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Amusan, L. M. and Osinowo, Samuel and Osawaru, FAITH and Awotinde, Ladi and Adelakun, A. and Peter, Nkolika Joy (2019) THE BUILDING INFORMATICS APPROACH TO MODELLING CONSTRUCTION QUALITY ASSURANCE PARAMETERS TO PREVENT STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE OF BUILDING. International Journal of Technology, 10 (2). pp. 386-393. ISSN 2086-9614

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Building collapses have become a global phenomenon and continue to occur unabated, with properties and lives being lost on a daily basis all over the world. This study addresses important issues that have been identified to be the major causes of the problem of building collapses. The study aims to develop parameters that could be used to assure quality processes in building construction using building informatics, with the intention to prevent building structure collapse on construction sites. In order to achieve this, a random survey technique was used based on the purposive method, in the form of a structured questionnaire distributed to 100 respondents. 100 structured questionnaires, designed using a Likert scale from 1 to 5, were employed in the data collection. The random sampling technique was used for the sample selection. The data collected were analysed using a relative agreement index and subjected to factor rotation, from which factors with high eigenvalues were extracted and used to create a model aimed at supplying information on building collapse prevention. The study reveals that the construction industry is filled with many unqualified personnel, poor supervision; noncompliance with designs (i.e. a structural issue) as a result of the addition of under designed or over designed components which can cause excessive loading; lack of regard for environmental issues; inappropriate planning of construction activities; poor maintenance; and, most importantly, the use of inferior materials in other to save costs, All these issues affect the construction industry and contribute to building failure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business entity; Collapse; Government; Information; Intervention; Model
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2021 16:00
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2021 16:00

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