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Title: Maintainability problems of wet areas in high-rise residential buildings
Authors: Chew, M.Y.L. 
De Silva, N. 
Keywords: Building defects
Building performance
Life cycle
Wet areas
Issue Date: 2003
Source: Chew, M.Y.L.,De Silva, N. (2003). Maintainability problems of wet areas in high-rise residential buildings. Building Research and Information 31 (1) : 60-69. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Feedback on building maintenance problems and failures provides insight into how problems arise and how to prevent their recurrence in future projects. Findings are reported from a research project on the maintainability of high-rise residential buildings in Singapore focusing on wet areas. Problem areas evaluated include water leakage from ceilings, staining/discolouration, paint defects, the cracking/spalling of concrete, the cracking/debonding of tiles, fungi/algae growth, pipe leakage and corrosion. Key factors for the eradication of these problems are identified as workmanship, design detailing, maintenance and material incompatibility under tropical conditions.
Source Title: Building Research and Information
ISSN: 09613218
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