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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

3rd Run 3-DAY TRAINING COURSE

ENHANCING FACILITIES PERFORMANCE AND SERVICE DELIVERY: DEFECTS MANAGEMENT
Building Structures, Systems & Materials Life Cycle Performance

» Qualified for 21 PDUs by PE Board

COURSE BACKGROUND

The life cycle of a building can be categorised into three main phases as shown. Upstream activities of Design and Construction can impact downstream Real Estate & Facilities Management (REFM) activities in particular, defects occurrence and repairs.

The REFM phase in the building life cycle is the longest. REFM work ensures and enhances building performance and asset value, consumes the highest aggregate resources in the building life cycle and is yet accorded the lowest priority in budget allocation. Insufficient attention to maintenance and funding leads to unattended defects which can cause major impacts on service delivery and organisation reputation as recent incidents have shown.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The series of courses on ‘Enhancing Facilities Performance and Service Delivery: Defects Management’ is in response to the growing incidence of defects in new buildings and the ageing of existing buildings which require a preventive, corrective and predictive approach to address. The courses will provide a better understanding of the building design and construction process and the properties and performance of building materials, prerequisite underpinning knowledge in proactive defects mitigation and management.

COURSE DESIGN, DELIVERY AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The courses have been designed and will be delivered in cognisance of the fact that not all parties with a vested interest in the building life cycle are technically trained or inclined; they may also be involved directly or indirectly in strategic, tactical and operational levels aspects of built environment such as finance and customer service.

The learning outcomes are ‘T” shaped PMEs with cross disciplinary knowledge and understanding to adopt a proactive approach to efficient and cost effective facilities maintenance and defects management and funding.

ENHANCING FACILITIES PERFORMANCE & SERVICE DELIVERY:
DEFECTS MANAGEMENT
3-Day Course

Day 1 : Structural Forms, Systems & Materials: Design, Construction, Performance & Defects Simply Explained

(9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

1. Building Development & Construction

  • Buildings & Building Life Cycle
  • Parties in the Development, Construction & Maintenance Process
  • Sustainable Buildings

2. Building Science & Environment

  • Moisture/Condensation
  • Lighting
  • Noise
  • Thermal Comfort

3. Building Structures & Materials

  • Load Bearing Wall & Framed Structures
  • Building Components/Elements
  • Building Materials Overview

4. Enhancing Building Life Cycle Performance

  • Contribution of Design
  • Contribution of Construction
  • Maintenance Management

5. Defects in Buildings

  • Building Performance & Degradation
  • Common Causes & Manifestation of Defects
  • Design-Construction-Maintenance-Defects Link

Day 2 : Enhancing Building Materials & Systems Performance: Installation, Preventive Maintenance, Defects & Repairs

(9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

1. Assessing Building Life Cycle Performance & Service Delivery

  • Performance Concept
  • Performance Measures
  • Technical Performance & Inspection Standardisation

2. Reinforced Concrete

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

3. Bricks & Blocks

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

4. Natural Stone and Ceramic Tiles

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

5. Wood and Plastics

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

6. Plaster & Screeds

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

7. Glass in Buildings

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

8. Paints & Coatings

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

Day 3 : Enhancing Building Services Systems Performance: Preventive Maintenance, Defects & Repairs

(9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

1. Water Supply & Plumbing Systems

  • Systems Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

2. Waste & Sewage Disposal Systems

  • Systems Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

3. Electrical Supply & Lighting Systems

  • Systems Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

4. Ventilation & Air-Conditioning Systems

  • Systems Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

5. Fire Protection Systems

  • Systems Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

6. Vertical Transportation Systems

  • Systems Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

7. Security Systems

  • Systems Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

COURSE LEADERS

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.

Er. Yong Shan Chi MBA, B.Eng (Civil)
Er Yong, a Professional Engineer (Civil) has extensive design and construction management experience. He started work with the HDB, moving on to the private sector where he was involved in foundation engineering and precast concrete work. He has been involved in D&B projects in Singapore and China providing project management and engineering design support. Mr Yong has developed learning material for CITI and lectures for them.

Er. Hui Beng Hong, PBM MSc Fire Safety Engg, BEng (Mech), CEng, FIES, RI (Mech)
Er. Hui is the Principal of Apelles Consulting Engineers and has been an M&E consultant for more than 25 years. He has acquired a wealth of experience in all aspects of Building Services across many building types. Amongst the services he offers include project management, supervision, inspection, testing and commissioning of the complete range of M & E Engineering Systems and Services.

COURSE DATES & VENUE

Thursday 10 Aug, Thursday 17 Aug & Tuesday 22 Aug 2017
Tuesday 14 Nov, Tuesday 21 Nov & Tuesday 28 Nov 2017

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

COURSE FEES

  Full Course Fee  Course Fee Funding (Source) 
Company Sponsored $1850.00 $337.50 (e2i)
Individual (NTUC Members only)  $1850.00 Up to $250.00 (UTAP)

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

COURSE ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

The course has been qualified for 21 PDU units under the PE Board Continuing Professional Development programme. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued upon completion of all 3 days of training; these may also be suitable for meeting the CPD requirements of other relevant professional bodies not operating a CPD course accreditation system.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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

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 will be payable thereafter for any cancellation; substitutions can be made at any time.

COURSE ENQUIRIES AND REGISTRATIONS

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

PLEASE NOTE

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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