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Azman, M A, Hon, C K H, Skitmore, M, Lee, B L and Xia, B (2019) A Meta-frontier method of decomposing long-term construction productivity components and technological gaps at the firm level: evidence from Malaysia. Construction Management and Economics, 37(02), 72–88.

Belabed, Y, Kerboua, B and Tarfaoui, M (2019) New design for reducing interfacial stresses of reinforced structures with FRP plates. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 196–207.

Essah, E A, Sanders, C H, Baker, P and Kalagasidis, A S (2009) Condensation and moisture transport in cold roofs: effects of roof underlay. Building Research & Information, 37(02), 117–28.

Gluch, P and Räisänen, C (2009) Interactional perspective on environmental communication in construction projects. Building Research & Information, 37(02), 164–75.

Hamzeh, F R, Faek, F and AlHussein, H (2019) Understanding improvisation in construction through antecedents, behaviours and consequences. Construction Management and Economics, 37(02), 61–71.

Hanna, A S, Iskandar, K A and Lotfallah, W (2019) Benchmarking project performance: a guideline for assessing vulnerability of mechanical and electrical projects to productivity loss . Construction Management and Economics, 37(02), 101–11.

Hilal, M, Maqsood, T and Abdekhodaee, A (2019) A scientometric analysis of BIM studies in facilities management. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 122–39.

Kaminsky, J (2019) The global influence of national cultural values on construction permitting. Construction Management and Economics, 37(02), 89–100.

Kenley, R (2019) CME Forum: a response to “Construction flow index: a metric of production flow quality in construction”. Construction Management and Economics, 37(02), 112–9.

Lukito, J A, Susilawati, C and Goonetilleke, A (2019) Climate change adaptation in the management of public buildings: an Indonesian context. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 140–62.

Mahmoud, A S, Sanni-Anibire, M O, Hassanain, M A and Ahmed, W (2019) Key performance indicators for the evaluation of academic and research laboratory facilities. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 208–30.

Newsham, G, Brand, J, Donnelly, C, Veitch, J, Aries, M and Charles, K (2009) Linking indoor environment conditions to job satisfaction: a field study. Building Research & Information, 37(02), 129–47.

Olbina, S and Beliveau, Y (2009) Developing a transparent shading device as a daylighting system. Building Research & Information, 37(02), 148–63.

Watts, G, Fernie, S and Dainty, A (2019) Paradox and legitimacy in construction: how CSR reports restrict CSR practice. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 231–46.

Zalejska Jonsson, A and Hungria Gunnelin, R (2019) Defects in newly constructed residential buildings: owners’ perspective. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 163–85.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Quality; User; Owner; Defects; Residential buildings;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 2398-4708
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-09-2018-0077
  • Abstract:
    The purpose of this paper is to present defects reported by cooperative owners, and to determine the relationship between building characteristics, developer’s/contractor’s company size and defect type. Design/methodology/approach The analysis is based on defects reported by board members of cooperatives in Sweden through a survey questionnaire. The 1,563 questionnaires were posted by regular mail to the boards of cooperatives for buildings. The current research presents results from analysis of responses from 394 regular residential projects constructed between 2006 and 2013. The responses represent owners’ experience from a total 1,107 buildings. Findings Findings presented in this study indicate that building quality might be one of the factors contributing to the energy gap. The analysis indicates that the most severe problems reported by cooperatives are issues related to building envelope, particularly shortcomings in the function of windows, issues related to the function of the balcony and cracks in the facade and leakage caused by rain water. The results show that the building quality differs depending on developers’ size, measured by number of employees. The authors have also found a significant relationship between reported defects and location expressed by size of the city/municipality. Originality/value The discussion on newly constructed residential buildings has been dominated by the perspective of professionals (inspectors) and contractors (or developers) rather than of the owners/users themselves. This study presents findings from the owners’ perspective, thus contributing the owners’ viewpoint to the debate on building quality.

Zolkafli, U K, Zakaria, N, Mohammad Mazlan, A and Ali, A S (2019) Maintenance work for heritage buildings in Malaysia: owners’ perspectives. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 186–95.