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Title: Evaluation of maintenance management practices in Ghana Highway Authority’s bungalows in Greater Accra Region
Authors: Issahaku, Mallam Issah
Issue Date: 12-Aug-2013
Abstract: Maintenance management practices continue to be a growing phenomenon in developing and developed countries. As the rate of usage of buildings also continue to grow, it has become necessary that maintenance management practices associated with building are critically evaluated and examined. Current practice indicated that most government buildings in Ghana are left unattended to without any maintenance practices. This study therefore, focuses on the evaluation of maintenance management practices in Ghana Highway Authority’s bungalows in Greater Accra Region. It assessed the operational state of Ghana Highway Authority’s bungalows, the factors affecting maintenance management of the bungalows and the maintenance management strategy used in maintaining bungalows. In achieving these objectives, opinions of maintenance officers and tenants were solicited. These officers were randomly selected and questionnaires administered to them. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive and one-sample t-test. The analysis revealed the operational state of bungalows in Accra as very bad. It was observed that there is no significant difference in the perception of the maintenance staff and users as to the operational state. However, there is significant difference in the operational state of the old and the new generation bungalows as the study revealed that the components and services of the buildings of the new generation bungalows are in better operational state than those of the old generation bungalows. Maintenance officers ranked attitude of users and misuse of facilities as the most significant factors affecting maintenance management of bungalows while users of the buildings ranked lack of discernable maintenance culture in the country as the most significant factor responsible for poor maintenance management practices of bungalows. The perception of the maintenance staff and users of bungalows as regards factors responsible for poor maintenance management of the bungalows are significantly different. The study recommended that, top management are to provide adequate funding for the running of maintenance operations and such funds should be properly monitored to ensure that it is judiciously utilized.
Description: A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a degree of Master of Science Construction Management, 2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6298
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