A study of inadequacies of building designs and their causes reference to privately owned residential buildings in Mathare, North Nairobi area
Motanya, Nyamweya A
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This is a study on the inadequacies of building designs and their causes with special reference to privately owned residential building in Mathare North,Nairobi area.The study examines the problems experienced in this area in referencing to building designs and attempts to correlate them to the level of professional consultation. This work has been split into four chapters. The first section comprises the introductory chapter covering the general introduction formalities of the study. Chapter one sets the premise against which the inadequacies of building design is examined. It sets the problem statement the hypothesis, the objectives of the study, the assumptions, justifications of the study, the scope and limitations, research methodology and operational definition of terminologies. Chapter two consists of the reviewed literature, which aids in developing an in depth understanding of obligations of various parties, and design problems, i.e. the influence of climate, e.g. sunshine, humidity, and rainfall. Moreover, it looks at the aspect of human comfort, ventilation. It further examines, building failures and their causes. Finally discusses the aesthetics and security aspects of design. Chapter three consists of data presentation and analysis. The findings of the research, while seeking to achieve the objectives of the study are explained. It attempts to show the degree or extent of design problems in the area of study, the level of consultation of professional and the causes and recommendations of inadequacies of building design from the architect's point of view. Chapter four comprises of findings,conclusion,recommendations and further areas of study.The researcher does not wish to conclude that the buildings in Mathare North are very poor.He has a conclusion ,on each of the objectives of the study.
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