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Title: Mould growth in HDB environment, Singapore
Authors: INDIRA SHITA SIAGIAN
Keywords: mould, moisture, HDB, FMEA, prevention, remediation
Issue Date: 25-May-2009
Source: INDIRA SHITA SIAGIAN (2009-05-25). Mould growth in HDB environment, Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Mould growth attacks HDB (Housing Development Board) which houses 80-90% of Singapore population. The quality of life in the HDB environment therefore needs to be maintained and enhanced due to mould growth. This study formulates the prevention and remediation strategies for mould growth problem in HDB environment through the study of 58 cases (43 indoor cases and 15 outdoor cases). The most common causations were found were wet surface (25.86%) in Woodlands, Choa Chu Kang Eunos and Jurong West and Clementi, high indoor moisture problems (20.69%) in Yio Chu Kang and Jalan Besar and leak plumbing problems (15.52%) in Jurong West. The prevention and remediation strategies were developed with FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) approach. With FMEA approach, effect of fault that was caused by mould growth were listed and tracked to the root cause. After the root causes were thoroughly listed, then prevention and remediation strategy were designed. The maintenance strategies to prevent mould growth were also developed.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/28202
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