Singapore University of Social Sciences

Building Diagnostics

Building Diagnostics (FMT309)


FMT309 Building Diagnostics will provide students an insight on the building defects commonly found in buildings in this course. These include structural and architectural defects, building envelope and waterproofing. This course will also cover defects and recommend solutions for repair, replacement and improvements.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Introduction to Building Maintenance
  • Causes of Common Structural and Architectural Defects in Building
  • Building Envelope
  • Cladding
  • Roof
  • Waterproofing
  • Structural Appraisal
  • Architectural Appraisal
  • Investigation
  • Diagnosis of Defects
  • Defects Rectification Strategies
  • Solutions for Repair, Replacement and Improvements

Learning Outcome

  • Interpret the diagnosis of defects
  • Discuss causes of common defects in buildings
  • Recommend solutions for repair, replacement and improvements
  • Design remedial solutions
  • Examine buildings, organize and conduct defect diagnosis
  • Formulate defect rectification strategies
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