Whole life cycle costing and quality satisfaction : public housing floor material

Mat Noor, Noorsidi Aizuddin (2013) Whole life cycle costing and quality satisfaction : public housing floor material. Advanced Materials Research, 717, pp. 877-883.

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Most commonly, residents are always arguing about the satisfaction of sustainability and quality of their high rise residential property. This paper aim is to maintain the best quality satisfaction of the floor materials by introducing the whole life cycle costing approach to the property manager of the public housing in Johor. This paper looks into the current situation of floor material of two public housings in Johor, Malaysia and testing the whole life cycle costing approach towards them. The cost figures may be implemented to justify higher investments, for examples, in the quality or flexibility of building solutions through a long-term cost reduction. The calculation and the literature review are conducted. The questionnaire surveys of two public housings were conducted to make clear the occupants’ evaluation about the actual quality conditions of the floor material in their house. As a result, the quality of floor material based on the whole life cycle costing approach is one of the best among their previous decision making tool that was applied. Practitioners can benefit from this paper as it provides information on calculating the whole life costing and making the decisions for floor material selection for their properties.

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ID Code: 56923
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.717.877
ISSN: 1662-8985
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Trans Tech Publications
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2013 04:00
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2014 00:01

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