DEFECTIVE CONSTRUCTION IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS: A STUDY OF SUNSHINE GARDENS, AKURE NIGERIA. (Published)
Defective construction refers to works which fall short of complying with specified descriptions or requirements of a construction contract, especially any drawings or specifications, together with any implied terms and conditions as to its quality, workmanship, durability, aesthetics, performance or design. This research evaluated defective construction works in a residential estate in Akure, Nigeria. Reviewing relevant literature and focusing on Sunshine Gardens, Oba-Ile, Akure as a case in point, some major factors were discovered to be influencers of defective construction, these include: the use of substandard building materials, poor workmanship, inadequate supervision, and design deficiencies. Strict supervision, proper construction management and quality control, thorough training and education of artisans and the use of quality materials were recognized as possible preventive measures against the construction of defective buildings. It was recommended that proper construction management and quality control measures be employed to curb the incidence of defective construction so as to promote a liveable residential environment.