Review of Culture in Maintenance Management of Public Buildings in Developing Countries

Babatunde Fatai Ogunbayo, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala, Opeoluwa Akinradewo, Matthew Ikuabe, Samuel Adeniyi Adekunle

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)


Studies have shown that culture is one of the significant elements that influence the behavior of doing things the right way, without which there is a hindrance to the attainment of set goals. It has also been stated that culture is essential to maintaining public buildings, which is significant to national development. However, the level of abandonment and deterioration of public buildings is high due to a lack of culture among stakeholders in the maintenance process. Therefore, through a literature review from over 100 recent publications, this study measured culture as a variable that influences effective maintenance management of buildings. This was carried out to enlighten maintenance managers and policymakers within the developing countries regarding the significance of maintenance culture and possible measures for improving the attitude of stakeholders on the maintenance process. It was also carried out to develop a new maintenance focus (behavioral change) for maintenance managers and policymakers, especially in developing countries, to manage the available public buildings and other proposed ones effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number677
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2022


  • behavioral change
  • maintenance culture
  • maintenance management
  • public buildings
  • stakeholders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


Dive into the research topics of 'Review of Culture in Maintenance Management of Public Buildings in Developing Countries'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this