Ratio of Operating and Maintenance Costs to Initial Costs of Building Services Systems

Wu, Shaomin and Clements-Croome, Derek (2007) Ratio of Operating and Maintenance Costs to Initial Costs of Building Services Systems. Cost Engineering, 49 (12). pp. 30-33. ISSN 0274-9696 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This article addresses two critical issues associated with reliability and maintenance of building services systems. The first is the ratio of operating and/or maintenance costs to initial costs for building services systems. It is an important parameter for life cycle costing and maintenance policy development. The second is the proportion of items among building services systems that need preventive maintenance. In this article, the example used is to estimate the ratios based on a cost dataset. Correctly estimating the ratio is important, but using a constant ratio in life cycle costing may result in wrong decisions. The proportion of preventive maintenance for building services systems is estimated on the basis of the distribution of failure patterns.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2007/// [EPrints field already has value set] AD - European Safety and Reliability Association, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Construction Engineering [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Intelligent Buildings Group Management Committee [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Natural Ventilation Group, Whole Life Performance Task Group, Charted Institution of Building Service Engineers [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - Cost Eng (Morgantown WVa) [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Building services system, Failure pattern, Life cycle cost
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Shaomin Wu
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 15:41
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 09:28
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31017 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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