WIT Press


Sustainable Housing Maintenance Management Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ESS140021

Volume

206

Pages

9

Page Range

13 - 21

Published

2015

Size

249 kb

Author(s)

A. A. Olanrewaju, T. S. Yeow, L. L. Tat

Abstract

The drive towards sustainable development is achievable through the maintenance of the existing housing stock. But this is constrained by the lack of a connective link between maintenance management and sustainable development. This lack of connection can be explained by the poor perception and understanding of the scope of maintenance. Based on a synthesis of literature and discussions with experts, a conceptual sustainable housing maintenance management model that would allow sustainable development to be set as the objective for maintenance was presented. Not only does the model does show that sustainable development can be set as the maintenance objective, but both sustainable and maintenance requirements can be assimilated into management theories and practices. The key variables in sustainable housing maintenance management can be categorized into planning, controlling, organizing, directing and implementing functions. The study, though in the initial stage, represents a potential contribution to sustainable maintenance management for use in the built environment.

Keywords

sustainability, residential buildings, housing operation, rethinking sustainable, maintenance model