Issues and problems affecting the implementation and effectiveness of heritage buildings maintenance

Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Ashraf and Akasah , Zainal Abidin and Abdullah, Mohd Sufyan and Musa, Mohd Kamaruzaman Issues and problems affecting the implementation and effectiveness of heritage buildings maintenance. In: The International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering Sustainability (IConCEES 2011), 3-5 April 2012, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Maintenance is one of the heritage management strategy aims to provide protection to the importance and usability of the heritage buildings. Maintenance is also become an important approach in ensuring the building and its contents to operate and function properly. However, based on previous studies, maintenance is always been neglected and not become the main activity in managing and protecting of this valuable and non replaceable asset. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to identify issues and problems affecting the implementation of maintenance in dealing with heritage buildings in Malaysia. Through the literature review and a pilot study, a number of issues and problems have been identified involving financial, spare parts, technical problems, human behaviour and attitudes, management and administration and education and training. A total of 63 respondents from various professional areas including building managers, industry practitioners and academicians have been involved in completing the questionnaires. The findings conclude that the identified issues and problems affecting the implementation and effectiveness of the maintenance of heritage buildings.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:building maintenance; heritage buildings; heritage management; issues and problems
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction > TH3301-3411 Maintenance and repair
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH9025-9092 Protection of buildings
ID Code:2535
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:05 Nov 2012 10:54
Last Modified:05 Nov 2012 10:54

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