Ms Ryanne Tang Hui Shan
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.