Mr. Wong Chung Wan
M.Sc. (Building Science)
B.Eng. (Civil & Structural Engineering)
Mr. Wong has more than 30 years of extensive experience in materials consultancy, building envelope, building diagnosis and audit consulting works. He has undertaken a large number of projects providing 3rd party advisory and consulting services in building pathology, conservation and restoration of historical buildings, materials evaluation and environmental studies. In the course of this work, Mr. Wong has addressed numerous issues on durability and sustainability in both the design and construction stages such as service life prediction, durability study, maintainability, life cycle assessment (LCA) and conservation and restoration of buildings.
Mr Wong has co-authored Building Facades: A Guide to common Defects in Tropical Climates and presented at several conservation conferences locally and overseas. He has also served as technical expert and expert witness.
His current portfolio includes:
- Lecturer, BCA Academy on Green Mark Facilities Managers Course
- Expert Member, International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH)
- Member, Technical Committee for Architectural Finishes, Singapore Productivity and Standards Board (SPRING); Convener of Working Group for Ceramic Tiles and Tiling Works
- Member, Façade Technical Committee, Institute of Engineers Singapore
- Member, Institute of Engineers Singapore
Ms. Foo Chin Peng
MBA, M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering)
B.Eng. (Mechanical & Production Engineering)
Aside from being the administrator of the organization, Chin Peng manages building audit projects and played instrumental roles in those involving indoor environment issues. Amongst her recent works include mold infestation problems and indoor environmental issues. She has developed mould investigation and testing procedures using traditional and modern techniques for systematic analysis of affected space. Her diagnosis works involved metal (stainless steel, aluminum, iron and titanium) and glass.
She leads Research and Development projects within the organization to develop new products and services. She was principal in the development of asset inspection software, aimed at improving productivity, and minimizing errors. Her other key role includes identifying and adopting suitable techniques for diagnosis. These were achieved through intensive networking with industry partners, government agencies and commercial organizations. Her works has developed several applications in the organization including ARCGIS, mold investigation, diagnosis, testing and decontamination, building science involving simulation tool WUFI (Wärme Und Feuchte Instationär developed by Fraunhofer Institute, Germany) and ANSYS
Her other pet interests include conservation of heritage assets such including buildings, bronze statues, cast iron fountains and other architectural structures. She has keen interest in latest technology particularly relating to building science and Internet of Things.
- Mold Infestation in Buildings of Warm Humid Climate – Case Studies at Healthy Buildings 2017 Europe
- Investigation and Diagnosis of Mold Infestation in Buildings of Warm Humid Climate at Healthy Buildings Asia 2018
- Restoration and Moisture Investigation Methods in Singapore, Invited speaker at Australia Restoration Conference and Trade Show 2018
She is a member of ISIAQ (International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate) and IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association, Singapore Chapter).
Ms Ryanne Tang Hui Shan
Senior Consultant (Chemist)
M.Sc. (Material Science & Engineering)
B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry & Biological Science
Ryanne has more than 5 years of experience in the following fields:
- Building Pathology and Forensic
- Conservation and Restoration of Buildings and Monuments
Ryanne is actively involved in building diagnosis for both new-built and existing structures, material consultancy for conservation and restoration of historical buildings, and performance evaluation of various innovative building products. Her works spanned across the Southeast Asia region including Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar.
In building diagnosis, Ryanne has investigated failures of architectural finishes such as discoloration and debonding of ceramic tiles, natural and agglomerated stones, problems with paints/coatings/waterproofing membranes and poor integrity floor screed. She has also carried out investigation of structural related problems such water seepage, fire-damaged structures, shattering and defects on glass, degradation of timbers and corrosion of metals. Aside from these, Ryanne was also involved in audit of the built environment encompassing slip and skid hazards of floors, mold/fungi infestation etc. Amongst the notable projects which Ryanne has tackled include high rise condominiums and office towers, six-star hotels, bio-tech buildings and country club facilities in Malaysia etc.
Ryanne is currently the material consultant for several notable conservation projects. These include the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (CCL6 Development), the Cathedral of Good Shepherd and Myanmar Railway Building, Yangon (Landmark Project). Her previous restoration projects covered the Merlion Statue, Sofitel Hotel and Parliament Building (Malaysia). She was also involved in the condition assessments for the National Art Gallery (Former Supreme Court and City Hall), Capitol Development, CHIJMES and Mt. Sophia development.
Ryanne is one of the collaborator with Tongji University (Shanghai) and WHITRAP Shanghai and Suzhou to promote knowledge exchange for conservation and restoration of historical buildings in the Asia Pacific region. She had participated in and was also the co-author of several papers for International Conference on Sustainable Building Restoration and Revitalization, Shanghai – 2013 and International Conference on Conservation and Restoration Technology of Historic Timber Architecture, Wenzhou – 2014. Moreover, she was one of the trainers on “Construction and Conservation Techniques of Traditional Brick Masonry and Lime Plastered Buildings in the Tropical Climate” for NUS Tun Tan Cheng Centre for Asian Built Heritage Conservation Field School program.
Mr. Lionel Foo Mou Hsien
B.Eng. (Civil & Structural Engineering)
Dip. Mechanical Engineering
Lionel has more than five years of civil engineering related experience. He also has been responsible for property management as well as marketing of building materials. At MAEK, Lionel has been played a key role in various conservation projects, including material consultant, advising developer, architect, contractors and material suppliers. He was involved in various conservation projects, including the Ellison Building, Raffles Hotel, National Art Gallery and Capitol Building. He is also active in diagnosis projects, leading the team in projects at local high-rise commercial, residential towers and clean room laboratory.
Lionel is well versed with knowledge of various engineering materials and non-destructive techniques, such as ultrasonic pulse echo, surface penetrating radar and microwave moisture measurement. He is also a licensed Level 2 Infra-red Thermographer.
Prior to joining MAEK, Lionel has worked as a senior property executive at a multi-national firm, providing technical support for property developer. He also experiences with material suppliers, providing technical sales support for building products.
Mr. Ang Seng Yang
B. Eng. (Hons) Material Science
Seng Yang has interned with MAEK during his undergraduate studies as well as worked on a part-time basis during his final year. He has assisted in various materials investigations projects since. This includes modern and antiquated building materials from modern and historic buildings.
Seng Yang is well versed in numerous laboratory testing methods as well as non-destructive testing equipment including microwave moisture measurement, optical microscopy, portable XRF and various concrete measurement tools. He has undertaken investigations, surveying, diagnosis and treatment of conserved building materials. Other projects undertaken by Seng Yang consists of diagnosis of swimming pool leakage, flooring and architectural finishes failure, poor indoor air quality and failure of innovative materials such as light weight blocks, nano coating and metals just to name a few.
Seng Yans is also certified infrared thermographer and conducts training for users particularly for building diagnosis purpose.
Mr. Shaun Lim Liang Soon
B.Eng. (Civil Engineering)
Having worked previously as a civil and structural site engineer, Shaun is equipped with the relevant knowledge for construction projects. He is currently involved in various conservation projects, such as Raffles Hotel and Stamford Art Centre. He assists in the ground and structural investigation, providing data/ parameters to the C&S consultants for the necessary design and calculations.
Shaun leads the project team in conducting condition assessment of more than one thousand Black & White Bungalows around Singapore. He is competent in various non-destructive techniques including surface penetrating radar and Infra-red Thermography.
Mr. Luo Peng Jie
B.Sc. (Facilities & Events Management)
Dip. Facilities Management for Business
Prior to joining MAEK, Peng Jie has five years of facilities management related experience, managing residential and commercial buildings, where he is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of building services and management of fitting out works. He is a certified Level 2 Infra-red Thermographer and has interest in non-destructive testing and building diagnosis.
Currently spearheading mold investigation and remediation works, Peng Jie utilizes various testing methods to determine source of anomaly and proposes suitable remediation methods. He has previously conducted investigation works for termite activity in a residential estate. He is also involved in the in-house research and development works for indoor air quality using computational fluid dynamics simulations.
Ms. Phenie Chiang
B.Eng. (Hons) Environmental Engineering
Phenie has great interest in air quality, currently involved in projects pertaining too issues of indoor air quality. Such opportunities have provided her a platform for to exercise her analytical skills to observe and investigate the cause and to recommend remediation plans. Phenie assist mold decontamination and indoor air diagnosis projects. She is familiar with mold and indoor air testing techniques including Mycometer. She also supervises decontamination projects at site.
Aside for indoor environment, Phenie has carried out diagnosis projects on material failure, especially on metal. Her recent projects include corrosion of cast iron pipes, rust on stainless steel and discoloration of titanium sheet.
Mr. Ahmad Bin Osman
Ahmad joined MAEK after his graduation. He has interest in the field of heritage conservation and architectural design of built heritage locally and around Southeast Asia. Having volunteered for overseas architectural programs, he is exposed to a variety of preservation and architectural works around Southeast Asia. He was part of the research team from NUS which worked closely with government bodies to study, record and propose conservation strategies for four traditional kampung houses in Pulau Ubin. He has also taken part in heritage conservation studies in Ban Panthom, Bangkok, as well as in Melaka, Malaysia, which encompasses both tangible and intangible heritage aspect of the area respectively.
Currently handling conservation projects, Ahmad is responsible for conducting historical studies and understanding different types of architectural designs for heritage buildings, and advising on conservation of built heritage and the surroundings.
Ms. Pitaruthai Longyan
Pita has previously worked as a draftsman and architectural assistance, allowing her to be familiar with the various graphic software and understanding the process of designing and construction works. With her educational background and working experience, she is responsible for illustration of drawings. She also has worked as a freelance graphic designer during her university times, allowing her to be exposed to different types of designing software. She is well-versed in AutoCAD, Photoshop, 3D SketchUp amongst others.
She was involved in the construction of The Thai Pavilion for Antalya Expo in Turkey and renovation works in numerous projects in Thailand including House of Government, Bangkok and Office of National Economic and Social Development Board, Bangkok.
Currently in charge of conducting condition surveys of some of the local national monuments, Pita is able to utilize her software skills to illustrate the condition of the buildings. She is also familiar with non-destructive test methods, such as Infra-red Thermography and Surface Penetrating Radar.
Ms. Zoe Du Ziran
B.Eng. (Hons) Civil Engineering
Dip. Civil Engineering with Business
Prior to joining MAEK, Zoe has worked as an assistant civil engineer as an intern, she is skilled with various drafting software such as AutoCAD and BIM, equip her with the understanding of the design procedure and construction process.
She also has worked in interior design industry back in Australia, allowing her to familiarise with various design software such as Photoshop and SketchUp etc, allowing her to utilise her software skill in various projects.
Currently conducting condition assessment, preparation of tender specification and project management. She is involved in condition assessment of various national monuments around in Singapore, employing the use of various non-destructive test methods to determine the condition of the historical buildings.
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