A case study of residential buildings subjected to cracking failures

Jamaluddin, Norwati and Yeoh, David and Abdul Ghani, Abdul Halim and Koh, Heng Boon and Shah Ayob, Sallehudin and Wan Ibrahim, Mohd Haziman and Mohamad, Noridah and Tuan Chik, Tuan Norhayati and Abd. Ghafar, Nor Hayati (2018) A case study of residential buildings subjected to cracking failures. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10 (2). pp. 118-122. ISSN 2229-838X

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The purpose of this paper is to present some preliminary findings of residential buildings which subjected to cracks. The study case covered in this paper is to determine the cause of cracking of semi-detached residential houses which initially expected due to a construction project nearby. Several types of buildings and infrastructures were evaluated through the preliminary qualitative forensic assessment for the hypothesis on the cause of the problems on residential buildings. The initial assumption that caused the cracking was due to the nearby construction works. From the inspection it was suggested that the piling work from the construction project does not have an impact that could damage or jeopardize the main structures. It was expected that the failures occurred on the walls and floors of the houses are more reflected due to the soil settlement on the housing area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Residential building; cracking failure; forensic assessment
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Building and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: UiTM Student Praktikal
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2021 07:25
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021 07:25
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3940

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