|M.Sc Student||Sarel Lavy-Leibovich|
|Subject||Integrated Maintenance of System-Rich buildings:|
A Detailed Look at Hospital Buildings
|Department||Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering||Supervisor||Mr. Shohet Igal|
Facilities Management has increasingly been the object of research and development efforts in the course of the last three decades. The performance of system rich buildings and components depends to a high degree on continuous and planned periodical maintenance, which challenges owners, facilities managers, and users to institute precise planning based on a well-structured maintenance program. Hence, the main objective of this research was to examine the efficiency of maintenance under alternative maintenance policies (Breakdown, Preventive, and Condition-based Maintenance), and different sources of manpower (Outsourcing vs. In-house). The research focused on the maintenance of hospitalization buildings with a view to supplying a model for system rich facilities operating in a dynamic environment. The development of the following four indicators was the core of this research:
1. The Building Performance Indicator - Monitors the physical state and fitness degree of serviceability for use of the building and of the various systems in it.
2. The Manpower Sources Diagram - Expresses the sources of the labor carrying out the maintenance work.
3. The Maintenance Efficiency Indicator - Calculates the efficiency of the maintenance operations.
4. The Managerial Span of Control - An organizational parameter which considerably affects the ability of a manager professionally to control his subordinates.
These indicators integrate a variety of factors such as performance, budgets, sources of manpower, and managerial aspects, into a comprehensive approach, that enables, in some cases, to obtain an indication of the causes leading to inefficiency in the utilization of the resources available to maintenance. This model can help to improve the execution of maintenance tasks due to pre-planned resource allocation based on techno-economic principles.