IJIMT 2017 Vol.8(2): 131-136 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.2.716

Building Maintenance for Institutions Based on Annual Budget-Portuguese Context

Nuno Dinis Cortiços
Abstract— Institutions with monthly management of budgets, derived from their mission and/or third-party financing - in this case, public entities - do not have, nowadays, ongoing maintenance mechanisms: desirable to prevent abnormalities in the early stages. In general, we can state that, out of three hundred employees1, only one is directly responsible for maintenance, generally as a High Level Technician. Its work, in the construction bureau, presupposes the identification of intervention needs for assessment of their importance in comparison with other needs. Our proposal suggests taking into account the undifferentiated and specific nature of the work to be developed in the services acquisition - human resources, tools, equipment and consumables - to one or more companies, on a retainer basis, in a ‘time bank’ system, which ensures the integration of maintenance on the set of functions. Under the model proposed, the construction bureau will, at first, be responsible for identifying the intervention needs for later management/administration of materials, supplies and products, through the creation of an overall financial provision. This paper is based on a case study being applied to the facilities of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon: currently ongoing - year zero - until December 31st, 2016.

Index Terms— Construction, maintenance, institutions, annual budget, services acquisitions.

Nuno Dinis Cortiços is with the Centro de Investigação em Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design at Faculdade de Arquitetura, Universidade de Lisboa/Secção das Tecnologias de Construção, Lisbon, Portugal (e-mail: ncorticos@campus.ul.pt).

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Cite: Nuno Dinis Cortiços, " Building Maintenance for Institutions Based on Annual Budget-Portuguese Context," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 131-136, 2017.

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