Celebrating over 20 years of Built Environment Education, Research & Advice

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



» Qualified for 14 PDUs by PE Board


Maintenance work in a Preventive Maintenance System is based on rigid cycle time as opposed to real time evidence of need as ascertained from inspections in a Predictive Maintenance System. Some 30% cost savings have been achieved in moving from the traditional Preventive/Cyclical-based system to a Predictive/Condition-based system in engineering installations maintenance.

Predictive Maintenance Systems requires objective inspection data, the variability in defect prognosis arising from subjectivity of inspectors needs to be addressed as a pre-requisite to implementation of Predictive Maintenance Systems.   A Dutch standard NEN 2767, believed to be a world-first in Building Condition Assessment, seeks to provide uniformity in condition assessment, through an inspection protocol and reporting system based on defects classification and condition scores. The resultant condition data facilitates maintenance planning and prioritisation and serves as a means of communicating building technical condition between strategic, tactical and operational level decision makers.


The course will:

1.      Reinforce knowledge on the following precursors to conducting building inspections/condition assessments:
         -     Building structures/systems/material
         -     The pathology of building defects
         -     Maintenance, Maintenance Systems and Maintenance Planning fundamentals

2.      Impart the knowledge and skills to:
         -     Conduct a NEN 2767 underpinned building inspection/condition assessment 
         -     Develop a condition-based maintenance prioritisation plan

3.      Provide a framework for appreciating the role of Condition Assessments in Asset Life Cycle Management and Condition Data Management in support of a Predictive/Condition-Based Maintenance System. 

2-DAY COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

  • Building Structures/Systems/Materials
    • Structural Systems & Components
    • Building Materials
    • Pathology of Building Defects
  • Maintenance Systems and Maintenance Planning    
    • The Maintenance Concept
    • Traditional Maintenance Systems: Cyclical/Adhoc
    • Predictive/Condition-Based  Maintenance Systems
  •  Condition Assessments in Predictive Maintenance
    • Assessing and Measuring Building Condition
      - Direct Methods ( Equipment /Aids & Limitations)
      - In-direct Methods (Building Inspections & Limitations)
    • Reducing Subjectivity in Building Condition Assessments: NEN 2767
  • Conducting NEN 2767 Condition Assessments  
    • NEN 2767 Condition Assessment (Trainer-Led)
    • Condition Assessment Practicum (External Components & Finishes)
    • Condition Assessment Practicum (Internal Components & Finishes)
  • NEN 2767 Maintenance Planning & Prioritisation (Hands On) 
    • Condition Data Assimilation (in NEN 2767 Spreadsheets)
    • Data Analysis & Interpretation
    • Developing a Maintenance Prioritisation Plan
  • Condition Assessments in Asset Life Cycle Management
    • Asset Service Life Condition Assessments (including Auditing Performance/Outcome –Based Services) 
    • Condition Data Collection, Data Digitisation & Storage 
    • Data Analytics & Intelligent Predictive Maintenance Systems


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.


Wednesday 18 Oct & Thursday 19 Oct 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


$1,250 nett per person. Course fees includes full colour course documentation and refreshments at tea breaks. 

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 14 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 $1,250.00 will be payable thereafter for any cancellation; substitutions can be made at any time.


Mr Ken Chew
Tel: 6563 4166
Fax: 6563 4156 
E-mail: exectrg@recc.com.sg


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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