Categorisation and Causes of Building Design Defect: A Case Study on Public Building Hospital

Jaafar, Mastura and Othman, Nur Liyana (2015) Categorisation and Causes of Building Design Defect: A Case Study on Public Building Hospital. In: International Conference on Engineering Technology, vocational education and social science, 1-2 December, UPSI, Perak. (Submitted)

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    Abstract

    Hospital is a complex building which involves a diverse range of people, equipment and systems. The building maintainability aspect has always been neglected at the design stage of project development; on the other hand issues related to maintainability may affect the performance of hospital building and incurred unnecessary cost. Some of the defect could be eliminated with proper attention and consideration during the design stage. The aim of the study is to identify the category and causes of building defects of public hospital. Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar has been selected as a case study. Data collection has been conducted based on secondary reports produced by the hospital services outsourcing company maintenance. The building defect were categorised based on three items that are enclosure, settings and fittings. Each defect will be discussed in detail in the paper. The study provides a significant contribution to the knowledge on public hospital defect in Malaysia.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-9745 Building construction
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Perumahan, Bangunan & Perancangan (School of Housing, Building & Planning)
    Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
    Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2016 09:15
    Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 09:15
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/30175

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