Dr Quah Lee Kiang (FRICS) is the Director of the Real Estate & Construction Centre and the Real Estate & Construction Academy in Singapore (RECC/RECA). RECC/RECA pioneered the Built Environment Custodian Job Re-design programme which integrated and enhanced the skills of frontline Soft Facilities Management workers with basic Hard Facilities Management custodial checking and minor preventive and corrective maintenance skills/work to realise a healthier and safer environment for all.
Dr Quah has extensive regional and international experience in Project and FM & Maintenance research, advice and academia. She coordinated the International Council for Research & Innovation in Building & Construction (CIB) Working Commission 70 on ‘FM & Maintenance’ for over a decade. She was President of the Chartered Institute of Building Singapore Centre for two terms and served in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Asia Board, Singapore Board and Asia Pacific Sustainability Board.
On the Singapore front, Dr Quah is a member of the Workplace Safety & Health Council (WSHC) Built Environment Industry Capability Building Committee and WSHC FM Committee. She is a member of several Working Groups establishing and reviewing Singapore Standards on ‘Asset Condition Assessment in Singapore Railway Industry-Permanent Way’; Measurement of Cleaning Performance for Commercial, Housing Estates and Retail F&B Premises and 'Slip Resistance Classification of Pedestrian Surface Materials'. Dr Quah is also a Resource Person for the FM Capability Development Task Force Working Group 1.