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Issues and problems affecting the implementation and effectiveness of heritage buildings maintenance

By Mohammad Ashraf Abdul Rahman, Zainal Abidin Akasah, Mohd Sufyan Abdullah and Mohd Kamaruzaman Musa


Maintenance is one of the heritage management strategy aims to provide protection to the importance and usability of the heritage buildings. Maintenance is also become an important approach in ensuring the building and its contents to operate and function properly. However, based on previous studies, maintenance is always been neglected and not become the main activity in managing and protecting of this valuable and non replaceable asset. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to identify issues and problems affecting the implementation of maintenance in dealing with heritage buildings in Malaysia. Through the literature review and a pilot study, a number of issues and problems have been identified involving financial, spare parts, technical problems, human behaviour and attitudes, management and administration and education and training. A total of 63 respondents from various professional areas including building managers, industry practitioners and academicians have been involved in completing the questionnaires. The findings conclude that the identified issues and problems affecting the implementation and effectiveness of the maintenance of heritage buildings

Topics: TH3301-3411 Maintenance and repair, TH9025-9092 Protection of buildings
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