Appraisal Of Maintenance Conditions Of Residential Buildings In Housing Development Corporation Estates In Enugu Metropolis, Nigeria

Authors

  • Boniface Okoye Department of Architecture, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Nigeria

Keywords:

Building maintenance, Housing management, Maintenance condition, Residential buildings

Abstract

Residents always seek to change the use and extend the lives of their buildings by remodelling, modifying or abandoning occupied buildings in the extreme cases of dilapidation. Enugu has faced high building maintenance needs that require the synergy of both residents and facility providers as the needs of the residents would not be met at the rate of population increase. This study aims to appraise the maintenance conditions of physical elements of residential buildings and infrastructure in Housing Development Corporation estates in the Enugu metropolis to improve on the building maintenance framework that could influence design concepts of public residential buildings. The survey design method was applied and it focused on four public residential buildings of ESHDC estates in the Enugu metropolis. After stratification of the estates, based on their ages and simple balloting, occupied buildings were selected for this research. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) test was used to test differences between the variables Maintenance Conditions of Residential Buildings (MCRB) in ESHDC of Enugu Metropolis V51 (ordinal) and V52 (Nominal). With p<0.05, the study found there was a significant difference between the maintenance conditions of the buildings in the four housing estates investigated. The policy implication of these findings was that for improved building maintenance conditions, efforts should be made to spread across all the buildings by both residents of the estates and ESHDC as implementation would likely be easier for the desired higher commitment to building and infrastructure maintenance.

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Published

07-09-2023

How to Cite

Okoye, B. (2023). Appraisal Of Maintenance Conditions Of Residential Buildings In Housing Development Corporation Estates In Enugu Metropolis, Nigeria. Coou African Journal of Environmental Research, 5(1), 159–172. Retrieved from https://ajer.coou.edu.ng/index.php/journal/article/view/78

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Architecture

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