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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



» Qualified for 7 PDUs by PE Board


Mechanical Ventilation (MV) and Air Conditioning (A/C) systems are complex mechanical systems.

MV is used to introduce fresh outside air into buildings, circulate air within buildings and, remove odours and moisture in buildings. Air conditioning (A/C) on the other hand conditions/alters the properties of air to provide indoor environments conducive to human comfort and production processes therein.

MV and AC systems must be maintained to ensure proper functioning. Poor indoor air quality caused by maintenance neglect can affect the health and productivity of workers; inability of the systems to perform optimally will also mean higher energy bills. 


The course will provide working knowledge and an understanding of the following aspects of MV and AC systems and, system performance and maintenance:

  • System Fundaments & Environmental Comfort  
  • Types of Systems and Working Principles 
  • System Components and Life Spans
  • Maintenance Requirements: Regulatory & Routine  

COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

  • Mechanical Ventilation Systems
    • Functional Overview of System 
    •  Types of MV Systems and How They Work 
    • Typical Components of Systems
    • Regulations on Installation: Car Parks, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Smoke Stops, Fire-Fighting Lobbies, Exit Staircases
    • Component Life Spans & Maintenance Requirements 
  • Air Conditioning Systems
    • Functional Overview of System
    • Types of AC Systems and How They Work  
    • Central AC Systems:  Air Cooled Systems(Components, Working Principles & Energy Issues), Water Cooled Systems(Components, Working Principles & Energy Issues)
    • Component Life Spans & Maintenance Requirements     

COURSE LEADERS (course will be led by either of the following)

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.

Er. Chan Peng Kong

Mr Chan Peng Kong graduated in 1981 from the National University of Singapore with a Degree in Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, First Class Honours and was presented with the PEB Gold Medal by the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore. In addition, he was also awarded the Faculty of Engineering Annual Book Prize and Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Scholarship. He was conferred a Degree in Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) in June 1985. Mr Chan has extensive experience in co-ordination and management of projects with broad-based responsibility on M&E building services design development, codes review and authorities submissions. He presently has his own professional practice which provides Consulting Engineering Services to the building industry and is also a Registered Inspector (M&E) with the Singapore Civil Defence Force for fire safety works.


Friday 18 Jan 2019 / Friday 29 Mar 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 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 claim up to $250 under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 


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 $615.00 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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