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Maintaining a building is expensive: it costs many times more to run a building than to build it, yet maintenance is often accorded a low priority. Building Maintenance covers the technical aspects of maintenance for undergraduate students on built environment courses, particularly building surveying and facilities management. It addresses the major questions regarding maintenance activities and shows that maintenance should be considered seriously at the design stage. Extensive case studies illustrate what can go wrong, how to put matters right and how to get it right first time.

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 172 x 242 x 18mm | 662.24g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405179678
  • 9781405179676
  • 1,521,027

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"Brian Wood continues to push forward this long important but 'emerging' discipline and must take his share of the credit for the awareness now developing about the maintenance manager's role ... .I highly commend the work and intend to include it on the reading list for the Facilities Management degree students I feel privileged to assist in this vital career." ( Building Engineer , February 2010)

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Maintaining a building is expensive: it costs many times more to run a building over its lifetime than to build it, yet maintenance is often not accorded the priority it warrants. A poorly maintained building will be a drain on resources and will impair building use, whereas a well maintained building will function smoothly and represent an appreciating asset to its owners. "Building Maintenance" is a core text on the technical aspects of maintenance for undergraduate degree students on built environment courses, particularly building surveying and facilities management. It addresses the 'who, what, where, when, how and why' of maintenance activities and shows that maintenance should be considered seriously at the design stage. Extensive case studies illustrate what can go wrong, how to put matters right and how to get it right first time, next time. A professional approach is required to building maintenance. By encouraging maintenance managers to stand back and take a strategic view of building maintenance alongside their day-to-day tasks, this book will help practitioners and students to achieve that.

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About Brian J. B. Wood

Brian Wood is a senior lecturer in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University. He previously worked in the public and private sectors as an architect and surveyor. He was a contributor to Quality in Traditional House Building, published by the Building Research Establishment, and is author of Building Care (Wiley-Blackwell). www.wiley.com/go/construction

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