ERIC Number: ED322581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Committing to the Cost of Ownership: Maintenance and Repair of Public Buildings.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Building Research Board.
Guidance for public decision makers and facilities managers in coping with the persistent problem of underfunding of maintenance and repair (M&R) is provided in this report. A committee of experts was selected to review maintenance and repair activities of government agencies and to offer recommendations for improvement, with a focus on improvement of budgeting procedures and utilization of needs assessment techniques. Topics covered include causes and impacts of neglect, cost of ownership, assessment, and management. Recommendations are made for: (1) the allocation of 2 to 4 percent of the aggregate current replacement value of facilities for routine M&R; (2) formal assessment programs implemented by agencies responsible for M&R budgets; and (3) clear designations of responsibility for M&R. Appendices include committee member bibliographical information, an annotated bibliography, and examples of a life cycle analysis proposal, condition assessments, and Missouri's Land and Buildings assessment system. (LMI)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Building Research Board.