Accession Number : ADA215852


Title :   Facility Reliability and Maintainability: An Investigation of the Air Force Civil Engineering Recurring Work Program


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Jackson, Jeffrey A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a215852.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 136


Abstract : The purpose of this thesis was to test the validity of the hypothesis is that the civilian service industry does a better job maintaining facilities and utility systems than the Air Force civil engineering community. The researcher looked at several sectors of the US service industry and compared their preventive maintenance programs to the Air Force Recurring Work Program (RWP). The researcher reviewed contemporary Air Force and civilian literature on preventive maintenance (PM), performed case studies on two civilian maintenance departments, and conducted personal interviews with military and civilian maintenance managers. This data were collected to compare the RWP with civilian PM programs and determine if specific practices were used in the civilian programs that improve the RWP. Analysis of the results of the study indicated that the hypothesis was not entirely correct; the Air Force RWP was found to be one of the most comprehensive maintenance management systems studied. Theses. (RRH)


Descriptors :   *CIVIL ENGINEERING , *PUBLIC UTILITIES , *PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE , *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT , MANAGEMENT , VALIDATION , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , FACILITIES , THESES , MAINTAINABILITY , RELIABILITY , CASE STUDIES , DOCUMENTS , SUPERVISORS , HYPOTHESES , INDUSTRIES , AIR FORCE , INTERVIEWING , MAINTENANCE , MILITARY PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE