Management and maintenance systems
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Management and maintenance systems book
In this chapter, a brief review is given of different types of management and maintenance systems and of how these have evolved to meet owner needs, both technical and non-technical. One objective is to bring out differences between systems; while overall purpose is broadly the same in all cases, differences do emerge due to owner’s polices and strategies, and the nature, function and type of structure. The scope of this book is limited to concrete structures. In the UK, the
vast majority of concrete structures have been built in the last 50-60 years, and therefore the historical review is limited to that period, during which attempts were being made to collect data on maintenance costs and to introduce a more systematic and rational approach to the management of the infrastructure. A useful starting point here is the paper by O’Brien [3.1]. With a strong
emphasis on buildings, this provides a perspective on three issues:
1. A lament that the attempt made in 1950 by issuing a Code of Practice [3.2], which set out categories of life for both buildings and components, had not been successful, either in terms of influencing design or in having an impact on in-service management and maintenance regimes.