Building Maintenance Technology in Tropical Climates

Building Maintenance Technology in Tropical Climates

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The main objective of the book is to highlight the important problems in building maintenance technology (broadly defined as the application of scientific principles to the care and preservation of building assets), suggest how they may be overcome with special reference to tropical climates, and encourage a greater participation of professionals in building maintenance work. The contents cover a wide range of problems mostly derived from the experience of the writers with buildings located in Singapore and the South East Asia region. These are dealt with under five general areas: (1) Structure and Roof Systems, (2) Finishing Systems, (3) Natural Systems, (4) Access Systems Building professionals, property managers, developers and others in the industry should find the book useful.The need for proper allocation of a limited budget has been emphasised by Mathur and McGeorge (1990). Mathematical simulation can be used, as illustrated in this paper, for cost allocations. Budget and cashflow would thus be an importantanbsp;...

Title:Building Maintenance Technology in Tropical Climates
Author:Clive Briffett
Publisher:NUS Press - 1995


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