Mosque Buildings Maintenance Costs In Malaysia

Mohd Yusof, Zakaria and Misnan, Mohd Saidin (2012) Mosque Buildings Maintenance Costs In Malaysia. In: Conference.

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Mosque is one of the unique buildings in Malaysia. The dome and spire structure of the mosque illustrates Islamic identities of this building. Unfortunately, the lack of emphasize on the maintenance issues of the roof structure effect the artistic value of the roof. The main objective of this research is to identify the method of maintenance work carried out for roof structure of Mosque which inclusive of dome, roof finishes and drainage system. This is followed by the second objective which is to identify the maintenance costs for maintenance works carried out to roof structure of Mosque. The data collection was carried out through semi-structured interview and documents review. Semi-structured interview were conducted towards Civil and Building Technicians because they are the individuals who are responsible to carry out maintenance works to the Mosque building. Data collected from the interview session include the types of common defects incurred at roof mosque, causes of defects and the method of repairing defects. On the other hand, Bills of Quantities were reviewed to identify costs for maintenance works. All the data was analyzed by using mean score method, and frequency percentage method. The result from this research indicates that most frequently used maintenance methods are replacing damaged roof finishes with new packaging. Costs for roof maintenance are divided into three main elements which are maintenance cost for domes, roof finishes and drainage systems. The study found that maintenance on the roof finishes elements involve higher maintenance costs compared with the other two elements.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mosque, maintenance, cost, dome, roof finishes
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:45
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:45

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