Maintenance Management Sourcing Routes and the Condition of Tertiary Institutions’ Buildings in Southwest, Nigeria
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Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State
Buildings are strategic infrastructures for the sustainability of tertiary institutions and as such, appropriate maintenance management approaches of insourcing or outsourcing maintenance activities are essential for the buildings to fulfil their functions. Hence, there is a need to examine the extent to which the condition of tertiary institution buildings is influenced by maintenance activity insourcing and outsourcing. Through a cross-sectional survey, data were gathered from 112 respondents from tertiary institutions across Southwestern Nigeria. Mean score and independent samples t-test were employed as statistical tools for descriptive and inferential statistical data analysis. The results indicate that 77% of building elements and systems maintained through insourcing are in good condition while 97% of those maintained through outsourcing are in good condition. The results further show that there is no significant difference in the condition of three out of the four categories of building elements and systems based on whether their maintenance activities are insourced or outsourced. The study concludes that building elements and systems that are maintained through outsourcing are in better condition than those maintained through insourcing. The study recommends training and retraining of in-house maintenance crew for tertiary institutions whose maintenance activities are majorly executed through insourcing.
Buildings , Insourcing , Maintenance , Outsourcing , Tertiary institutions , Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY
Faremi, J.O. (2022). Maintenance Management Sourcing Routes and the Condition of Tertiary Institutions’ Buildings in Southwest, Nigeria. AAUA Journal of Environmental Design and Management, 1(1), 75-85.