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Title: Building condition assessment: a performance evaluation tool towards sustainable asset management
Authors: Abbott, GR
McDuling, JJ
Parsons, SA
Schoeman, JC
Keywords: Condition assessment
Backlog eradication
Maintenance budgets
Performance tracking
Life prediction
Construction for development; CIB World Building Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 14-18 May, 2007
Issue Date: May-2007
Citation: Abbott, GR, et al. 2007. Building condition assessment: a performance evaluation tool towards sustainable asset management. Construction for development; CIB World Building Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 14-18 May, 2007, pp 14
Abstract: This paper proposes a condition assessment system and process with examples of value addition towards sustainable construction. Most condition assessments are mere snapshots in time that end up gathering dust on a shelf because the value of consistent condition assessments is generally underrated and seldom fully utilised. Condition assessments should be the basis for management and maintenance decisions in the built environment towards sustainable construction. Subsequent to the 1995 National Health Facilities Audit of hospitals in South Africa, condition assessments have evolved into a technology that adds a new dimension to strategic management and maintenance of buildings and related infrastructure. A five-point colour-coded rating system has been developed and refined through experience gained during the initial and follow-up assessments and sustained research and development. Value addition include converting condition assessments into condition-based maintenance budgets, eradication of backlog maintenance, performance assessment of effectiveness of maintenance / preservation interventions, and service life prediction
Description: 2007 Construction for development; CIB World Building Congress
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1233
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