Korea has focused on growth-oriented policies by creating new housing units rather than maintaining or rehabilitating existing ones although having a housing stock as huge as those of other advanced nations. There have been, thus, few efforts to develop professional human resources who maintain and preserve the existing housing. Now, it has been a considerable time since two million housing units were built in the new towns around Seoul such as Bundang and Ilsan. It is expected that maintenance engineers for multiple dwellings will be of much importance in Korea. The purpose of this study is to present ways to develop maintenance engineers for multiple dwellings in Korea by analyzing the US and Japanese qualification systems for maintenance engineers for multi-family dwellings.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean Government (MEST) (Nos. 20100024404 , 2012R1A1A2042535 ).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment