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A Study Of The Significance Of Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning (Hvac) Maintenance In Healthcare Facilities In Malaysia

Tracie Magdeline, K Subramaniam (2021) A Study Of The Significance Of Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning (Hvac) Maintenance In Healthcare Facilities In Malaysia. Master dissertation/thesis, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    Maintaining Heating, Ventilation, And Air Conditioning (HVAC) system in healthcare facilities always been different from commercial buildings. The HVAC system is critical not only for maintaining a comfortable temperature, but also for maintaining a healthy environment that affects patient well-being and prevents disease spread. The significance of HVAC system maintenance, especially in healthcare facilities, has yet to be properly addressed as the previous studies has primarily relied on HVAC system in commercial buildings. The research aims to enhance heating, ventilation, and air conditioning maintenance especially in healthcare facilities in Malaysia by acquiring its significance, the problems in maintaining it and solutions to enhance the maintenance of the system. This study investigates the significance of HVAC system in healthcare facilities, the problems that arises in maintaining it and followed by the solutions to enhance the maintenance of the system. Structured questionnaire survey was conducted with 100 number of respondents who are in this field to explore the significance of HVAC maintenance in healthcare facilities with returned of 84 number of responses. Most technical respondents correspond that the infection control is dominant with the mean of 2.55 over the comfort conditioning of 2.50 in terms of the significance of HVAC system in healthcare facilities. Besides, lack of adequate sensors is the most common problem in maintaining the HVAC systems at the mean of 4.79 of respondents consented to it, whereas, at the mean of 3.48 of respondents considers Organizational Simulation is the solution to enhance the HVAC maintenance in healthcare facilities. The results demonstrated the significance of HVAC system in healthcare facilities is persistent more on infection control over comfort conditioning, which is contradict to commercial building. The findings of significance of HVAC system in healthcare facilities, problems in maintaining the system followed by the solutions to enhance the HVAC system will helps the HVAC professionals to consider before designing the HVAC systems to prevent the breakdown.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Master dissertation/thesis)
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Divisions: Institute of Postgraduate Studies & Research > Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKCFES) - Sg. Long Campus > Master of Science (Project Management)
    Depositing User: Sg Long Library
    Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2022 21:54
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2022 21:54
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/4366

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