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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.
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I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Real Estate & Construction Academy (RECA) for the brilliant and successful delivery of the Specialist Certificate in Building Condition Assessment (now known as Specialist Certificate in Building Inspection) from Oct 2021 to Dec 2021.
Being a practicing building surveyor, this course has helped to elevate my credentials and differentiate myself from my peers. It allows me to not only identify building defects but also categorize the conditions of the defects. By providing a condition assessment to the building managing agents or building owners, it assists them to make informed decisions regarding maintenance, restoration and replacement of their assets.
I attended the Specialist Certificate in Strata Property Management with RECA in Oct 2021. RECA’s training provided a pragmatic approach to strata management with examples of experiences that we face daily. Rather than an academic approach, the course and its facilitators provided me with opportunities to clarify specific experiences or incidents, in relation to the subject matter. They contextualized the concepts and principles, which helped me better understand the interpretation, practice and implementation at site.
Training conducted by RECA is very informative and stimulating. Facilitators have extensive local, regional and international FM industry experience and are able to address issues faced on the ground by course participants; trainees are motivated to handle and manage Clients’ expectations professionally and ethically in the fast-growing FM industry.
Dr Quah was able to open our eyes to a new path. She showed us the value of our skills and how with some training, we could start a second career in property & facilities management. There is currently no one in the market who is doing this for FM. She is passionate about her work and has touched hundreds of lives. Her impact on her students is far and wide. In my case, I went from being a stay-at-home mum to a regional FM manager in the span of 11 years.
RECA has taught me to approach and view situations as a system and to think out of the box and that there are no standard answers/solutions for situations which are mainly unique on their own.
This method of teaching can never be inculcated by lecture notes or conventional teaching. Even RECA tutorials, project works, and exams were based on the current industry practice and current case studies which equipped its students to face the challenges in Property and Facilities Management.
The unorthodox approach by the training faculty equipped RECA’s graduands with the confidence to manage Buildings and People, with a professional and ethical service culture.
Great session with relevant content, was definitely worth the effort to attend. Covered a lot of things that are relevant to what I need during work and what I was looking for. Enhanced my knowledge on health and safety hazards which I could share with others during toolbox meetings. With all these, I’ve already put some of what I learnt into practice.