Preventive Maintenance in Building Construction: What You Need to Know

Preventive maintenance is an organized approach to building operations that seeks to anticipate and prevent potential equipment breakdowns before they occur. It is essential for the safety of the building, its assets, and the people who use it. Building owners and inspectors should collaborate with contractors who have specialized knowledge about historic buildings in general and, possibly, about the specific building in question. Automating the assignment of work orders using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software is the most efficient way to manage the maintenance of a building.

Having a preventive maintenance checklist and procedures makes regular maintenance simpler, regardless of any restrictions you may have in terms of staff, time and budget. The drawbacks of preventive maintenance are that, unlike reactive maintenance, it requires maintenance planning and there is a risk of performing preventive maintenance too often. Some lease agreements assign responsibility for the maintenance of the building to the tenant, which may result in a deferral of maintenance at the end of the lease term. Approved institutions offer level one and second level maintenance training and candidates receive building operator certification. Maintenance supervisors should use CMMS software to assign and monitor building maintenance activities.

The building owner or management company usually hires a maintenance team to maintain their office building. In some cases, maintenance supervisors are also involved in hiring and training maintenance workers. Building maintenance refers to activities performed to conserve and restore the functionality of residential and commercial properties. A preventive maintenance strategy is a widely used approach that lies between reactive maintenance (or execution to failure) and predictive maintenance. It takes into account the average daily use or exposure to environmental conditions of an asset and uses it to forecast a deadline for a future inspection or maintenance task.

Many of the primary and secondary facilities that are still in use today were built in the 1950s and 1960s, meaning that they often have major issues related to outdated equipment and deferred maintenance. To ensure that your building is properly maintained, it is important to have a preventive maintenance plan in place. This plan should include regular inspections, scheduled repairs, and preventive measures such as cleaning, lubrication, and replacement of parts as needed. Additionally, it is important to keep records of all preventive maintenance activities so that you can track progress over time. By following these steps, you can ensure that your building remains safe and functional for years to come.

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