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Building maintenance management in Malaysia: an overview

Zakiyudin, Mohd. Zulalchmar and Fathi, Mohamad Syazli and Rambat, Shuib and Tobi, Siti Uzairiah and Rejab, Noraini (2015) Building maintenance management in Malaysia: an overview. In: 25th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Innovation Vision 2020: From Regional Development Sustainability to Global Economic Growth, IBIMA 2015, 7 May 2015 - 8 May 2015, Amsterdam.

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This paper gives an overview on the development and current practices of building maintenance in Malaysia. The literature review focusedon building maintenance and its related concepts including the current practice of building maintenance carried out by institutions of higher education. Maintenance practises for buildings in Malaysia started in the year 1971. However, it became more active in the year 2007 when the government insisted on maintenance management as a new culture for the nation. Findings show that several improvements have been made in few areas including better condition of the government buildings and the better understanding of the practice among the maintenance staff as well as the stakeholders. However, findings from the study on institutions of higher learningshow that universities in Malaysia are still managing their facilities in the traditional waysviz-a-viz the corrective, reactive and condition based approach. Among the several problems that were identified, the absence of IT based maintenance management systems seems to be the major factor hindering the development of maintenance culture in institutions of higher learning in Malaysia.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:asset and facilities, government, maintenance, management
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:59175
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:18 Jan 2017 01:50
Last Modified:19 Dec 2021 03:36

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