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Title: MAINTAINABILITY OF THE VERTICAL GREENERY SYSTEM IN SINGAPORE
Authors: YAP HUIQING STELLA
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Lim Guan Tiong
2012/2013 PFM
Risk
Vertical greenery system
Issue Date: 5-Jun-2013
Citation: YAP HUIQING STELLA (2013-06-05). MAINTAINABILITY OF THE VERTICAL GREENERY SYSTEM IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: With the rising concern on the need for a sustainable environment, there is an increasing trend of incorporating vertical greenery on building façades. Vertical greeneries indeed do bring many benefits to the urban environment such as reducing the effect of Urban Heat Island (UHI) and improving the aesthetic quality for the building. Despite the increasing trend of installing vertical greenery on building façades, vertical greenery technology is still at its infancy stage due to the lack of expertise pertaining to the maintenance of vertical greenery. Hence, this dissertation attempts to build on the existing but limited study on the maintainability issues of the vertical greenery system by identifying the risk of defects in the system. These defects should be carefully managed and minimised with regular maintenance regimes so that life cycle costs could then be kept to the minimal. Interviews with the facilities management personnel were carried out to identify the defects that had occurred during the lifecycle of the vertical greenery system and had gathered the opinions on the maintenance problems encountered in the maintenance of the system. A framework was developed and was derived using factor analysis, principle of component method to explore for statistical relationships among the 30 risk factor inputs relating to the design, construction and maintenance of the vertical greenery system. “Maintainability” strategies were then established from the analysis and suggested in the framework. The framework developed may serve as a decision making tool to assist clients, developers, facilities managers, maintenance managers and users in the decision-making processes in achieving maintainable designs and optimum maintenance strategies for building facades right from the planning and design stage.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222688
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