Assessment of structural quality of houses delivered through the people's housing process in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor D.W. Thwala en
dc.contributor.author Ogunfiditimi, Olaosebikan
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-10T06:20:26Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-10T06:20:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-10T06:20:26Z
dc.date.submitted 2008-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/3059
dc.description M.Tech. en
dc.description.abstract South African government is one of the countries in the world that has delivered the highest number of houses to the poor through various delivery mechanisms to fulfill her vision to adequate housing for all as reflected in the National Housing Policy framework. Since 1994, about One Million Eight Hundred and Seventy Seven Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty Eight (1 877 958) houses has been delivered. People’s Housing Process is a state-assisted, self help housing programme and about 3% of the total houses built were delivered through the PHP housing delivery programme. The Government’s goal is, subject to fiscal affordability, to increase housing delivery on a sustainable basis to a peak level of 350 000 units per annum until the housing backlog is overcome (South Africa’s National Housing code policy, 2000:5). The government focused on quantitative housing delivery with qualitative shortcomings. However the focus has now shifted to the quality of the end product delivered. Defects in houses manifest themselves primarily through cracking, dampness, detachment, and water leakages. Defects may be patent or latent, and could be discovered through checking, observations and tests. This research work is a study of structural qualities of houses delivered through PHP. The study investigated the causes of structural inadequacies in PHP houses focusing in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. The findings show that different types of structural defects occurred in houses delivered through PHP scheme, these defects include roof leakages, cracks in walls, wall not being straight and defects in roof trusses. The cause of these defects was as a result of poor quality control mechanism put in place by the Department of Housing. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Housing en
dc.subject Housing policy en
dc.subject Structural analysis (Engineering) en
dc.subject Engineering standards en
dc.subject Construction industry quality control en
dc.subject Gauteng (South Africa) en
dc.title Assessment of structural quality of houses delivered through the people's housing process in South Africa en
dc.type Thesis en

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