Global Journal of Engineering, Design & Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 2319–7293


The Phenomenon of Building Maintenance Culture: Need for Enabling Systems

Jerry Magutu and Kigara Kamweru

This article is based on experience through practice and training, augmented by a literature review on the phenomenon of building maintenance generally, and with reference to the Kenyan case where maintenance of buildings especially in the public sector has attained a crisis. The overarching objective is to delve into the nature of the maintenance problem, issues entailed and how they can be tackled in a structured system so as to somewhat resolve the crisis of poor, or lack of, maintenance which renders building unsightly and unattractive.