Managing Building Maintenance

This page summarises the discussions at a CFM meeting on managing maintenance. 

A man fixing a chimney stack on a Victorian building.

Cutting costs on building maintenance can result in long-term damage to the building fabric (Photo: Annettte McGill)

Maintenance management requires a wide range of different skills, from understanding buildings to project management and staff supervision.

Good maintenance will keep your property assets useful and safe, as well as protecting their long-term value.

The meeting looked at three key aspects of managing maintenance: preventive maintenance, strategic maintenance and critical maintenance.


Developing planned preventive maintenance
Paul Chilton, Head of City of London office, Cluttons llp

Developing an effective building maintenance strategy
Kath Fontana, FRICS, Managing Director, ISS Technical Services

Chair, RICS Professional Group Board for Facilities Management

Critical maintenance
Gordon Ludlow, Senior Property Advisor, Ethical Property Company

Related materials

See the presentations delivered at this meeting below:

Kath Fontana's presentation on Developing a maintenance strategy (PDF, 300KB)

Gordon Ludlow's presentation on Essential Maintenance (PDF, 600KB)