Management of Electrical Maintenance of University Buildings Using Deterioration Models

Management of Electrical Maintenance of University Buildings Using Deterioration Models

Bassel Mohamed Alhassan, Jamal Younes Omran, Fayez Ali Jrad
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8030-0.ch016
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Buildings maintenance has received increasing international attention in various fields of scientific research. As a result, there has been a change in the maintenance of buildings from the preventive to the predictive approach. This is done through an evaluation model to support and assist the management of the facility in selecting alternatives and making appropriate decisions in maintenance according to building status and maintenance budget. This chapter investigated the reasons for the electrical maintenance of the university buildings and the degree of importance of each element of electrical maintenance through the design of a questionnaire in which the electrical components were divided into elements and then each element was linked to all maintenance items that related to it. At the end of the research, mathematical models were developed; these models help to forecasting the electrical maintenance items and distribution of the maintenance budget, and to verify the validity of these models, they have been applied to study the case of dorm buildings in Tishreen University.
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The Aim And Importance Of Research

In order to preserve our real estate wealth and due to the fact that it is impossible to build a building that does not require maintenance and in the light of the lack of maintenance manual in our country Syria, The aim of this research is to develop deterioration models of electrical maintenance of university buildings, which helps the administration to quickly evaluate the construction situation in terms of the electrical component, as well as identify the main reasons for the electrical maintenance and the expected electrical maintenance work for the next year, arrange these works and implement the most urgent items according to the budget set for the maintenance work.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Renewable Energy: Represents the energy produces from an energy source that is naturally replenished after use. Some examples are: sunlight, wind, rain, waves, tides, geothermal, etc.

Power Grid: An interconnected network designed for transporting electric power from the generation plants to the customer.

Distributed Generation: Electrical generation and storage performed by a variety of small, grid-connected devices referred to as distributed energy resources.

Power Plant: An industrial facility for the generation of electric power.

Selectivity: The property by which only the faulty element of the system is isolated, and the remaining healthy sections are left intact.

Hydroelectric Power Plant: A power plant used the energy of falling water or fast running water.

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