Deterioration patterns of building cladding components for maintenance management

I. M. Shohet, M. Puterman, E. Gilboa

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Increasing demands are made on maintenance programmes to provide tools that will support maintenance planning. Among of the most important parameters affecting the efficiency of maintenance management are the precision and the reliability of the predicted service life (PSL) of building components. The main objective of this study was to develop a methodology for the establishment of databases listing deterioration patterns of building components based upon their actual condition. The methodology consists of four steps: (1) identification of failure patterns, (2) determination of the component performance (CP), (3) determination of the life expectancy of deterioration path (LEDP) and (4) evaluation of the predicted service life (PSL). The proposed methodology can be used for planning of maintenance activities, for evaluation of economic implications caused by intensive decay and for maintenance management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-314
Number of pages10
JournalConstruction Management and Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Deterioration
  • Exterior cladding
  • Maintenance management
  • Performance
  • Predicted service life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Building and Construction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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