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Assessment of construction defects in residential buildings in Spain

Author
Forcada, N.; Macarulla, M.; Gangolells, M.; Casals, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Building research and information
Date of publication
2014-06-11
Volume
42
Number
5
First page
629
Last page
640
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2014.922266 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/88673 Open in new window
URL
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09613218.2014.922266#.U8YhAbHeUSs Open in new window
Abstract
The building industry is noted for its repeated building defects causing cost increases and time delays during construction. In Spain, despite the Ley de Ordenación de la Edificación (Building Regulation Act), which establishes a general framework to promote overall building quality, construction defects in residential buildings remain a pervasive problem. An analysis of 3647 construction defects is presented which identified the location within the building, subcontractors and building elemen...
Citation
Forcada, N., Macarulla, M., Gangolells, M., Casals, M. Assessment of construction defects in residential buildings in Spain. "Building research and information", 11 Juny 2014, vol. 42, núm. 5, p. 629-640.
Keywords
Construction defects, Defects, Housing, Quality control, Spain, Subcontractors
Group of research
GRIC - Group of Construction Research and Innovation

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