MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 10, 2014Building Surveying and Technology Undergraduate Conference
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Building Defects Assessment|
|Published online||19 March 2014|
Investigation into Common Decay of Educational Buildings in Malaysia
School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
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All types of buildings will undergo decay and deterioration over a period of time. In the past few years, there have been numerous official reports in the mass media relating to building decay and failures throughout the country. Building decay and failures are becoming ordinary phenomena in the construction industry. This study is firstly intended to identify and differentiate the common building decay and failures faced by Malaysian educational buildings. Seven educational buildings in Kedah were selected as case studies. Inspections were conducted and the decay of the respective buildings was recorded. The persons in charge of the educational buildings were also interviewed and the results were used for this study as well.
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