About the Book
This book presents the results of a novel investigation into building deterioration and defects in Malaysia's public schools. It sets forth an in-depth theoretical and empirical underpinning the maintenance management of public schools with the view to develop a building deterioration prediction model of building condition based on factors contributing to building defects for school buildings. The approach adopted is mixed method encompassing archived documentation, questionnaire survey and interview of sampled schools in Malaysia. It presents a number of useful tables, graphs and statistical analysis which are useful in understanding the factors contributing to building defects under reference. The prediction model assists the decision making of maintenance management to be more efficient with comprehensive budgeting as well as optimal maintenance and repair work. The book is of relevance to school managers, maintenance management practitioners and academics towards measuring and improving the building condition in schools.
About the Author: Syamilah Yacob is currently a senior building surveyor at Maintenance Engineering Branch, Malaysia Public Work Department (PWD) for more than 13 years. She attained her first degree in Building Surveying from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), master's degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Ph.D. in Building Science and Performance from Universiti Malaya (UM). She actively involved in the operation and maintenance activities includes the inspection works for government buildings based on Government Asset Management Policies, Standards Procedures and Guidelines. Dr. Syamilah is a registered member of Royal Institution of Surveyor Malaysia (RISM), a member of Malaysia Asset and Project Management Association (MAPMA), and affiliate member of Institute Asset Management (IAM-UK). She is also the recipient of the Malaysia Building Surveyor Award 2013 by the RISM.
Azlan Shah Ali is a professor in the Department of Building Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya. He was promoted to the full professor post in July 2013, which make him as one of the youngest professors in the University. Prof. Azlan completed his PhD at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia specialising in building refurbishment. His research interests lie in building maintenance and refurbishment with the focus to improve management strategies. Prof. Azlan has been involved in several academic research and consultations with a total amount of more than RM6 million. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed technical publications in journals, proceedings, and books. He received the University of Malaya's Best Lecturers Award in 2012-, and 3-times Excellence Service Award from UM for his significant contribution in teaching and research works Prof. Azlan is currently a Chartered Building Surveyor, UK; a Registered Building Surveyor, Malaysia; a Registered Property Manager, Malaysia; a Professional Technologies, Malaysia; a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (FRISM) and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK (FRICS). He has served as a committee member includes secretaryship of the Building Surveying Division, RISM for more than 13 years.
Cheong Peng Au Yong is a senior lecturer in the Department of Building Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, where he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Facilities Management. His research interest is in facilities management and building maintenance and has published several articles in reputable journals. Meanwhile, he has been reviewer for several renowned journals and conference proceedings. Currently, he is the editorial board member of Journal of Surveying, Construction and Property (JSCP). Furthermore, he actively involves in the consultation projects such as building condition assessment projects. His substantial contributions in academic and research works were awarded with Excellence Service Award by University of Malaya in 2019.