Research opportunities in maintenance of office building services systems

  title={Research opportunities in maintenance of office building services systems},
  author={Shaomin Wu and Keith Neale and Michael Williamson and Matthew Hornby},
  journal={Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering},
Purpose – The purpose of this study is to highlight special characteristics of building services systems and investigate how practitioners view reliability and maintenance. These characteristics include energy‐hungry services systems, operating modes, maintenance types, the relationship between procurement costs and maintenance costs.Design/methodology/approach – The practitioners' viewpoints on reliability and maintenance are explored through a workshop. The authors wish to draw the attention… 

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