International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Effects Of Faulty Design And Construction On Building Maintenance

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Okuntade Tope Femi



Keywords: Faulty Design, Faulty construction, Building Maintenance.



Abstract: The study examined the effects of faulty design and construction on the maintenance of building. A survey of randomly selected samples of 35 builders and 20 architects were conducted. Questionnaires were used to collect data from Architects and Builders. The survey included 4 groups of defects and sub defects in each groups. The predominant severity effects of each defects was assessed and ranked based on the severity index as ranked by both the Builders and the Architects. The results shows that 16 defects were rated as most severe, 19 as moderately severe and 12 defects as slightly severe defects, however according to the builders 15 defects were rated as most severe defects, 28 defects as moderately severe and 3 defects as slightly severe defects. The results also show that increase in maintenance work is the most predominant effects on building maintenance among other factors of defect with an index value of 100.00 as perceived by both the rank of the Architects and that of the builders. The research however includes a hypothesis that Architects and Builders generally agree on the ranking of the severity defects which was tested and proven to be true. The study concluded that there should be a design review before finally approving the design for construction; maintenance expert should not be overlooked in the planning stage of the project and most importantly the employment of professionals for any building projects.



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