A Review of Existing Tools and their Applicability to Facility Maintenance Management

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20374391
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. RR-285
SubjectAsset management
AbstractThe primary objective of this report is to provide a synopsis of the various computer-based maintenance management software (CMMS) tools that are available in the market today. It will help to facilitate greater understanding of the state of facility maintenance as a discipline, and will also help to conduct a gap analysis with respect to facility requirements vs. tool?s capabilities. Various forms of maintenance management software (MMS) tools have been available for several years; these tools vary slightly from one developer to another, but the basic purpose and design are similar from one package to another. That is, the fundamental equipment information is stored; Information such as size, date of purchase, ratings, cost, maintenance cycle, and equipment-specific notes are all maintained. The MMS tool packages can print out work orders when calendar-based preventive maintenance schedules are in effect, and some packages can also store the maintenance results. Some of the modern packages also embed newer concepts of maintenance. But, prior to providing overview of these tool packages, it makes sense to provide brief descriptions on equipment/asset failure patterns, as well as the need for asset maintenance and maintenance management.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-20533
NPARC number20374391
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Record identifier611f4283-1cc2-441d-9a60-15c68d1ca63b
Record created2012-07-23
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