Celebrating over 20 years of Built Environment Education, Research & Advice

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



» Fire Safety Manager CPD Scheme: 4 Points
» Qualified for 7 PDUs by PE Board


Fire protection is achieved in buildings through systems which detect, extinguish or contain fires. Communication systems can play an important role as a voice alarm system to make announcements during emergencies. While security systems in buildings are designed to protect human safety, prevent losses and protect assets.

All three systems provide safety to Users and must be maintained to ensure functionality when the need arises.   


The course will provide working knowledge and an understanding of the following aspects of Security, Fire Protection and Communications system performance and maintenance and will cover:

  • System Fundaments  
  • Types of Systems & Working Principles 
  • System Components & Life Spans
  • Maintenance Requirements: Regulatory & Routine
  • Learning from Incidents of Fire, Security Breaches & Communications Failure.     

COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

  • Fire Protection Systems
    • Overview of  Fire Protection Systems
    • Passive Fire Protection Systems: Smoke Control (Functional Overview, Components of System & How They Work, Life Span & Maintenance Requirements)
    • Active Fire Protection Systems: Rising Mains, Hose Reels, Sprinklers, Fire Alarms (Functional Overview, Components of System & How They Work, Life Span & Maintenance Requirements)
  • Security Systems
    • Functional Overview of System
    • Components of System and How They Work
    • Life Span & Maintenance Requirements
  • Communication Systems
    • Functional Overview of System
    • Components of System and How They Work
    • Life Span & Maintenance Requirements
  • Building Automation Systems
    • Building Automation System Overview
    • BAS Applications: MVAC Control, Lighting Control, Security Control, Energy Conservation Control
    • Maintenance of Building Automation System Overview

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

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

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. 


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.


Thursday 16 Nov 2023 / Tuesday 5 Dec 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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