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Title: THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF BOMB SHELTERS IN HDB APARTMENT UNITS
Authors: NG LAY HEONG ROSEMARY
Keywords: Cost Effectiveness
Bomb Shelters
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: NG LAY HEONG ROSEMARY (2005). THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF BOMB SHELTERS IN HDB APARTMENT UNITS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Over the years, civil defence shelters have evoluted from public shelters at the basement and void-deck of HDB estates to bomb shelters located within each new apartment. Regulations for provision of civil defence shelters are constantly being reviewed to meet to the new demands of the people and at the same time safeguard the population from any casualties during a war. However, despite the efforts to make it more cost-effective and readily accessible to the people during an emergency, by replacing the basement and void-deck shelters with bomb shelters, there are still many criticisms regarding the compulsory provision of bomb shelters in all new HDB apartments. It is often deemed as cost ineffective as there is lack of demand for the bomb shelters. This study will approach the issue by using quantitative methods to estimate the values of bomb shelters and determine the cost effectiveness of them. It is observed from the empirical models used that the values of bomb shelters are greatly influence by the location of the apartments. In addition, they are deemed as cost ineffective as people are willing to pay more for apartments without bomb shelters, while holding other variables such as the floor level, the age (years) and the provision of upgrading constant.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/230806
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