Improving Maintenance Conditions Of Residential Buildings And Infrastructure Through Comparative Analysis: A Study Of Housing Development Corporation Estates In Enugu
Keywords:building maintenance, estate management, maintenance conditions, residential buildings
Enugu metropolis has faced high building and infrastructure maintenance needs, whose solutions require the synergy of both residents and facility providers. This is because robust solutions are required as the rate of the population increase could overwhelm the capacity of the residents to cope. The objective of the study was to examine the difference in maintenance conditions of residential buildings and infrastructure between Enugu State Housing Development Corporation (ESHDC) estates in Enugu Metropolis with a view to improving the existing building maintenance practices in the city. Survey design method was applied. A multistage, stratified random sampling technique was adopted in the selection of the sample. Four estates were chosen and representative buildings within these estates were selected. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) tool was used to test the difference between the ESHDC estates in the Maintenance Conditions of Residential Buildings within them. With p<0.05, the study found that there was a significant difference between the housing estates investigated in the state of maintenance conditions of the buildings. The policy implication of these findings was that for improved building maintenance conditions, the lessons learned from the better performing estates would be used for guidance on achieving better maintenance conditions in the estates that performed poorer. This could also be applied to other estates which are managed in a similar manner.
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