School Buildings Assets - Maintenance Management and Organization for Vertical Transportation Equipment
Maintenance of educational building assets is an important tool not only for the wellness of students and other users, but also as an important economic instrument maximizing items life cycle and minimizing maintenance costs. The law in force regarding the Abolition of Architectural Barriers was conceived to facilitate the access to buildings of people with physical deficiencies, but even after its endorsement, there are still Portuguese Schools without an easy access or even none at all, for such individuals. The vertical transportation of persons helps to avoid this discrimination, as it provides access to all the building floors, with the highest possible comfort, for people whose mobility is reduced.
This paper addresses the maintenance management and organization of Vertical Transportation Equipments. It will be proposed a standard example of a Maintenance Plan for the Portuguese Schools focusing on the elements and infrastructures related to vertical transportation of people with physical deficiencies. It will be also presented a cost analysis of these infrastructures maintenance and operation in order to reach the optimum point that allows the reduction of these costs without reducing the reliability of components, thus improving their useful life and safeguarding the wellness of users.
KeywordsPreventive Maintenance Maintenance Activity Maintenance Plan Corrective Maintenance Guide Rail
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