The Nature and Importance of Building Maintenance

  • Ivor H. Seeley
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Abstract

Building maintenance has until recently been a neglected field of technology, being regarded by many as a ‘Cinderella’ activity. It possesses little glamour, is unlikely to attract very much attention and is frequently regarded as unproductive although many of the managerial and technical problems are more demanding of ingenuity and skill than those of new works. A Government Committee on Building Maintenance1 has described how this class of work is accorded little or no merit and that while it remains a neglected backwater, the morale of those involved in its management and execution must suffer and productivity will remain low.

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© Ivor H. Seeley 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivor H. Seeley
    • 1
  1. 1.Trent PolytechnicNottinghamUK

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