AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MAINTENANCE OF HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS; POLICES, PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES.

ABSTRACT
Buildings are very important to mankind due to their investment and social values.
Maintenance of these buildings is critical for their preservation and ensuring that they
continue to; serve the intended purpose, yielding optimum returns, meeting health and safety
standards and providing comfort to the users. Properly maintained buildings attract higher
returns thus maintenance should be seen as a viable investment.
Regular maintenance proves to be much more economical in the long run due to enhanced
serviceability. Maintenance of serviceability of buildings is of universal importance and
gigantic in nature as the cost of maintenance, repair and rehabilitation runs into many
thousands if postponed. Enhancement of durability, longevity and serviceability of building
structures depend upon careful design, sound construction, good workmanship and
continuous maintenance.
This study was an investigation into the maintenance of high-rise buildings; policies,
practices and challenges in Nairobi. The study objectives were to establish the maintenance
policies, practices and challenges faced in undertaking maintenance activities and make
recommendations on possible solutions.
The researcher established that most of the maintenance authorities had a policy that had
provisions for the following elements; resource allocation, performance requirements,
execution of work and administrative activities. It was found out that various types of
maintenance activities are in place which include; planned maintenance, unplanned
maintenance, emergency maintenance and predictive maintenance.
 

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