Software to Determine Building Maintenance Necessities in Facility Management
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Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a systematic and structured multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) approach for building maintenance practices in a resource-constrained environment. The software includes: (1) a Condition Assessment tool for Facility Management based on Fuzzy Sets Theory, and (2) a Multi-Criteria Decision-Making tool for Building Maintenance practices based on Choosing by Advantages.
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Reference No.: 2021-092
Building maintenance is a fundamental practice in facility management, which supports the longevity of a building. Increasing costs of maintenance practices is a challenge for facility management professionals. Given that, building maintenance decisions often comprise complex and conflicting criteria.
The primary purpose of this innovation was to develop and rank a set of criteria needed for constructing a multi-criteria decision-making model for use in building maintenance processes. The software has an exploratory aspect to establish the decision-making and condition assessment practices currently used in facility management.
- Promotes the consideration of multiple criteria in building maintenance decision-making
- Emphasizes the use of MCDM methods in building maintenance and FM decision-making problems
- Reveals effective uses of facility management data in condition assessment processes
- Framework includes multiple variables (as opposed to a single source of information provided by visual inspections)
- Includes CMMS data, expert opinion, occupant feedback, and industry standards in condition assessment processes, which considers failure trends, cost, deterioration, human perspective, and maintenance practices
- Framework minimizes subjective judgment with fuzzy sets theory providing a systematic and mathematical approach to linguistically ambiguous results
- Practical decision-making framework that serves facility management professionals of various backgrounds
Two individual web-based applications:
- Condition Assessment tool for Facility Management based on Fuzzy Sets Theory
- Multi-Criteria Decision-Making tool for Building Maintenance practices based on Choosing by Advantages
Besiktepe, Deniz, Mehmet E. Ozbek, and Rebecca A. Atadero 2020. “Identification of the Criteria for Building Maintenance Decisions in Facility Management: First Step to Developing a Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Approach” Buildings 10, no. 9: 166. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings10090166
Last updated: Oct 2021