Maintenance Strategy in Building Design: An Imperative for Comfortable and Hospitable Housing.



Housing unit, in however architecturally well designed, beautifully structurally positioned, should always had the intrinsic nature to satisfy the desire of the intended end users at all time. If the above submission is anything to go by, then it become imperative for maintenance strategy to be inculcated from the inception building design for protection, preservation of building aesthetic nature and ensuring Comfortability and hospitability desired by the people. The life span of a building commences as the function of the structure is ascertained by the end user and the developer. The process of maintenance in building construction entails putting a good numbers of factors into consideration. These factors among others are; the site and situation of the building, the prevailing environmental condition, which will dictate the quality of building materials in order to harness the best opportunity of the climatic conditions of the environment. This will in turn lower the effect of expenses incurred on maintaining the edifice. The foregoing is the thrust of this study. Relevant data were garnered from personal observation as primary source and other publications as secondary source. Information on facility management and building maintenance strategies were gathered from relevant texts, learned journals, publication excerpts, to substantiate the imperative of the thrust of the research study.  Observations of some building structures that are negatively affected for non compliance with the tenet of facility management and maintenance and those otherwise were put forward to ascertain the veracity of the research submission.

Keywords: Maintenance Standards, Building lifespan, Comfortability, Hospitability.

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