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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



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The cost of occupying facilities/space is second to personnel costs for organisations. It will be essential to contain supporting Facilities Management & Maintenance (FMM) costs to gain a organisation to gain a competitive advantage.

Facilities Managers need knowledge of the multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted nature of FMM services to contribute to the delivery of cost effective and efficient services. The course will provide a fundamental understanding of the nature and scope of FMM services and instil an understanding of the challenges ahead. It will also allow participants to identify knowledge gaps for further training to improve their competencies and skills.

COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

  • Facilities Management & Maintenance Overview  
    • Facilities/Space:  A  Business Resource & Factor of Production
    • FM & Maintenance: A Cost Centre Supporting Businesses
    • FM & Maintenance: Scope, Role & Required Skills
    • FM & Maintenance: Industry SWOT Analysis, Challenges & Innovation
  • Facilities Maintenance: Concepts and Change
    • The Maintenance Concept 
    • Traditional Maintenance Systems
    • Maintenance Drivers & Need for Change
    • Condition-Based/Predictive Maintenance & Repair Prioritisation 
  • Hard Facilities Management Services
    • Scope of Work: Maintenance & Energy Management
    • Overview of Building Systems & Components & Maintenance Requirements
      -  Sub-structure Systems: Foundations, Basements
      -  Superstructure Systems: Structures, Floors, Stairs
      -  Building Envelope Systems: External Walls & Roofs
      -  Architectural Systems: Doors, Windows, Partitions, Ceilings, Finishes
      - Building Services Systems: Plumbing, Sanitary & Waste Discharge Systems
      - Electrical & Emergency Power Systems
      - Mechanical Ventilation & Air-conditioning Systems
      - Fire Protection, Security & Building Automation Systems
      - External Works 
  • Soft Facilities Management / Custodial Services 
    • Scope of Work & Requirements
      -  Cleaning
      -  Pest Control
      -  Plants & Landscaping
      -  Security
      - Catering, Vending Machines
      - Recycling/Garbage Disposal
      - Concierge, Receptionist, Porters, Caretakers
      - Furniture & Fittings 
  • Facilities Management Work Execution 
    • Work Organisational Structure
    • Work Execution Modes
    • Outsourcing Models
    • Procurement & Outsourcing Challenges 


Dr. Quah Lee Kiang

Dr Quah is the Director of the Real Estate & Construction Centre and the Real Estate & ConstructionAcademyin Singapore. She has extensive regional and international experience in Project and Facilities Management & Maintenance research, advice and academia. Her professional affiliations include being past President of the Chartered Institute of Building Singapore Centre, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Asia Board, Singapore Board and Asia Pacific Sustainability Board. Dr Quah is currently Chairperson of the Sustainability Committee in the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Singapore Chapter.


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.


Tuesday 28 Mar 2023 / Monday 22 May 2023 / Friday 14 Jul 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 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


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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