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Engineering approach system to assess defect and deterioration of building structures

Syed Mohamad, Syed Burhanuddin Hilmi and Wan Annuar, Wan Fakhari Hizami (2011) Engineering approach system to assess defect and deterioration of building structures. In: International Seminar on the Application of Science and Mathematics 2011, 1 - 3 November 2011, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.


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A study has been conducted to obtain better knowledge about failures in building structures. Structural failure is also related to the forensic engineering which is the knowledge of engineering that applied for s tructural failu re investigation. The studies have been carried out on the selected buildings in Bandaraya Kuala Terengganu to determine the build ing inspection practices in order to detect the defect and failure. Data are collected through questionnaires, interviews and also from flow charts on assessment procedure which are produced by the Public Work Department (PWD), Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), developers, contractors, and consultants. The result has shown that the usage of low material quality is the major problem causing defect and deterioration to the building structures . Finally, the building structures assessment flow chart is proposed as the guideline to ease the building inspection activities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assessment; flow chart for assessment procedure; defect and deterioration; building structures
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: M.Iqbal Zainal A
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 09:40
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2012 09:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2371
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