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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




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 Maintenance 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 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.


Traditional maintenance systems are unable to meet the increasing challenges of budget cuts, defects in new and refurbished buildings and rising user demands. The course will provide knowledge and skills to implement a Predictive/Condition-Based Maintenance System and an underpinning objective condition assessment system modelled after NEN 2767, a Dutch standard believed to a world first to resolve the subjectivity problem in building inspections, to optimise maintenance cost expenditure and improve service delivery. 

COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

  • Building Maintenance: Concepts & Change
    • The Maintenance Concept
    • Defects & Maintenance
    • Traditional Maintenance Systems 
    • Tenability of Traditional Approach
  • Predictive Maintenance System
    • Fundaments & System Development
    • Predictive Maintenance Process Model
    • Information Needs: Reliable Condition Data
  • Condition Assessments in Predictive Maintenance 
    • Assessing & Measuring Building Condition
    • Subjectivity in Condition Assessments / Inspections
    • Condition Assessment Standardisation: NEN 2767
    • Condition, Maintenance Planning & Repair Prioritisation
  • Implementing a Predictive Maintenance System
    • Predictive Maintenance Process Model
    • Organising & Managing Condition Assessments
    • Information System to Support Implementation


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.


Wednesday 12 Dec 2018 / Wednesday 27 Feb 2019 / Monday 8 Apr 2019

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


$615 nett per person. Course fees includes full colour course documentation and refreshments at tea breaks. For company-sponsored candidates, course fees are $502.50 nett after E2i Professional Development funding which will be granted on successful completion of an RECC Course Registration Form (please note that funding places are limited).   

For individuals, 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 also 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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