ERIC Number: ED431299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Maintenance of Mechanical Services. Maintenance and Renewal in Educational Buildings. Building Bulletin 70.
Haworth-Roberts, A., Ed.
School building maintenance must find an appropriate balance between planned and reactive work in order to conserve costs. This document provides ways in which authorities can assess their maintenance requirements and make better use of the resources available. It considers how to deal with problems which have their roots in historical design factors and provides guidance on what action should be taken to prevent future maintenance problems. It also addresses whether to repair or replace equipment by providing guidance for making these decisions. A 6-point plan for avoiding equipment failure is proposed. The appendices, which comprise two thirds of the document, provide a glossary; the principle generic types of equipment in use, common faults which they exhibit and their life expectancy; staff training to ensure the timeliness and quality of maintenance work; checklists for routine inspection and maintenance by school personnel; information on troubleshooting for a range of mechanical services components; information on use of operating and maintenance manuals; and data that include calculating the likelihood of equipment failure, life-cycle costing, forecasting/planning workloads, and the application of new technology to maintenance management and operations in schools. (Contains 26 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Cost Containment, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Maintenance, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Life Cycle Costing, Mechanical Equipment, School Maintenance, Troubleshooting
HMSO Publications Centre, P.O. Box 276, London, SW8 5DT England; Tel: 0171-873-9090; Fax: 0171-873-8200 (10.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)