The acceptability of concrete block construction in low cost housing in the Cape Peninsula area

 

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dc.contributor.author Bredeveldt, Toni K
dc.contributor.author Alexander, Mark G
dc.contributor.author Bowen, Paul A
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-15T09:56:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-15T09:56:53Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Bredeveldt, T. K., Alexander, M. G., & Bowen, P. A. (2002). The acceptability of concrete block construction in low cost housing in the Cape Peninsula. Acta Structilia, 9(2). en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1023-0564 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20361
dc.description.abstract This article presents the findings of a research project examining the acceptability of concrete block construction for low cost housing in the Cape Peninsula in terms of materials and execution. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire survey in which residents of low cost housing were interviewed. In addition, personal and telephonic interviews were conducted with key stakeholders from the construction industry involved in the delivery of low cost housing. The findings indicate that concrete block construction is being used extensively for low cost housing developments in the Cape Peninsula, owing to its defining characteristics such as ease of construction, affordability, durability, speedy delivery and acceptance. End-users are generally satisfied with the construction material used for the wall structure of their current houses. They are, however, dissatisfied with the workmanship of the construction, as they feel that problems such as cracking and damp have arisen because of hurried and incomplete construction. The end-users are aware that the wall structures are not plastered, but only bagged, Even without any formal or technical knowledge of building houses, they state that they should be involved in the planning and construction stages of their new homes with regard to funding and appearance in order to make these homes more affordable and acceptable. Despite a lack of technical knowledge of concrete technology, the respondents felt that the concrete block was the most acceptable form of construction material available for wall structures because of its perceived strength and durability. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher UFS Department of Quantity Surveying and Construction Management en_ZA
dc.source Acta Structilia en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://apps.ufs.ac.za/kovsiejournals/default.aspx?journal=12
dc.subject end-user satisfaction
dc.subject concrete block construction
dc.subject low cost housing
dc.subject materials
dc.title The acceptability of concrete block construction in low cost housing in the Cape Peninsula area en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2015-12-17T14:10:46Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Department of Civil Engineering en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Bredeveldt, T. K., Alexander, M. G., & Bowen, P. A. (2002). The acceptability of concrete block construction in low cost housing in the Cape Peninsula area. <i>Acta Structilia</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20361 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Bredeveldt, Toni K, Mark G Alexander, and Paul A Bowen "The acceptability of concrete block construction in low cost housing in the Cape Peninsula area." <i>Acta Structilia</i> (2002) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20361 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Bredeveldt TK, Alexander MG, Bowen PA. The acceptability of concrete block construction in low cost housing in the Cape Peninsula area. Acta Structilia. 2002; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20361. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Bredeveldt, Toni K AU - Alexander, Mark G AU - Bowen, Paul A AB - This article presents the findings of a research project examining the acceptability of concrete block construction for low cost housing in the Cape Peninsula in terms of materials and execution. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire survey in which residents of low cost housing were interviewed. In addition, personal and telephonic interviews were conducted with key stakeholders from the construction industry involved in the delivery of low cost housing. The findings indicate that concrete block construction is being used extensively for low cost housing developments in the Cape Peninsula, owing to its defining characteristics such as ease of construction, affordability, durability, speedy delivery and acceptance. End-users are generally satisfied with the construction material used for the wall structure of their current houses. They are, however, dissatisfied with the workmanship of the construction, as they feel that problems such as cracking and damp have arisen because of hurried and incomplete construction. The end-users are aware that the wall structures are not plastered, but only bagged, Even without any formal or technical knowledge of building houses, they state that they should be involved in the planning and construction stages of their new homes with regard to funding and appearance in order to make these homes more affordable and acceptable. Despite a lack of technical knowledge of concrete technology, the respondents felt that the concrete block was the most acceptable form of construction material available for wall structures because of its perceived strength and durability. DA - 2002 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Acta Structilia KW - end-user satisfaction KW - concrete block construction KW - low cost housing KW - materials LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2002 SM - 1023-0564 T1 - The acceptability of concrete block construction in low cost housing in the Cape Peninsula area TI - The acceptability of concrete block construction in low cost housing in the Cape Peninsula area UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20361 ER - en_ZA


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