Effective Building Maintenance: Protection of Capital Assets, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Effective Building Maintenance

Protection of Capital Assets, 1st Edition

By Herb Stanford

Fairmont Press

300 pages

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Hardback: 9781439845530
pub: 2010-08-02
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This text addresses in great detail the requirements for designing, implementing, and managing programs and procedures for the maintenance of major building elements from the foundation to the roof, including interior and exterior support systems and sitework elements. Topics include facilities as assets, major renovations, preventative maintenance, special maintenance considerations, and designing for building maintenance.

Table of Contents

Facilities as Assets

Programmed Maintenance as Asset Management

Maintenance Planning and Budgeting

Staffing the Maintenance Department

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems

Planned Replacement or Major Renovation

Building Component Life

Funded Depreciation and Budgeting for Replacement/ Renovation

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis at Replacement/Renovation Time

Consequences of Deferred Replacement/Renovation

Preventative Maintenance

Basic Requirements for General Construction Maintenance

Basic Requirements for Service Systems Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance Methods

Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Procedures

Special Maintenance Considerations

Sustainable Maintenance v. Sustainable Buildings

Indoor Air Quality

Moisture Intrusion and Mold Infestation

Dealing with Failing Masonry Walls

Designing for Building Maintainability

General Construction


Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning



A: Filter Application Guidelines

B: Dilution Ventilation Requirements

C: Funded Depreciation Financial Factors

D: Maintenance Staff Job Descriptions

E: Preventative Maintenance Procedures

F: Preventative Maintenance Procedures for Access by Disabled Persons

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Facility Management
SCIENCE / Energy
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering