School Building Defect Pattern
1 Department of Architecure, Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi 43600, Malaysia
2 Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, Twintech International University College of Technology (TWINTECH), Kuala Lumpur 52200, Malaysia
3 School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Penang, Malaysia
In providing a conducive learning environment for the student, the school building must be in good condition. This paper is evaluating the existing condition of primary school building in Sarawak, Malaysia. It focuses on building defects pattern for school building. The primary data collection is from the school building condition survey with involvement of 24 primary schools. The schools have been selected using simple random sampling and stratified sampling (of school age as the variable of selection). The reporting method is based on Condition Survey Protocol (CSP) 1 Matrix. Data analysis covers descriptive and inferential statistics. The analysis carried out found that the overall 4,725 defects have been identified. The building defect pattern is mainly on Ground Level of 3,176 defects, the highest number of defects components found on walls (798). 16.2% defects are cracks from 11 common defects and most of all the highest score of defects based on age of the building were the building in the range of 11 to 20 years.
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