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A new performance-based process model for built asset maintenance

A new performance-based process model for built asset maintenance

Jones, Keith and Sharp, Mark (2007) A new performance-based process model for built asset maintenance. Facilities, 25 (13/14). pp. 525-535. ISSN 0263-2772 (doi:10.1108/02632770710822616)

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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to draw attention to the weakness inherent in the current theoretical model underpinning built asset maintenance and to propose a new performance based model that aligns maintenance/refurbishment expenditure to corporate performance.
Design/methodology/approach – An action research approach was used in which participants from within a commercial organisation worked with the research team to develop a new theoretical approach to built asset maintenance. A series of meetings, workshops and interviews were used to:
evaluate the organisation’s approach to built asset maintenance; identify opportunities for improvement; and develop a new conceptual model of their built asset maintenance process. The logic underpinning the conceptual model was tested through a series of presentations to the
organisation’s middle and senior management.
Findings – The current theoretical model underpinning built asset maintenance does not allow direct
links to be drawn between expenditure and impact on business performance. The new approach forces
facilities managers to consider the business implications of their actions before large maintenance
programmes are developed and provides feedback mechanisms to monitor the impact of any actions against key business drivers. Research limitations/implications – At this stage the new performance model is still theoretical
and requires implementation to test its robustness and resilience. Practical implications – The adoption of the model will force facilities managers to consider the
implications of their maintenance/refurbishment actions at a strategic level, thus placing their
considerations on a similar footing to their human resource and financial counterparts. Originality/value – This paper extends the performance based concept to built asset maintenance and provides a practical process model through which the concept can be implemented

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: maintenance, performance measurement, business planning, production processes
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Architecture, Design & Construction
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Sustainable Buildings Research Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3012

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