Maintenance-friendly construction

From experience we know that the maintenance requirements of buildings can differ sometimes by a factor of three due to the design and implementation decisions taken (selected building form, details and materials).

When we design, HM Architects always checks the implications that the various design decisions will have on maintenance. Because the costs of maintenance form an important part of the total operating costs. In addition, the type of maintenance required will also predict its impact on the environment. This is all the more reason to assess the maintenance implications of designs.

Maintenance management starts on the drawing table. HM Architects keeps a sharp eye on the following two aspects:

  • Maintenance-efficient design: you don't need to maintain what isn't there
  • Maintenance-friendly design: optimizing maintenance with regard to management, costs and organization.