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Decision support of facilities management practice in high rise buildings

Yahya, Mohamad Ridzuan and Abdul Rahim, Asiah and Ibrahim, Md Najib (2015) Decision support of facilities management practice in high rise buildings. In: 4th International Conference on Universal Design in the Built Environment 2015, 23-24 Nov 2015, Putrajaya. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

It is vital to prioritize on developing facilities management (FM) decision support in operation and maintenance of high rise buildings in order to make sure building performance and building condition are excellent all the time. In Malaysia, there are various obstacles that FM is facing in managing all maintenance activities in high rise building. The research objectives are to identify the fundamental issue in FM for supporting technology of building systems in order to sustain sufficient economical and technical aspect in FM decision support and to analyze the relationship between human system and technology system of FM performance. Ten (10) high rise buildings were randomly selected in Klang Valley, Malaysia which interviewed building owners, in-house FM personnel, in-house building maintenance personnel, out-sourced consultants, out sourced contractors, tenants and end-users based on the economic and technical aspects of design and maintenance which are the quality, safety and service in FM. It is evident from the findings that FM decision support practice in Malaysia is still lacking of human system aspect due to the knowledge and quality of building design and maintenance such as workmanship, response time, down time, request for repairs, building audit as well as operational benchmarks improvement were not implemented consistently. In addition, operation and maintenance activities more concentrated on corrective maintenance rather than preventive maintenance. However, in technology system aspect, most high rise buildings is able to utilize advance building technology such as building automation system (BAS) in order to provide a better service. In conclusion, FM decision support practice in Malaysia is still far behind to reach an intelligent building system equipped with advance and sophisticated technologies. Keywords: facilities management, decision support

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 3061/48680
Uncontrolled Keywords: facilities management, decision support
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH3301 Maintenance and repair
T Technology > TX Home economics > TX955 Building operation and maintenance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Prof. Dato' Sri Ar. Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2016 11:13
Last Modified: 23 May 2018 09:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48680

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