EVALUATION OF MAINTENANCE WORKS ACCUMULATION IN PUBLIC HOUSING: A CASE STUDY OF BAUCHI STATE HOUSING ESTATES
Publication Date : 01/02/2008
The paper examined the accumulation of maintenance works in selected Bauchi State Public Housing Estates. Questionnaires were administered to the occupants of Tafawa-Balewa Housing Estate, Ibrahim Bako Housing Estate, Adamu Jumba Housing Estate and Bauchi Low-Cost building Estate in order to obtain information on the maintenance of the housing units by the authorities of the Estates. 32 houses had extreme roof dilapidation in Tafawa Balewa estate while 52 houses had moderate roof dilapidation. The total 84 houses represent 90% of the total housing units in Tafawa Balewa Housing estate that have roof problems. The Ibrahim Bako Housing Estate showed that majority of the Housing units has extreme condition of dilapidation in all the building elements. Results of the Bauchi State Low-Cost indicate 47% - 86% of houses with extreme conditions of dilapidation of building elements. Only 2 – 6% of the elements of houses in the Bauchi State Low-Cost have no problem. 70% of the occupants argued that no maintenance work has ever been carried out on the housing units they occupy, while 30% responded that after every 5 - 10 years maintenance work is carried out. There is need redress the maintenance policy of the organization.
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