Too often, maintenance is perceived and employed as a purely reactive task. Fixing things only after they fail is human nature – but at a personal and institutional level, this approach creates a lot of problems.
It’s time to stop thinking about sustainability in one-dimensional terms. It needs to become a theory of development and maintenance that encompasses multiple ideas.
Maintaining buildings effectively and efficiently isn’t an easy task – but it gets much easier when you have clear goals, KPIs and transparency across your organization, as well as over your contractors and subcontractors.