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Assessment of residential defects at post-handover

Author
Forcada, N.; Macarulla, M.; Love, P.E.D
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of construction engineering and management (ASCE)
Date of publication
2013-04
Volume
139
Number
4
First page
372
Last page
378
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000603 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/18416 Open in new window
URL
http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0000603 Open in new window
Abstract
In Spain, the Ley de Ordenación de la Edificación (Building Regulation Act) has established compulsory warranties to ensure that buildings meet basic requirements with regard to functionality, general safety and structure, fireproofing, and use and habitability. Despite the requirements of this regulatory body, defects in newly built dwellings remain a pervasive problem, which has resulted in a plethora of complaints to the Instituto Nacional del Consumo (National Institute for Consumers ’ P...
Citation
Forcada, N.; Macarulla, M.; Love, P.E.D. Assessment of residential defects at post-handover. "Journal of construction engineering and management", Abril 2013, vol. 139, núm. 4, p. 372-378.
Keywords
Building codes, Consumer protection, Cracks, Fireproofing, Fixtures (tooling), Housing, Image quality, Location, Walls (structural partitions)
Group of research
GRIC - Group of Construction Research and Innovation

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