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Answers virtually any question about facilities maintenance and repair -- helps you head off serious problems before they happen! The importance of this reference to facilities managers, professionals and architects. An effective maintenance program is the only answer to lengthening the life and value of investments in buildings and related facilities. Defects, however, are seldom detected before they become obvious. When this happens, repairs must be made on a rush basis, at high cost. The result is that unbudgeted expenses must be paid, and at worst, the facility is put out of service while repairs are made -- often for extended periods of time. Means Facilities Maintenance Standards is oriented toward locating deterioration and material and systems failures before they become serious. Special attention is given to the causes and correction or repair of both common and uncommon defects. Because many maintenance problems and material failures are related to engineering and design decisions, the book is an invaluable aid to architects, engineers and designers as well as facilities professionals. Unique features of this one-of-a-kind working guide for facilities maintenance comprehensive guidance for understanding and solving every imaginable maintenance problem ready-to-use forms, checklists, worksheets and comparison tables authoritative commentary explains what to do -- and why analysis of materials systems, and the why's of deterioration and wear concise help for planning, scheduling and controlling costs for maintenance guidance for estimating maintenance and repair costs with man-hours, equipment and tools Means Facilities Maintenance Standards -- planned and written to solve today's building and facilities maintenance problems Here is a full-range facilities maintenance expertise, tightly written, contemporary and thoroughly relevant to you as a facilities professional. Every area of modern maintenance and repair is put under a magnifying glass for you... materials behavior and deterioration... major structural decay... interior and exterior finishes... managing the work... estimating costs... planning and scheduling. Means Facilities Maintenance Standards is an extremely valuable, working encyclopedia that points the way to solutions to every kind of maintenance and repair dilemma. A comprehensive overview of the facilities management process. Through a program of planned steps incorporating a process of elimination, almost any maintenance problem can be remedied at a reasonable cost. The book steps you through a complete understanding of the underlying causes of wear and deterioration and shows you how to analyze the effects. Only then are you ready to proceed to the right repair solutions, and ultimately, the prevention of future trouble. Because all of the checklists in Means Facilities Maintenance Standards are organized in the order you need them, you'll never have to worry about overlooking an important consideration or crucial step in repairs. An entire section of this monumental work is devoted to the management of facilities operations. If you're at all uncertain about planning, estimating or scheduling work, these three chapters will bring you right up to speed -- in a hurry!
Roger W. Liska, PE, AIC, currently is the department head of Building Science at Clemson University. In addition to his teaching and administrative skills, he has over 20 years of experience in the fields of engineering, construction and maintenance of industrial, plant and commercial buildings. Professor Liska has been involved, at the university and junior college levels, in the development and teaching of many seminars and workshops for industry, such as maintenance seminars for major U.S. corporations.