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Architects’ View on Design Consideration that Can Reduce Maintenance Cost

Izobo-Martins, O. and Ekhaese, E. N. and Ayo-Vaughan, Kunle (2018) Architects’ View on Design Consideration that Can Reduce Maintenance Cost. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 9 (3). pp. 193-200. ISSN ISSN 2039-2117 (online) ISSN 2039-9340 (print)

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Abstract

Buildings are designed with the intent of lasting for a certain period of time. Building maintenance in different building typology is described as multi-faceted activities which involve planning, directing, controlling and organizing resources for the sustenance of the building’s physical, functional and operational performance. The research focused on ways cost of maintaining a building was done, effectively or efficiently with the influence of the design approach used. Literatures of works pertaining to building maintenance were reviewed to identify the various impacts, influences that a building design would have on the cost of maintaining any building type. Maintenance departments of educational institutions were surveyed and data analyzed. The study revealed that maintenance culture of buildings could either be positive or negative, based on the quality of design approach used. The study recommends a proper review of building codes and regulations by organizations intending to erect building structures with a view of designers to specified standards and prevent excess maintenance cost in the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design Considerations, Maintenance culture, Maintenance strategy, Maintenance cost
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 10:53
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 10:53
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/11038

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