Housing and analysis of design defects : A post occupational evaluation of private housing in Malaysia

Nurakmal, Abdullah@ Goh Tuo Ho and Mazlan, Mohd Tahir and Chohan, Afaq Hyder and Che-Ani, A. I. and Norngainy, Mohd Tawil and Syahrul Nizam, Kamaruzzaman (2011) Housing and analysis of design defects : A post occupational evaluation of private housing in Malaysia. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 6 (2). pp. 193-203. ISSN 1992 - 1950

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Housing provision and quality housing are two issues, which remained the subject of research and interest to researchers’ and designers’. Whenever a designer completes the project, they are not fully aware of consequences of their design. Only through post occupational survey, the designer usually realizes the shortfall they have made during the design process. Unfortunately, such unforeseen conditions are the part of daily life for the end user of residential buildings in developing regions. The main purpose of this research is to understand and identify the causes of design tribulations and their effects on residential buildings at post occupational stage. This research circumscribes the issues and problems faced by the users of private housing at post occupational stage, which results in because of deficient design. These problems affect the users through unplanned maintenance to major repairs leading to danger of collapse. In order to evaluate these effects on buildings, case studies were conducted in housing stock of metropolitan areas of the Klang Valley in Malaysia. The finding reveals that the housing is experiencing common building defects for housing such as dampness, facade deterioration and sanitation problem.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building maintenance, building survey, design maintenance, design tribulation, material selection, post occupancy survey, user implication, workmanship, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Built Environment
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2020 23:46
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2022 06:46
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31148

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