Development of Maintenance Management Framework for Conservation of Heritage Buildings in Malaysia

Sodangi, Mahmoud and Idrus, Arazi and Khamidi, M. Faris (2012) Development of Maintenance Management Framework for Conservation of Heritage Buildings in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Civil, Offshore and Environmental Engineering (ICCOEE 2012), 12-14 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

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maintenance of normal buildings. However, the maintenance strategy for heritage buildings is different from normal buildings because the fabric of heritage building has cultural significance which must be retained maximally and the authenticity of heritage building depends essentially on the integrity of its fabric. Besides, the maintenance of heritage buildings involves repairing the building fabric very close to the original using traditional techniques and traditional matching materials and being sensitive to the original structure. Hence, the maintenance of heritage building takes a cautious approach in order not to unnecessarily disturb or destroy the historic fabric; damage the character of the building and alter the features which give the building historic, architectural and cultural significance. Therefore, a specific framework is required for managing the maintenance of heritage buildings. The goal of this research is to develop a framework that would act as a basis for heritage organizations to prepare guidelines for managing the maintenance and conservation of heritage buildings. For this research, in-depth literature review, questionnaire survey, interview and visual survey were used to achieve the set objectives. The proposed maintenance management framework will consist of the important factors that support maintenance management best practices. The outcome of this research would be useful to heritage organizations like The National Heritage Department in preparing guidelines for maintenance management of heritage buildings. To the academia, the research outcome would act as a basis for further research in order to improve and achieve best practices in the maintenance management of heritage buildings.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:8174
Deposited By: Dr M Faris Khamidi
Deposited On:18 Sep 2012 01:31
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:21

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