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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. 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.

Er. Patrick Foong Keng Yuen 

Er. Patrick Foong is the founder and Managing Director of Singapore Green Engineers Pte Ltd. Er. Foong holds a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College London and an M.Sc. in Engineering from the National University of Singapore. Er. Foong is one of the notable engineers who carried out energy-efficient retrofits to existing chiller plants and facilities using various energy performance contracting models since 90’s. He is the winner of the 2014 BCA-SGBC Green Engineer of the Year award and a nominated Industry Ambassador for Sustainability by BCA. He is a Registered Inspector (M&E), Qualified Energy Services Specialist (QuESS), Registered Energy Auditor, Singapore Certified Energy Manager (SCEM) and Green Mark Professional. Er. Foong is also a Specialist Professional Engineer for Lifts & Escalators.


Thursday 23 Nov 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. 


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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