I am also thankful the numerous law courts and drug court practitioners who helped during this study and responded to the survey in a timely manner to make this study a success.. My thanks will also be extended to my family including Dad, Mom and -----, my youngest brother for their kind and invaluable support during the whole project.
In general, Maintenance Management Systems (MMS) are a unique form of automated record database systems which are particularly designed in order to optimize the supervision of delayed maintenance and investment improvement actions / activities by making use of standard industry procedures to document and allot priority to the requirements for the field facility. This database management tool is used for efficient planning, budgeting of delayed activities, and optimization of funds, repair / substitution, and in other building and construction activities.
The first step in the Maintenance Management Systems starts from identifying the delayed activities related to maintenance, asset allocation, and repair by the field managers. This record helps in generating a record which permits to place the data in the form of maintenance codes, categories, and priorities. These generated reports are then worked upon to effectively manage the timely and precise information sent to the higher authorities in the management.
Objectives of Maintenance Management Systems (Sadi A., 2001).
To optimize the existing resources, assets, funds, facilities, and equipment with the help of efferent maintenance management techniques.
Make available precise statistics / information for maintenance and building program decision making.
Methodically categorize maintenance requirements or shortage and funds enhancement needs at the building / construction site.
Establish records for the backlog activities and unfunded maintenance schedules.
Set up activity priorities for every phase of the project milestone to be achieved.
Facilitate groundwork of repair maintenance and building fund requirements by means of methodical, standardized measures.
Supervise and document remedial measures, venture expenditures, and events.
Carry out all-inclusive situation evaluation of all existent and individual property.
Generally, Maintenance Management can be classified into three broad categories:
1. Routine / Ongoing Maintenance management activities.
2. Precautionary management activities including inspection, replacement, mechanical adjustment, lubrication or equipments and structures.
3. Crisis management activities for unanticipated collapse of resources or equipment. Crisis management activities are difficult to schedule earlier. Reginald Lee (1986)
Building Maintenance Management Systems
The term Building Maintenance Management Systems specifically relates to the group of activities that assists the management to set up an agenda for the maintenance of buildings. Its intention is to