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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




Buildings require maintenance to ensure their functionality and ensure that they do not deteriorate to a state of creating safety concerns to users. The importance of maintenance is unfortunately not appreciated by most owners who view it as a necessary evil and commit minimum funds for the work. This leads to a reactive mode of maintenance rather than a planned preventive approach, with implications on service quality and increasing costs as defects are inevitably attended to too late.

Maintenance efforts and programmes are bespoke to each organisation, which will set maintenance standards and service levels aligned to corporate business plans, function of the building and expected period of occupation in the building. Such considerations should be considered in the context of a framework which allows the derivation of appropriate maintenance strategies, standards, organisational structure for the work and sufficiency of maintenance budgets.       


The course will provide knowledge and skills to establish a maintenance management framework as a precursor to efficient and cost effective work planning and execution and will cover aspects such as:  

  • Drivers of Maintenance: Cost & Service
  • Parameters for Deriving a Maintenance Strategy
  • Development of a Maintenance Policy and Maintenance Standards to Meet Organisational Needs
  • Derivation of Long, Medium & Short Term Maintenance Budgets
  • Guidelines for Maintenance Outsourcing & Performance Monitoring  .

COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

  • Building Maintenance Drivers
    • Maintenance Defined
    • Maintenance as an Occupancy Cost
    • Maintenance as a Service
  • Building Maintenance Strategy
    • Strategic Issues
    • Exploitation Period
    • Upgrade / Maintain / Run Down
  • Maintenance Policy, Standards & Systems
    • Organisational-Accommodation-Maintenance Policy
    • Maintenance Standards: Condition, Service & Cost
    • Maintenance Systems: Response, Cyclical & Condition-Based
  • Maintenance Management Structure
    • Strategic
    • Tactical
    • Operational
  • Maintenance Budgets
    • Long Term
    • Medium & Short Term
    • Annual
  • Outsourcing & Monitoring Maintenance Work
    • Integrated Maintenance Outsourcing
    • Prescriptive/Performance-Based Approach
    • Performance Monitoring


Dr Quah Lee Kiang FRICS

Dr Quah is the Director of the Real Estate & Construction Centre and the Real Estate & Construction Academy in Singapore. She has extensive regional and international experience in Project and Facilities Management & Maintenance research, advice and academia.

Dr Quah led the EU funded project BE4213 Condition Assessment and Maintenance Strategies for Buildings and Building Components, which among other things, sought to develop an objective building condition assessment system. This project formed part of ongoing research over the last 20 years which culminated in Dutch Standard NEN 2767 on Condition Assessment of Buildings, believed to be a ‘world first’.

Dr Quah’s professional and research affiliations include being Coordinator of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Working Commission 70 on Facilities Management and Maintenance for a decade and past President of the Chartered Institute of Building Singapore Centre.  She was also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Asia Board, Singapore Board and Asia Pacific Sustainability Board.

Dr Quah was conferred an Honorary Fellow by Oxford Brookes University for her work in real estate and construction education and the unusual impact her career has had on this particular academic field in Asia.


Wednesday 22 Nov 2023

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. 

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 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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