for 7 PDUs by PE Board


The primary objective of a planned maintenance system is to ensure that maintenance work is planned and scheduled effectively to improve work efficiency, service delivery through the reduction of downtime and minimise the cost of maintenance.

Planned maintenance should therefore eliminate unplanned maintenance. However maintenance work being preventive, corrective and adhoc in nature presents challenges to achieve this primary aim. The inability to plan and schedule maintenance work effectively leads to inefficiencies in service delivery, increasing user dissatisfaction and high costs as planned resources have to be re-deployed for adhoc work. This problem is expected to increase with ageing of existing buildings and is further compounded by the lack of inspection skills resulting in more adhoc (fire-fighting) work.


The course will provide the knowledge and skills to undertake effective maintenance planning and scheduling and will cover the following:

  • Maintenance Fundamentals & Maintenance Systems
  • State-of-the-Art in Maintenance Work Execution and Productivity & Cost Issues
  • Maintenance Work Types & Nature of Work
  • Long, Short & Annual Maintenance Plans and Contingency/Adhoc Plans
  • Information Required for Effective Maintenance Planning & Information Sources
  • Effective Maintenance Scheduling Involving Work Prioritisation and Adaptive Scheduling .

COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

1. Building Maintenance Overview

  • The Maintenance Concept
  • Systems of Maintenance
  • Sources of Ineffective Costs

2. Types & Nature of Maintenance Work

  • Preventive Work
  • Corrective Work
  • Ad-hoc Work

3. Maintenance Planning & Information Required

  • Objectives of Maintenance Planning
  • Maintenance Planning Challenges & Process
  • Information for Maintenance Planning

4. Maintenance Plans & Effective Planning

  • Planning Considerations
  • Effective Maintenance Planning
  • Types of Maintenance Plans (Long Term, Medium Term, Short Term)

5. Maintenance Scheduling & Work Prioritisation

  • Objectives of Maintenance Scheduling
  • Challenges in Maintenance Scheduling
  • Work Prioritisation & Adaptive Maintenance Scheduling


Dr Quah Lee Kiang FRICS

Dr Quah is the Director of the Real Estate & Construction Centre and the Real Estate & Construction Academy in Singapore. She has extensive regional and international experience in Project and Facilities Management & Maintenance research, advice and academia.

Dr Quah led the EU funded project BE4213 Condition Assessment and Maintenance Strategies for Buildings and Building Components, which among other things, sought to develop an objective building condition assessment system. This project formed part of ongoing research over the last 20 years which culminated in Dutch Standard NEN 2767 on Condition Assessment of Buildings, believed to be a ‘world first’.

Dr Quah’s professional and research affiliations include being Coordinator of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Working Commission 70 on Facilities Management and Maintenance for a decade and past President of the Chartered Institute of Building Singapore Centre.  She was also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Asia Board, Singapore Board and Asia Pacific Sustainability Board.

Dr Quah was conferred an Honorary Fellow by Oxford Brookes University for her work in real estate and construction education and the unusual impact her career has had on this particular academic field in Asia.


Thursday 7 Dec 2023


Option 1 (Face-to-Face)

Venue: Unit #04-08, Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability
80 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609607

Option 2 (Live Streaming via RECC Elearning Portal)

Username and password will be assigned on receipt of registration and course fees


$615 nett per person. Course fees includes full colour course documentation and refreshments at tea breaks. 

RECC is pleased to inform that course fee funding of $112.50 per person is available from e2i, subject to terms and conditions being met. Please enquire for further details.

In addition, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory. NTUC members may claim up to $250 under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 


The course has been approved for 7 PDU units under the PE Board Continuing Professional Development programme. Attendance certificates will be issued; they may also be suitable for meeting the CPD requirements of other relevant professional bodies not operating a CPD course accreditation system.


The course will benefit those who have a vested interest in buildings including:

  • Developers
  • Building Owners
  • Government Officials
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Contractors/Sub-Contractors/Suppliers
  • Property Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Management Corporations
  • Town Councils
  • and Others


Cancellations made one week before the scheduled commencement date of the course will be subjected to an administrative fee of $100.00. The full fee of $615.00 will be payable thereafter for any cancellation; substitutions can be made at any time.


Mr Ken Chew
Tel: 6563 4166
Fax: 6563 4156 


It may be necessary for reasons beyond RECC’s control, to change the content and timing of the programme and the identity of the course leader/s.



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