Real Estate and Construction Centre (RECC)

About Us

The Real Estate and Construction Centre (RECC) was established in 1993 to provide an alternative avenue for quality education, research and advice for the real estate and construction industry. It has its headquarters in Singapore and a regional Centre in Malaysia. There are plans underway to establish other regional Centres in Brunei, Indonesia, Hong Kong (SAR) and PRC. RECC is privileged to be networked to major international real estate and construction R&D Centres and work with experts from academia and the industry to provide state-of-the-art technology transfer, research and advice.


The range of services offered by the Centre include:


Job Re-design and Re-creation Facilitation and Skills Training and Lifelong Learning for the Real Estate Management & Maintenance Industry under the auspices of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).


RECC Executive Training Courses which provide leading edge knowledge and a forum for discussing developments in the market.


Research & Consultancy in building technology, project and facility management and maintenance, feasibility and life cycle cost studies, tendering strategies, defects assessment and dispute resolution.

To comply with the requirements set by the Council of Private Education (CPE) on conducting and awarding of certificate and diploma programmes, RECC’s sister company, the Real Estate and Construction Academy (RECA), was incorporated for this purpose.

RECA conducts:


Distance Learning Programmes awarded by renowned universities, and professional bodies in Australia, Europe, UK and USA.

RECC Director

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

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.

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