Last edited 27 Mar 2020

Deferred maintenance

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When budgets are under pressure, it can be tempting to put off planned and preventative maintenance programmes as a way of saving money. However, not only will it be necessary to face those costs at some point, they may in fact be higher than if they had been dealt with sooner, as straight-forward repairs become major replacements.

Job order contracting (JOC) is a procurement method (primarily used in the United States) for contracting construction services. JOC is often applied to deferred maintenance work that has accumulated over time.

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