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Maintenance Management Practices and Factors Affecting Maintenance of Private University Buildings in Ogun State Nigeria

by Innocent Chigozie Osuizugbo , Babajide Oludayo Olusanya
Department of Building Technology, College of Environmental Sciences, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria

SUBMITTED: 15 May 2023; ACCEPTED: 19 July 2023; PUBLISHED: 30 July 2023

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Building maintenance management is an efficient and viable technique used for addressing issues with construction's upkeep. Nigerian tertiary institutions have been accused of lacking maintenance culture. Meanwhile, quality and sustainable education is delivered when educational buildings are adequately maintained. The present study seeks to investigate the factors affecting maintenance management of private university buildings in Ogun state Nigeria. Questionnaire survey was utilized as a research instrument to gather information from the maintenance personnel within private universities in Ogun state, Nigeria. The data analysis techniques used were descriptive and inferential statistics. The results revealed that use of poor quality components and materials,no adoption of appropriate maintenance cycle for building maintenance, lack of discernable maintenance culture in the country, and inadequate training and development of maintenance personnel are the top most four factors affecting maintenance management of private university buildings in Ogun state, Nigeria. The study provides insights into the factors affecting maintenance management of university buildings. An understanding of these factors would help tertiary institutions and maintenance personnel facilitate the development of strategies required in minimizing the factors affecting maintenance management practices in tertiary institutions.

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© 2023 Innocent Chigozie Osuizugbo, Babajide Oludayo Olusanya. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Osuizugbo, I. C. ., & Olusanya, B. O. (2023). Maintenance Management Practices and Factors Affecting Maintenance of Private University Buildings in Ogun State Nigeria. Civil and Sustainable Urban Engineering, 3(2), 112–122.
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