Best practice criteria for sustainable maintenance management of heritage buildings in Malaysia

Mahmoud Sodangi, Mohd Faris Khamidi, Arazi Idrus, Dabo B. Hammad, Abdullahi Ahmedumar

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Abstract

Sustainable development and heritage conservation have become guiding principles for our modern industrial society. In order to achieve a sustainable management of heritage building conservation in Malaysia, it is vital that maintenance takes a leading role in conserving the heritage values of the buildings. However, there has been no published work on assessment of the relative importance of each best practice criteria for sustainable maintenance management of heritage buildings in Malaysia. Thus, this paper is aimed at identifying and ranking the criteria that support sustainable best practice.Data collected through questionnaire which covered a selected sample of experts in the field of heritage building conservation. Data were analyzed using Relative Importance Index (RII), Kendall's concordance test, and Pearson's Chi-Square test. The results show that maintenance staff training and expertise was the most important criterion considered crucial by the respondents in supporting sustainable best practice. The paper is a pioneering attempt at establishing the criteria that support sustainable best practice in the maintenance management of heritage buildings in developing countries like Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-19
Number of pages9
JournalProcedia Engineering
Volume77
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event4th International Symposium on Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries 2013 - Karachi, Pakistan
Duration: 26 Dec 201328 Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Conservation
  • Heritage building
  • Maintenance management
  • Malaysia
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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