Working bibliography on building maintenance and facilities management.


As part of a new project on maintaining civic spaces, I am doing a literature review on building maintenance (including both homes and other kinds of properties). I’m especially interested in resources designed for use by facilities managers or property-owners but I’m also curious what I’ll find in the scholarly literature on this topic. This bibliography covers what I’ve found so far but suggestions are welcome. I’ll be sure to add links to notes or related information as the project progresses.


Arditi, David, and Manop Nawakorawit. “Issues in Building Maintenance: Property Managers’ Perspective.” Journal of Architectural Engineering 5, no. 4 (December 1999): 117–32.

Barker, Bruce A. Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners, Updated 3rd Edition: Electrical - Mechanical - Plumbing - Building - Current with 2015-2017 Codes. 3rd ed. edition. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Cool Springs Press, 2015.

Brautovich, Ryan. Homeowners’ Guide to Maintenance. United States: Construction H.E.L.P. Foundation, Inc., 2015.

Chan, Eric. “Building Maintenance Strategy: A Sustainable Refurbishment Perspective.” Universal Journal of Management 2, no. 1 (2014): 19–25.

Davey, Judith. “‘Ageing in Place’: The Views of Older Homeowners On Maintenance, Renovation and Adaptation.” Social Policy Journal of New Zealand 27 (2006): 128.

De Vita, Carol J., Cory Fleming, E. Twombly, and others. Building Capacity in Nonprofit Organizations. Urban Institute Washington, DC, 2001. http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/building_capacity.PDF.

DiChiara, Phillip, William Rowe, and Pieter van der Have. Cost Planning and Estimating for Facilities Maintenance. 1 edition. Kingston, MA: RSMeans, 1996. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0876294190.html.

Journals For All. Home Maintenance Log Book. Independently published, 2017.

Krebs, Valdis, and June Holley. “Building Smart Communities through Network Weaving.” Appalachian Center for Economic Networks. Retrieved from Www. Acenetworks. Org, 2006. http://www.plexusinstitute.org/resource/collection/5FD4ACEF-7B50-4388-A93E-109B0988049F/BuildingNetworks.pdf.

Levitt, Joel D. Facilities Management: Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities. New York, N.Y.: Momentum Press, 2013.

Lewis, Bernard, and Richard Payant. Facility Manager’s Maintenance Handbook. 2 edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2007.

Liska, Roger W., and Judith Morrison Liska. Building Maintenance Forms, Checklists and Procedures. Paramus, N.J.: Prentice Hall PTR, 2001.

———. Handbook of Building and Plant Maintenance Forms and Checklists. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice Hall Trade, 1988.

Lueder, Dianne C, and Sally Webb. Administrator’s Guide to Library Building Maintenance. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 1992.

Motawa, Ibrahim, and Abdulkareem Almarshad. “A Knowledge-Based BIM System for Building Maintenance.” Automation in Construction 29 (2013): 173–182.

Oravetz, Jules A. Building Maintenance. Indianapolis: T. Audel, 1982.

Roper, Kathy O., and Richard Payant. The Facility Management Handbook. 4 edition. AMACOM, 2014.

Shear, Mel A. Handbook of Building Maintenance Management. Reston, Va.: Reston Pub. Co., 1983. http://books.google.com/books?id=KzxSAAAAMAAJ.

Stahl, Frederick A. Guide to the Maintenance, Repair and Alteration of Historic Buildings. First Edition edition. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1984.

Wing, Charlie. How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home, Updated and Expanded. 2 edition. Hoboken, N.J: RSMeans, 2012.

Wordsworth, Paul. Lee’s Building Maintenance Management. Chicester: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2013.