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An Integrated Computerised Maintenance Management System (I-CMMS) for IBS building maintenance

Zul-Atfi Ismail (Civil Engineering Program, School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Arau, Malaysia)

International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation

ISSN: 2398-4708

Article publication date: 5 December 2018

Issue publication date: 20 June 2019




The purpose of this paper is to focus on the development of an integrated computerised maintenance management system to improve the information storage of design and construction, diagnostic and defect risk assessments on IBS building through the integration of building information modelling (BIM).


The methodology used interviews with the IBS building client/maintenance contractor in Malaysia to gather information about maintenance management problems, approaches to address problems, information and communication technology implementation and use of emerging technologies, in addition to prototyping a system development life cycle for system development.


Relevant process flowchart documents of system development were obtained from the case study and reviewed to assist in providing an automation technique for decision-making and structural defect diagnostic operation through the integration of Visual Basic.Net, MS Access and Autodesk Revit software.


This research focuses on automatic bidirectional communications between an Expert System and BIM on a database level. Adoption of the approaches suggested in the research will enable the system to promote the development of zero IBS building maintenance.



Ismail, Z.-A. (2019), "An Integrated Computerised Maintenance Management System (I-CMMS) for IBS building maintenance", International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, Vol. 37 No. 3, pp. 326-343.



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