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W6 maintenance

  1. 1. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 1 Long-Term Maintainability Presented by: Lyn Wylder, P.E.
  2. 2. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 2 Never Better than Opening Day• During Design Ask: “How are they going to clean those windows?”• Think long term
  3. 3. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 3 Design Criteria• Should include maintenance input• Original criteria likely written before any maintenance is done• It may say the design life is 50 years … but the system better be here in 100
  4. 4. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 4 Communication• Include both design and maintenance staff• Goes both ways• Find out what is working … and what isnt
  5. 5. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 5 Ask Questions on Maintenance Practices• Ask early in design• When and how is maintenance done?• How is it cleaned?• Are particular cleaners used?
  6. 6. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 6 Ask Operating Questions Too!• What are the operating hours?• When will the operating plan allow maintenance?• What is the frequency of service?• Will any portions of the project be used for non-transit uses?
  7. 7. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 7 Other Things to Consider• Special events• Extreme load• Employee break areas• Things you can’t imagine
  8. 8. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 8 Think Maintenance• If you want to know how it will be maintained … ask maintenance• Control all water• Concentrate on providing a firm foundation
  9. 9. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 9 Long Term Cost Issues• How much money is available for maintenance?• When there is a shortage of funds, maintenance suffers• In times of tight budgets, specialty high cost items may have purchases delayed
  10. 10. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 10 Maintenance Staff• Usually preformed by unionized personnel• May be restrictions on maintenance due to each work rules• Shift differential or overtime rules may increase the cost of maintenance work
  11. 11. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 11 After Construction is Complete ...• Maintenance is the first to know about your design failures• It will be maintained in the easiest way … not the way you thought it would• No matter how small the probability ….. It will happen
  12. 12. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 12Design Awards Should be Given After at Least 10 Years After Opening Day
  13. 13. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 13 Examples of Floor Problems
  14. 14. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 14 Wall Coverings
  15. 15. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 15 Roofing, Lighting and Support Issues
  16. 16. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 16 Expect the Unexpected
  17. 17. Light Rail Transit Facilities Design Course Maintenance Considerations 17• QUESTIONS?

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