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Mitigating maintenance complications of physical systems of commercial buildings in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.advisor Waidyasekara KGAS Madusanka HGV 2020 2020 2020
dc.description.abstract Maintenance is a vital part of a building to keep the property in good condition for its lifetime. A minimum number of complications increases the effectiveness of building operation and maintenance; otherwise, a knowledgeable maintenance team should implement appropriate maintenance procedures, and follow the standards to keep the building in a proper condition. During the operation stage of a building, various maintenance complications are involved in building services, such as water, electricity, and air conditioning, which are costly maintenance items. Therefore, it is necessary to mitigate the complications of such physical systems of commercial buildings to ensure its smooth operation. The present research study aimed to mitigate maintenance complications of physical systems of commercial buildings. A qualitative research approach was adopted following a case study strategy to realize the research aim. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with the staff in the maintenance division of selected five commercial buildings as the primary data collection technique. The collected qualitative data were analyzed using manual content analysis. The investigation identified leading eleven complications, the main causes, and sub factors affecting each complexity associated with the physical systems and other maintenance work. Complaints of tenants about the system breakdowns and quality of the construction were identified as the most common complications of physical systems. Design errors and the administration matters during the operation of the buildings are recognized as leading causes. The study further revealed that well-designed buildings have a minimum number of complications during the maintenance and operation stages. Finally, this research provided strategies to alleviate the identified complications of commercial buildings during the maintenance period. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Dissertations en_US
dc.subject BUILDING ECONOMICS – Dissertations en_US
dc.subject BUILDINGS – Complications, Maintenance en_US
dc.subject COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS -Sri Lanka en_US
dc.title Mitigating maintenance complications of physical systems of commercial buildings in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US MSc in Project Managament en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US 2020
dc.identifier.accno TH4412 en_US

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