Chapter 25. Maintenance – Definitions and Strategies

  1. Jane M. Wiggins

Published Online: 9 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch25

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

How to Cite

Wiggins, J. M. (2010) Maintenance – Definitions and Strategies, in Facilities Manager's Desk Reference, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch25

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405186612

Online ISBN: 9781444320466

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Keywords:

  • maintenance - definitions and strategies;
  • buildings, a nation's most valuable assets;
  • proper maintenance, cheaper, quicker and easier - than resorting to major repairs or rebuilds;
  • fundamental tenet of building's maintenance policy - and protecting asset values;
  • maintenance classifications;
  • computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS);
  • FM, devising and implementing maintenance programmes - for each element of building services;
  • maintenance schedule formats - varying from organisation to organisation and contractor to contractor;
  • maintenance scheduling issues;
  • controlling maintenance work

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Maintenance priorities

  • Maintenance policy

  • Computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS)

  • Maintenance programmes

  • Maintenance activities

  • Maintenance schedules

  • Controlling maintenance work

  • Building records

  • Annual inspections

  • Condition surveys

  • Planning the survey

  • Component life cycles

  • Bathtub curve

  • Element and component life expectancies