Evaluating Capital Expenditure - LAPA

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Evaluating Capital Expenditure - LAPA

MAINTENANCE PLANNING

• Understand the building/place

• Establish a robust maintenance

philosophy

• Avoid unnecessary repairs/renewal

• Use appropriate materials & trades

• Clear schedules of tasks for operatives


MAINTENANCE PROCUREMENT

• Realistic cost planning

– higher initial costs

– Specialist trades

– better quality repairs

– last longer

• Independent audit

– Work carried out correctly


COSTS OF MAINTENANCE

• Define scope

• Tender regular tasks (fixed cost)

• Establish defects reporting back

procedure

• Enables budgeting for predictive

repairs

• Contingency – unforeseen

failures /damage


SUMMARY

• Proper maintenance of heritage

buildings can be budgeted for

• Maintenance should be given higher

profile than glamorous repair projects

• This can reduce the need for major

capital expenditure

• Neglect and lack of routine

maintenance of historic buildings

leads to loss of significance and value

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