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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


A Proactive Real-Time Management Strategy

» Qualified for 7 PDUs by PE Board


Building maintenance work is either reactively or proactive addressed. Whilst Cyclical-Based systems may be held as proactive and preventive; maintenance cycles are determined at design stage and do not factor quality of construction and maintenance effort and building use. This could lead to over-maintenance due to premature replacement or to unexpected consequences when failure occurs before stipulated schedules.

In a Predictive/Condition-Based system, work is based on real time evidence of need as ascertained from inspections, and planned and prioritised accordingly. Some 30% cost savings have been achieved in moving from a Cyclical-based to a Condition-based system in engineering installations maintenance.

Predictive/Condition-Based building 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. A new Dutch standard NEN 2767, believed to be a world-first in Building Condition Assessment, seeks to provide uniformity in condition assessment, through an inspection and reporting system based on defect classification and condition scores. The resultant data also serves as a means of communicating building technical condition between strategic, tactical and operational level decision makers.


The course will provide knowledge and understanding of:

  • Defects and the Role of Maintenance
  • Pitfalls in Traditional Response and Cyclical Maintenance Systems
  • Features of a Predictive/Condition-Based Maintenance System and Process Model
  • Defects Assessment Standardisation: NEN 2767 & Condition-Based Maintenance
  • Guidelines for Implementing a Predictive/Condition-Based Maintenance System

COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

  • Building Degradation and Defects
    • Building Performance and Degradation
    • Common Causes and Manifestation of Defects
    • Design-Construction-Maintenance-Defects Link
  • Building Maintenance: Concepts and Change
    • The Maintenance Concept
    • Change Drivers in Maintenance
    • Tenability of Traditional Response and Cyclical Based Maintenance Systems
  • Predictive/Condition-Based Building Maintenance System
    • Process Model
    • Maintenance Budgets and Repair Prioritisation
    • Information Needs and Objective Condition Assessment
  • Condition Assessment and Condition Scores: NEN 2767
    • Defect Parameters
    • Defects-Condition Score
    • Maintenance Planning & Repair Prioritisation
  • Establishing a Condition-Based Maintenance System
    • Methodological Phase
    • Organisational Phase
    • Operational and Administrative Phase
    • IT and Computerisation


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.


Friday 17 Jun 2016

Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability
80 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609607


  Full Course Fee  Course Fee Funding (Source) 
Company Sponsored $615.00 $112.50 (e2i)
Individual (NTUC Members only)  $615.00 Up to $250.00 (UTAP)

Course fees includes full colour course documentation and refreshments at tea breaks. 


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 $595.00 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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