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Facilities Management and Maintenance Fundamentals

The cost of occupying facilities/space is second to personnel costs for organisations. It will be essential to contain supporting Facilities Management & Maintenance (FMM) costs to gain a organisation to gain a competitive advantage.

Facilities Managers need knowledge of the multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted nature of FMM services to contribute to the delivery of cost effective and efficient services. The course will provide a fundamental understanding of the nature and scope of FMM services and instil an understanding of the challenges ahead. It will also allow participants to identify knowledge gaps for further training to improve their competencies and skills.

The course will provide a fundamental understanding of the nature and scope of FMM services and instil an understanding of the challenges ahead. It will also allow participants to identify knowledge gaps for further training to improve their competencies and skills.

Facilities Management & Maintenance Overview
The Industry

  • Facilities/Space: A Business Resource & Factor of Production
  • FM & Maintenance: A Cost Centre Supporting Businesses
  • FM & Maintenance: Scope, Role & Required Skills
  • FM & Maintenance: Industry SWOT Analysis, Challenges & Innovation

Facilities Maintenance: Concepts And Change

  • The Maintenance Concept
  • Traditional Maintenance Systems
  • Maintenance Drivers & Need for Change
  • Condition-Based/Predictive Maintenance & Repair Prioritisation
Hard Facilities Management Services
Scope of Work: Maintenance & Energy Management
Overview of Building Systems & Components & Maintenance Requirements

  • Sub-structure Systems: Foundations, Basements
  • Superstructure Systems: Structures, Floors, Stairs
  • Building Envelope Systems: External Walls & Roofs
  • Architectural Systems: Doors, Windows, Partitions, Ceilings, Finishes
  • Building Services Systems: Plumbing, Sanitary & Waste Discharge Systems
  • Electrical & Emergency Power Systems
  • Mechanical Ventilation & Air-conditioning Systems
  • Fire Protection, Security & Building Automation Systems
  • External Works

Soft Facilities Management / Custodial Services
Scope of Work & Requirements

  • Cleaning
  • Pest Control
  • Plants & Landscaping
  • Security
  • Catering, Vending Machines
  • Recycling/Garbage Disposal
  • Concierge, Receptionist, Porters, Caretakers
  • Furniture & Fittings

Facilities Management Work Execution

  • Work Organisational Structure
  • Work Execution Modes
  • Outsourcing Models
  • Procurement & Outsourcing Challenges

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

$615 nett per person. Course fees includes full colour course documentation and refreshments at tea breaks.

In addition, 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.

1 Day Training Course

21st Run

Facilities Management and Maintenance Fundamentals

Qualified for 7 PDUs by PE Board

$615.00 / person

Course Date & Venue:

07 May 2024, 9:00am to 6:00pm

Course Objectives

The course will provide a fundamental understanding of the nature and scope of FMM services and instil an understanding of the challenges ahead. It will also allow participants to identify knowledge gaps for further training to improve their competencies and skills.

Joining Participants: