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Title: DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE IN A DEVELOPING ECONOMY
Authors: ANIEKWU, ANNY NATHANIEL
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Journal of Construction management and Economics
Series/Report no.: Vol. 5, No.;Pgs 3 – 11.
Abstract: This paper establishes a direct relationship between a design and maintenance and contends that most maintenance problems can be affected through the initial design. Thus it suggests that most of our current maintenance problems arise from pastdefective judgments on design and construction issues. The importance of maintenance in a developing economy with a weak capital base has been recognized in Nigeria. Consequently, there has been an enhanced emphasis on maintenance services of project development. This emphasis is aimed at sustaining the utilization of all installed or existing productive capacities as a measure towards helping an ailing or growing economy. However, the effect of past neglect resulting from the ignorance of the importance of maintenance by subsequent administrations in Nigeria has undermined the ability of the construction industry to cope with this new emphasis. The author suggests that the most positive way of operating maintenance service is by minimizing its occurrence through design and thus reducing the strain on the construction industry. The paper highlights some factors that undermine the designer’s ability to affect this, resulting mostly from government action or inaction
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/954
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