Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Civil and Construction Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Mohammed E. Haque

Second Advisor

Dr. Roman Rabiej

Third Advisor

Sai Ravichandran

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Computerized facilities maintenance management systems, previously available only to very large facilities, are now accessible to small and medium-sized maintenance organizations. Advertisements for such products promise reductions in maintenance costs. Where a manual system of maintenance management is currently employed, moderate reductions in maintenance costs and facility downtime are fully possible. Where no formal maintenance management procedures are present, the structure and case of a computerized maintenance system can result in dramatic cost reductions and improvements in facility availability. There are, however, practical limits to the applicability of computerized maintenance systems. The objective of any maintenance program is to minimize the total costs resulting from the execution or lack of execution of proper facility maintenance. The computer, because of its ability to store and manipulate large amounts of data, can be a valuable asset to the facilities maintenance manager. A computer can quickly scan this data and report specific findings, trends, or discrepancies. The advantage of the computer over manual methods lies primarily in the ability to store, process, and report large volumes of various types of information.