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Effect of design decision on building maintainability

Yaacob, Mat Tawi (2017) Effect of design decision on building maintainability. In: Urban Dynamics. Series 1 . Penerbit UTHM, pp. 142-150. ISBN 9789672110743

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Generally building structures, material, finishes, and services deteriorate over time due to change in climate, usage, wear and tear [1] and also resulted from faulty design and constructability issues. Maintainability is defined under BS3811 (BSI 1984) as “The ability of an item, under the condition of use, to be retained in or restored to a state in which it can perform its required functions, when maintenance is performed under stated conditions and using prescribed procedures and resources.” Concerns on building maintainability issues can be traced back to studies done from almost three decades ago as its importance has been markedly realised over soaring maintenance costs [2, 3, 4, 5]. Building maintainability refers to maintenance work undertaken in order to keep, restore or improve every part of a building, its services and surrounds, to a currently acceptable standard, and to sustain the utility and value of the building [6]. Idrus, Khamidi and Lateef [7] defined maintenance as the processes and services required and undertaken to preserve, repair and care for building’s structure and components after completion or after any renovation, repair, refurbishment, conversion or replacement to current standard to enable it to serve its intended function throughout its entire lifespan without drastically upsetting its basic features and use. Other, such as Lewis, Riley and Elmualim [8] defined maintenance services, as in the context of high performance or intelligent buildings as services that help restore equipment or systems to design conditions or to conditions that have been determined to be sufficient for the given project scope. Meanwhile, operation is defined as services necessary to keep equipment and systems operating as designed or at a level that meets the operational goals of the Facility Management team [8].

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH3301-3411 Maintenance and repair
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 01:12
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 01:12
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11180
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