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dc.contributor.authorMacarulla Martí, Marcel
dc.contributor.authorForcada Matheu, Núria
dc.contributor.authorCasals Casanova, Miquel
dc.contributor.authorGangolells Solanellas, Marta
dc.contributor.authorFuertes Casals, Alba
dc.contributor.authorRoca Ramon, Xavier
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de la Construcció
dc.identifier.citationMacarulla, M. [et al.]. Standardizing housing defects: classification, validation and benefits. "Journal of construction engineering and management", Agost 2013, vol. 139, núm. 8, p. 968-976.
dc.description.abstractDefects produce economic and temporal deviations in construction projects. Although learning from past experiences can help reduce defects and their consequences, usually data is not easily available, or is poorly structured and difficult to analyze. Several structured classification systems for defects exist, but regionally specific construction activities make the data unviable for research use. This paper presents the development and the validation of a defects' classification system for the Spanish housing sector. From the analysis of the existing defect classification systems, a first draft was developed to be discussed and improved in a series of workshops done by a panel of experts. Afterwards, the final classification was validated by experts' interviews. The experts evaluated the epistemological adequacy and reusability of the proposed classification system. The results demonstrate the suitability of the classification system. In addition the validation revealed that the classification can be implemented in tracking systems, and it can be used to analyze defects in the Spanish housing sector. Finally, the classification was used in a case study to analyze the real use and it demonstrated the potential uses of the classification.
dc.format.extent9 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació::Gestió d'obres ::Qualitat a l'edificació
dc.subject.lcshBuilding--Quality control
dc.subject.lcshConstruction industry--Quality control.
dc.subject.otherDefects’ mitigation
dc.titleStandardizing housing defects: classification, validation and benefits
dc.subject.lemacEdificis -- Control de qualitat
dc.subject.lemacIndústria de la construcció -- Control de qualitat
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GRIC - Grup de Recerca i Innovació de la Construcció
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorMacarulla, M.; Forcada, N.; Casals, M.; Gangolells, M.; Fuertes, A.; Roca, X.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of construction engineering and management

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