Structural and Architectural Maintenance Management by Micro-computer

by Edmond T. Miller, Univ of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Electronic Computation


When a new Senior Vice-President for University College, the nonmedical portion of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was appointed in 1984, one of the problems encountered by the new administration was the organizing the reporting, recording, classifying and prioritizing of maintenance activities. Analysis of the problem revealed that at least two types of information needed to be organized and stored, and be readily available to maintenance managers. One of these was essentially traditional data which could be managed through routine application of any one of a number of data base management systems. The second set of information was floor plans which should be current at all times. These need not be as large nor as detailed as construction plans. The most important characteristics are accuracy, currency and availability.

Subject Headings: Maintenance and operation | Systems management | Databases | Computing in civil engineering | Colleges and universities | Information management | Building management

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