Lean Maintenance - The Recent Trends of Maintenance

Start Date: 16 Jan 2022
End Date: 20 Jan 2022
Duration: 5
Country: Istanboul / Turkey
Category: Engineering and Technical Programs

Engineers and managers working in the field of design, construction and maintenance of structures often feel the lack of a comprehensive practical guide on the practice, needs and effective programs of good maintenance. Few practical references are available that bridge the gap between theoretical, technical, practical and managerial matters in this regard.

This course is planned to answer technical questions frequently asked by the practicing engineer and the executive. It includes information about lean maintenance, new trends in maintenance and repair, employing short repairs and high productivity, self-directed work teams, the law of intelligent action, types and causes of common deficiencies of structures, workable preventive measures for the decay and deterioration of structures, maintenance work types, root cause analysis, comprehensive check list library, and the use of innovative technology and new materials.


• To understand the causes and mechanisms leading to deficient facilities

• To workout preventive measures to counteract deterioration of facilities

• To learn about new trends in maintenance

• To explain the principles of lean maintenance

• To plan effective maintenance programs

• To understand the nature of innovative technology and new materials

• To learn about specific needs and requirements for concrete, steel and other structures

• To comprehend the role of the designer, the contractor and the supervision in producing sound structures

• To provide an overview for the role of effective management

• To provide a comprehensive check list library for maintenance jobs

• To present several case studies of effective maintenance jobs

• To learn from historical structures that stood the test of time

Who should attend:

This course is designed to meet the needs primarily of engineers and managers, working in the area of civil engineering construction, and facing the challenges of maintaining and preserving good, sound structures, utilities and services. It is specifically useful for engineers of any discipline, quality assurance experts, construction and supervision engineers, owners and managers of constructed facilities. 

It is expected that a number of the attendees will find the information beneficial and a useful addition to their reference library even though they are not directly practicing in the field.

Daily Outlines:

Day One

Road to Good Design, Construction and Maintenance Practices

ν Why do we need the codes?

ν The multidisciplinary design effort

ν Coordination problems

ν Design – construction process

ν Structural behavior- natural vs. forced

ν Design standards and their relationship to structural performance

ν List of 100 most frequently cited OSHA construction standards

ν Technical specifications, shop drawings, document review

ν Design and construction checklists

ν Categories of building life

ν Degradation factors

ν Maintenance levels

ν Systematic maintenance programs

ν Options other than repair

ν The uniform code for building conservation

Assessment of Site Conditions

ν Construction safety codes

ν Inspection of structures

ν Human perceptions of durability

ν Accepting undesirable existing conditions

ν Improvements in durability

ν Quality creation

ν Data acquisition, condition survey

ν Detailed inspections

ν Problem conditions requiring special consideration

Day Two

Maintenance and repair strategies

ν Anatomy of surface repairs

ν Repair concepts

ν Repair approaches

ν Shoring

ν External prestressing

ν Supplemental reinforcement

ν Stress reduction

ν Internal, external grouting

ν Epoxy repair

ν Span shortening techniques

ν Different strategies

ν Polymer composites

Improving the odds

ν Slabs on grade

ν Joint pros and cons

ν Joint worst treatment

ν Joint failures

ν Joint maintenance

ν Wall joints – tips

ν Expansion, contraction, settlement, seismic, construction joints

ν Sealant complications

ν Maintenance vs. repair

ν Design life

ν Classification of failure modes

ν Insulation and water retarders

ν Concrete buildings – detailing provisions

Day Three

Maintenance – The Science, Art and Philosophy

ν Maintenance interdependency

ν Maintenance organization

ν Maintenance program content

ν Maintenance deficiencies

ν Responsibilities of maintenance

ν Maintenance work types

ν Centralization vs. decentralization

ν Self-directed work teams

ν Breakdown, corrective and preventive maintenance

ν The law of intelligent action

ν Root cause analysis

ν The five whys

Day Four

Preventive and predictive maintenance

ν Six patterns of failure

ν Hidden failures

ν Task list

ν Failure history impact on task list

ν Short repairs and high productivity

ν Example of corrective action

ν Pencil, panic, planned, productive and percussive maintenance

ν Tighten, lubricate, clean

ν Is the organization ready for predictive maintenance

ν Questions to ask before you begin

ν Is the organization ready for the future?

ν Check list library

ν The future of structures

ν Challenges of the 21st century

Day Five 

PM Details for Effectiveness

ν Predictive maintenance – state of mind

ν Should this be glycol?

ν PM compliance

ν Raw PM measurement

ν PM effectiveness

ν Reasons to outsource PM

ν Reasons to stay away from outsourcing

ν Personal issues

ν Insure the PMs are done as designed

ν The future of P/PM 

A Whole Number of Issues

ν Value engineering

ν Peer review

ν Approval, acceptance and certification

ν Team organization

ν Changing technology

ν Innovative materials

ν Standard of care

ν Negligence per se

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