Maintenance of Public Buildings in the Central Region of Ghana
Keywords:Building Appearance, Building Performance, Deterioration Level, Inspections, Monitoring, Technical Skills, Strategic Plans
Building maintenance ensures functionality, stability, and appearance and extends the structure’s lifespan. This study examined suitable maintenance strategies for public buildings in the Central Region of Ghana. Out of four hundred (400) questionnaires administered to maintenance officers and personnel of public buildings in the Central Region, two hundred and ninety-six (296) were returned, representing 74%. The findings showed that the respondents considered the deterioration of buildings and the maintenance quality as very important factors. The Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) measure of sample adequacy for p-values varies from 0.914 to 0.971, indicating that the constructs or factors strongly impact the prediction of building maintenance management. Further findings show that all the constructs or factors have strong (0.700 – 0.800) factor loadings, indicating a strong influence in predicting building maintenance management. Only one construct or factor (maintenance budgeting and auditing) with one variable (end-of-job documentation) had strong (0.940) factor loadings. Three constructs/factors (maintenance techniques, maintenance culture, and maintenance management) were found to have strong (7.00 - 8.00) factor loadings, which strongly influence predicting building maintenance management. It is concluded that attention should be paid to the developed constructs or factors in any future work in the Central Region and should involve Development Officers.
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