Proposing a Building Maintenance Management Framework to Increase the Useful Life of the Building

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Civil Engineering, East Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 M.Sc. Student, Department of Project and Construction Management, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran



Consideration of the global standards indicates that the life span of buildings in Iran is 25 up to 30 years and it reaches up to 100 years in developed countries. Preventive maintenance strategies should be designed to control depreciation and maintain the optimal performance of building components. This study, while reviewing maintenance-related research, aims to propose a framework of building maintenance management to increase the useful life of the building. To achieve this goal, each building needs a maintenance and implementation plan depending on its conditions. Implementing the life cycle costing (LCC) principles of any building requires inspection, repair, and recording of financial and technical data. The proposed framework of this research is based on finding the technical and economic useful life of the building by mathematical models such as LCC and comparing it with the age of the building. The existence and implementation of a maintenance checklist is the most basic way to increase the life of the building, which is divided into architectural, structural, electrical, and mechanical sections. In this research, in the end, a sample maintenance checklist is introduced by using the Delphi method