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Expert-based approach to rank critical asset assessment factors for healthcare facilities

Dalia Salem (Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt)
Emad Elwakil (School of Construction Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA)

Facilities

ISSN: 0263-2772

Article publication date: 25 January 2021

Issue publication date: 2 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This research’s main objective is to develop an expert-based approach to rank critical asset assessment factors for health-care facilities. This approach will improve the asset management of health-care buildings. This paper aims to study and prioritize the relative importance of asset criticality factors.

Design/methodology/approach

The research methodology begins with a comprehensive literature review of state-of-the-art health-care facilities management, asset management tools, critical asset assessment and approaches to model techniques. Then, using the expert-based opinion and the collected data through the analytical hierarchy process approach to developing the asset assessment model contains physical, environmental, general safety and revenue loss assessment models.

Findings

Results showed that the general safety factors and the sub-factors of life safety and physical safety contributed to asset condition assessment.

Practical implications

The proposed critical asset assessment ranking will benefit health-care facility organizations by assessing their asset performance according to capital renewal needs.

Originality/value

This study offers a novel conceptual framework to understand and determine rank critical asset assessment factors for health-care facilities.

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Citation

Salem, D. and Elwakil, E. (2021), "Expert-based approach to rank critical asset assessment factors for healthcare facilities", Facilities, Vol. 39 No. 9/10, pp. 615-634. https://doi.org/10.1108/F-05-2020-0060

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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