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Civil engineering and architectural building features disparity and preservation of structural and fabrics integrity in heritage building: a review

Zuraidi, Siti Nor Fatimah and Akasah , Zainal Abidin and Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Ashraf (2011) Civil engineering and architectural building features disparity and preservation of structural and fabrics integrity in heritage building: a review. In: International Building and Infrastructure Technology Conference 2011 , 7-8 June, 2011, Penang.


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This paper will be presents a review of the literature pertinent to the life-cycle preservation, operation, and maintenance aspects of buildings features disparity are rarely considered at the initial design and construction stages. This is due to the facts that mainly in the disconnections within built facilities life-cycle, from their initial creation processes, through use to obsolescence. There is also a dearth of knowledge of the specific impact of upstream design and construction decisions and choices on the downstream preservation, operation, and maintenance of building structures and fabrics. Hence, in order to bridge this knowledge gap and forge a connection between design and lifecycle use and maintenance of buildings, this study aims to identify design defect which affect building maintenance and to identify the systematic framework for selecting a suitable maintenance strategy for each individual item in a building. The investigation for this study will be undertaken in two phases. The first phase involved a literature search on the identification of some of the relative defect factors in design stage that affect maintenance. The second phase involved gathering data through site visits, interviews and discussions with owners, architectural/engineering firms and contractors. The scope of this research will be limited to civil and architectural defects in building design that affect maintenance only in the Museum Adat Istiadat Melayu Kelantan (Muzium Islam). It will be observed that the different of structural and fabrics integrity of these buildings to their different defect styles and features. This finding will underscores the importance of designing architectural features of buildings with their operation, maintainability, and life-cycle preservation in mind, if structural and fabrics integrity must be maintained, and a greater sustainability achieved, while restoration ringgit are saved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction; architectural; building; maintenance; life-cycle; preservation; defects
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH3301-3411 Maintenance and repair
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2011 01:24
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2011 01:24
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1669
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