Journal article

Residential building defects investigation and mitigation - a comparative review in Victoria, Australia, for understanding the way forward

Malindu Sandanayake, Wei Yang, Namita Chhibba, Zora Vrcelj

ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURAL MANAGEMENT | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Purpose: The issue of building defects is a growing concern that affects all major construction stakeholders as a result of costs and time implications of reworks. The magnitude of the problem is severe with statistics highlighting defects often result in 4% of the total cost of construction of a building. Despite the importance of this problem, studies have seldom considered development of systematic approaches to enhance the quality control process in construction. Design/methodology/approach: Building defects is a growing concern that affects all major construction stakeholders because of costs and time implications of reworks. Magnitude of the problem is severe with statistics highlighti..

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