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An empirical investigation of structural conditions and maintenance practices of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia buildings

Khan, Amin-ud-din H. R. (2010) An empirical investigation of structural conditions and maintenance practices of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia buildings. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate.

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Abstract

Pulling off prolonged shelf life of buildings is considered to be the most sensitive and thorny target or almost just impossible. Building deteriorating factors involve both natural and unusual. We might not clutch rigid influence over natural ones but could contribute to how to avoid the unusual deteriorating factors like, internal and external seepages, poor sanitation arrangements, aged sewerage lines, bulging walls, peeling, rusting, materials following into disrepair. Maintenance leads to extended shelf life of buildings. This study is to conduct deep analysis of current structural conditions of edifices via (observation or judgmental method) to evaluate current building maintenance practices and to study the level of satisfaction of tenants for building maintenance practices. Comparison was also made between UTM building maintenance practices and HUM. The aim of the study was achieved by adopting a methodology involving qualitative and quantitative analysis i.e. (triangulation method) of data collected for the edifices with the help of questionnaires to study the level of satisfaction of tenants and other structural concerns were asked. Data was analyzed via frequency analysis and descriptive analysis. Results were derived along with statistical values. Study verified that poor maintenance practices are executed by FM department which are insufficient to retain a healthy structure of UTM buildings.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hishamuddin Mohd. Ali; Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pengurusan Fasiliti)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 2010
Subjects:Unspecified
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:16391
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:07 Jan 2014 07:09
Last Modified:14 Aug 2017 04:24

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