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The demographic trends of maintenance personnel of heritage buildings in Malaysia: an analysis

Musa, Mohd Kamaruzaman and Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Ashraf and Akasah , Zainal Abidin and Ahmad Jeni, Mohamad Luthfi and Sanik, Mohd Erwan (2013) The demographic trends of maintenance personnel of heritage buildings in Malaysia: an analysis. In: International Conference on Engineering and Built Environment 2013 (ICEBE13'), 19-20 November 2013, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi.


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Maintenance personnel are among the most important source for maintenance organizations. Without them, it is impossible for maintenance works to be done in a building. However, the literature review found that most of today's personnel of those who are not well trained and qualified. Therefore, this study is done to obtain demographic trends amongst the maintenance personnel of a heritage building in Malaysia. Set of research questionnaires which consist of demographic backgrounds are distributed to the personnel involved in the maintenance work of selected heritage buildings. Study found that the current demographic trends of maintenance personnel of heritage buildings are dominated by those who do not have appropriate academic qualifications and less experience. At the end of the discussion, a conclusion is formed as a response to the findings. It is hopefully that this research will lead for further improvement in maintaining and managing the heritage building more effectively

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: demographic trends; heritage buildings; maintenance; personnel
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH845-895 Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2014 04:36
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:11
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4561
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