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About Us

The Real Estate and Construction Academy (RECA) was incorporated in February 2010 to focus on nurturing and empowering our graduands to support the delivery of sustainable environments.

This mission was earlier undertaken by the Real Estate and Construction Centre which was established in 1993 to provide an alternative avenue for quality education, consultancy and strategic advice for the industry (www.recc.com.sg).

RECA was successfully registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE) on 14 October 2010.

The Academy provides the following services:

  • Career Conversions to Real Estate and Facilities Management jobs
  • Skills Upgrading & Lifelong Learning Courses
  • Distance Learning Programmes awarded by renowned universities.

Facilities

RECA has 4 fully fitted internet access enabled classrooms as shown below:


Size of Classroom 1: 54 sq m                              Size of Classroom 2: 42 sq m
Classroom Capacity: Up to 36 trainees.                Classroom Capacity: Up to 28 trainees.

Size of Classroom 3: 41 sq m                              Size of Classroom 4: 30 sq m
Classroom Capacity: Up to 18 trainees.                Classroom Capacity: Up to 12 trainees.


Laptops are available on loan for use in class if required.

Staff & Teaching Information

Teacher:Student Ratio: 1: 12 (Rank & File), 1 : 20 (PME) 
Full-time lecturers: 2
Adjunct lecturers: 14

RECA Director - Dr Quah Lee Kiang

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.

Academic Board

Name

Title

Dr Quah Lee Kiang

Chairman

Mr Chandra Bose s/o Damodoran

Member

Mr Chew Kia Sheng, Ken

Member

Er. Yong Shan Chi

Member

Mr Cheng Wee Hong Dennis

Member

The Academic Board will be responsible for developing the policies and procedures to ensure academic quality and rigor.

Examination Board

Name

Title

Dr Quah Lee Kiang

Chairman

Mr Chandra Bose s/o Damodoran

Member

Mr Chew Kia Sheng, Ken

Member

Er. Yong Shan Chi

Member

Mr Cheng Wee Hong Dennis

Member

The Examination Board will be responsible for development of examination and assessment procedures.

Managers

Name

Dr Quah Lee Kiang

Mr Chew Kia Sheng, Ken

Please click here to view RECA’s organisation chart