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Project Management of Refurbishment / A and A Work

Building Refurbishment and Alteration & Addition (A&A) Work is on the rise in Singapore; this trend is expected to continue with ageing of buildings and increasing user demands for quality buildings and facilities.

The distinct differences in Refurbishment and A&A Work and New-Build projects is however insufficiently recognised and managed as such. Refurbishment and A&A Work projects are subjected to a number of physical and regulatory constraints.

Many of the technical and managerial problems are unique: Little as-built information to guide demolition and integration of ‘new’ to ‘existing work. Indoor air quality and safety of occupants requires safeguarding in occupied buildings. There are higher risks in costing and managing refurbishments; procurement should provide equitable allocation of the risks of the ‘unknowns’.

There is presently imperfect knowledge on Refurbishment and A&A project management; time and cost overruns, and contractual disputes are hence common in refurbishment projects.

The course will provide knowledge, insights and skills to:

  • Understand Refurbishment and A&A Drivers and Organisation of the Industry
  • Appreciate the Unique Characteristics and Risks In Refurbishment and A&A Work
  • Promote Safety and Quality in Refurbishment and A&A Work and Procedures to Achieve this End
  • Project Manage and Plan Refurbishment and A&A Work
  • Procure Refurbishment Work and Administer Refurbishment and A&A Contracts.

The Refurbishment Industry

  • Drivers of Refurbishment and A&A Work
  • Economics of Refurbishment and A&A Work
  • State of Technology and Organisation of the Industry

Unique Features and Risks in Refurbishment and A&A Projects

  • Planning and Design Constraints
  • Technical and Indoor Environmental Problems
  • Estimating and Tendering Problems

Refurbishment and A&A Process Management

  • Project Process Cycle
  • Design Management
  • Specifications and Procurement Management
  • Construction Management
  • Commissioning & Inspections
  • Operations & Maintenance

Refurbishment and A&A Project Management

  • Project Life Cycle & Role of Project Manager
  • Project Management of Refurbishment & A&A Work
  • Management of the Unique Risks in Refurbishment & A&A Work

Refurbishment and A&A Quality and Safety Management

  • Quality Planning and Audit
  • Safety Aspects and Management
  • Promoting a Quality and Safety Culture

Refurbishment and A&A Contract Management

  • Variations & Extensions of Time
  • Liquidated Damages
  • Overview of Dispute Resolution
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.
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 

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

28th Run

Project Management of Refurbishment / A and A Work

Procurement, Contract Administration, Risks & Safety Management
Qualified for 7 PDUs by PE Board

$615.00 / person

Course Date & Venue:

19 July 2024, 9:00am to 6:00pm

Course Objectives

Understand Refurbishment and A&A Drivers and Organisation of the Industry Promote Safety and Quality in Refurbishment and A&A Work and Procedures to Achieve this End.

Important Note:

In addition, NTUC members may claim up to $250 under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP).

Number of Participants: