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Building Technology, Defects and Maintenance

The life cycle of a building can be categorised into three main phases as shown. Upstream activities of Design and Construction can impact downstream Real Estate & Facilities Management (REFM) activities in particular, defects occurrence and repairs.

The REFM phase in the building life cycle is the longest. REFM work ensures and enhances building performance and asset value, consumes the highest aggregate resources in the building life cycle and is yet accorded the lowest priority in budget allocation. Insufficient attention to maintenance and funding leads to unattended defects which can cause major impacts on service delivery and organisation reputation as recent incidents have shown.

The course has been developed in response to the growing incidence of defects in new buildings and the ageing of existing buildings which require a preventive, corrective and predictive approach to address. The courses will provide a better understanding of the building design and construction process and the properties and performance of building materials, prerequisite underpinning knowledge in proactive defects mitigation and management.

The courses have been designed and will be delivered in cognisance of the fact that not all parties with a vested interest in the building life cycle are technically trained or inclined; they may also be involved directly or indirectly in strategic, tactical and operational levels aspects of built environment such as finance and customer service.

The learning outcomes are ‘T” shaped PMEs with cross disciplinary knowledge and understanding to adopt a proactive approach to efficient and cost effective facilities maintenance and defects management.

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY, DEFECTS & MAINTENANCE
2-Day Course

Day 1 : Structural Forms, Systems & Materials: Design, Construction, Performance & Defects Simply Explained

(9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

1. Building Development & Construction

  • Buildings & Building Life Cycle
  • Parties in the Development, Construction & Maintenance Process
  • Sustainable Buildings

2. Building Structures & Materials

  • Load Bearing Wall & Framed Structures
  • Building Components/Elements
  • Building Materials Overview

3. Enhancing Building Life Cycle Performance

  • Contribution of Design
  • Contribution of Construction
  • Maintenance Management

4. Defects in Buildings

  • Building Performance & Degradation
  • Common Causes & Manifestation of Defects
  • Design-Construction-Maintenance-Defects Link

Day 2 : Enhancing Building Materials & Systems Performance: Installation, Preventive Maintenance, Defects & Repairs

(9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

1. Reinforced Concrete

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

2. Bricks & Blocks

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

3. Natural Stone and Ceramic Tiles

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

4. Wood and Plastics

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

5. Plaster & Screeds

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

6. Glass in Buildings

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

7. Paints & Coatings

  • Materials Overview
  • Life Cycle Performance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Common Defects & Repair Methods

Dr Quah Lee Kiang PhD, MSc (Maintenance Management), BSc Building, FRICS

Dr Quah is the Director of the Real Estate and Construction Centre & 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’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, past President of the Chartered Institute of Building Singapore Centre and, member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Asia Board, Singapore Board and Asia Pacific Sustainability Board.

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 Built Environment.’ NEN 2767 forms the basis of CEN TS/17385:  ‘Method for Condition Assessment of Immobile Constructed Assets’.

Dr Quah was recognised at the Outstanding FM Mentor Award (Academic) at the Singapore International Facility Management Association (SIFMA Facilities Management Expert Summit (FMES) 2022. She 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.

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

$1,250 nett per person. Course fees includes full colour course documentation and refreshments at tea breaks.

The course has been approved for 14 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.

2 Day Training Course

11th Run

Building Technology, Defects and Maintenance

Building Structures, Systems and Materials Life Cycle Performance
Qualified for 14 PDUs by PE Board

$1,250.00 / person

Course Date & Venue:

26 and 27 June 2024, 9:00am to 18:00pm

Course Objectives

The course has been developed in response to the growing incidence of defects in new buildings and the ageing of existing buildings which require a preventive, corrective and predictive approach to address. The courses will provide a better understanding of the building design and construction process and the properties and performance of building materials, prerequisite underpinning knowledge in proactive defects mitigation and management.

Number of Participants: