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Performance evaluation of tangible and intangible building features for sustainable public housing development in Bauchi metropolis, Nigeria

Bala Ishiyaku, Bala Ishiyaku and Kasim, Rozilah and Harir, Adamu Isa and Abubakar, Musa Alkali (2014) Performance evaluation of tangible and intangible building features for sustainable public housing development in Bauchi metropolis, Nigeria. In: 7th International Real Estate Research Symposium (IRERS 2014), 29-30 April 2014, National Institute of Valuation (INSPEN), Putrajaya.


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The survey was conducted to evaluate performance of tangible and intangible building features in public housing estates in Bauchi metropolis, Nigeria, with a view to assess the performance of public residential housing policy in satisfying the occupants' expectation using a post occupancy evaluation method for sustainable development. The objectives of the study were to identify the tangible and intangible features of the building components, facilities and services, measure their quality and correlate same with the occupants' satisfaction level. The study covered two housing estates of Tambari housing estate with 300 units and Gubi housing estates with 209 units. Questionnaires were administered, collected and validated by personal interview and walk-through observation. SPSS was used to analyse data using percentages, correlation, analysis of variance and regression analysis. The percentage analysis showed good quality tangible facilities of rooms, stores, living rooms, toilets and intangible ones like ventilation, privacy and day lighting with mean average scores from 3.5 to 4.49. The study revealed that occupants' expectations were mostly met and they were satisfied with individual elements of the houses and the housing units in general. The study recommends a public housing development, but with more utilisation of post occupancy evaluation as it proved effective in measuring occupants' satisfaction, for sustainable public housing development. It also cautioned the use of occupants' satisfaction in developing countries as a determinant of public housing performance without evaluating socioeconomic attributes of the occupants. This is because the occupants may not be the targeted beneficiaries of the houses.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: tangible and intangible building features; public housing; post occupancy evaluation; occupants’ satisfaction; sustainable housing development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101-1396 Land use
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2014 07:46
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2014 07:46
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5613
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