1st Edition

A Maintenance Management Framework for Municipal Buildings in Developing Economies

    372 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The central aim of this book is to investigate and develop frameworks to aid effective maintenance management of municipal buildings in the education sector of developing economies. Using the South African education sector as a case study, this book provides readers with two major practical insights. Firstly, it focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of maintenance management research and introduces a maintenance management model through the development of a conceptual framework. This framework aids in explaining the factors underpinning the maintenance of municipal buildings but can also be used in the assessment and management of other public buildings. Secondly, the book highlights and addresses theoretical gaps in existing studies essential for the maintenance management of buildings in developing economies, providing a stimulus for future research.

    The book will be of interest to researchers in construction management, building technology, estate management, civil engineering, architecture, and urban and regional planning.  It is an essential manual for policymakers in the education sector, built environment, construction industry, facility maintenance, facility management and consultants at government ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) charged with maintenance management of public infrastructures and assets.

    1. Introduction 2. General Overview of Maintenance Management 3. Policy, Planning and Performance Measurement for Maintenance Management 4. Theories, Models, And Concepts in Maintenance Studies 5. Maintenance Management Research Theories 6. Gaps in Maintenance Management Research 7. Maintenance Management in Developing Countries: An African Experience 8. Maintenance Management Overview in The Nigerian Education Sector 9. Methodological Framework for Developing a Maintenance Management Conceptual Model 10. The Outcome of the Delphi Study 11. An integrated maintenance management conceptual model for educational buildings in the developing countries 12. Conclusion and Recommendations


    Babatunde Fatai Ogunbayo received his Ph.D. from the University of Johannesburg in Construction Management, focusing on maintenance management and services. He is presently doing his post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He worked as a lecturer, teaching construction management modules at the honours level and supervising honours and postgraduate students on their dissertations in the same department. As a researcher, Ogunbayo has authored, co-authored, and presented at various international conferences. He has conducted research in several areas, including maintenance management and services, material testing, public-private partnership, housing, building component analysis, material testing and analysis, construction health, safety, welfare, and productivity. He is an associate member of the Association of South Africa Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) and a member of the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP). He has a candidate QS membership of the South African Council for the Quantity Surveyors Profession (SACQSP). He is also a Corporate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Building (MNIOB) and a full member of the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON).

    Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa is a professor at the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He worked as a quantity surveyor on several infrastructural projects in Nigeria and South Africa. Prof. Aigbavboa is currently the Chair of the the Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Construction Projects Management and Innovation (accredited by the DoHET) and has received national and international recognition in his field of research.

    Wellington Didibhuku Thwala is a professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Science and Technology, University of South Africa (UNISA) Pretoria, South Africa. Prof. Thwala has extensive experience in providing consultancy for project leadership and management of construction projects and teaching project management subjects at the postgraduate level. He has an extensive industry experience with a research focus on sustainable construction, leadership, and project management. He is the editor-in-chief of Journal of Construction Projects Management and Innovation and serves as an editorial board member of various reputable international journals