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Maintenance Task as a Responsibility of a Professional Builder

Fagbenle, Olabosipo I. (1998) Maintenance Task as a Responsibility of a Professional Builder. In: Building Maintenance in Nigeria, 22nd-25th July,1998, Lagos Airport Hotel,Ikeja.

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This paper begins with a broad definition of building maintenance and an overview of its importance to all and sundry. It lays emphasis on the works and services department/maintpnance sections of some of government establishments in three key states of the south western part of the country namely Oyo, Osun and Ondo. This is also drne in such a way that it cuts across all the three arms of government · Federal, State and Local via the distribution of questionnaires and direct contact with the Directors of Works and Services and heads of maintenance units of these ministries/parastatals. Fifteen government establishments were covered in each state thereby bringing the total number to forty·five and this is with a view to finding the adequacy of representation of Professional Builders in the Works and Services/Maintenance sec.tions of these parastatals as well as the negative effect which the absence of these key professionals !Builders) might bring to the development of maintenance culture in the country. The results Indicated that 25 out of the 45 Directors of Wor~s and Services interviewed representing 55.56% are civil engineers while only 4 representing 8.89% are builders and out of these just two are Corporate Members of NIOB. On the other hand, 16 out of 45 heads of departments of the maintenance units representing 35.55% are civil engineers while 8 are builders and out of these only three are Corporate Members. This paper then concludes by offering suggestion on what the government, builders' registration council and the professional builders themselves can do sq as to give maintenance work the priority it deserves as well as having adequate representation of professional builders in the government establishments

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 10:38
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 10:38

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