- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 29 Jan 2021
Reliability centred maintenance
The New Rules of Measurement (NRM) are published by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). They provide a standard set of measurement rules for estimating, cost planning, procurement and whole-life costing for construction projects.
NRM3: Order of cost estimating and cost planning for building maintenance works, defines ‘Reliability centred maintenance’ (RCM) as:
This requires a mix of preventative maintenance, proactive maintenance and reactive maintenance designed to optimise reliability whilst minimising costs. It is based on the principle that using any one of these three types of maintenance alone would be somewhat arbitrary and unlikely to minimise failures.
There is a detailed description of different types of RCM at https://www.wbdg.org/resources/reliability-centered-maintenance-rcm
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Building owner's manual.
- Business focused maintenance.
- Construction inventory management.
- Cost plan.
- Enterprise asset management.
- Facilities management.
- How to manage construction plant.
- In-house or outsource maintenance.
- Preventative maintenance.
- Proactive maintenance.
- Resource management.
- Unplanned maintenance.
- Scheduled maintenance.
- Soft landings.
 External references
Featured articles and news
Gaining green support from the carbon giants.
Medieval passageways with spiritual, transport and economic purposes.
Organisation receives accreditation from Investors in People.
Click the button to subscribe.
Communicating the right information at the right time.
Materials can take on different properties to control heat and glare.
Challenges in the construction sector and beyond.
Exploring brick and timber construction techniques.
On wheels or on platforms, micro dwellings are popping up everywhere.
Landlords must now comply with new repair regulations.
You can add articles and help improve knowledge in the construction industry.
Ayo Sokale explains the struggles of being neurodiverse.
Communities, heritage and architecture. Book review.
The voluntary sector continues to shape the debate.