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Claim issues in structural failure

Hashir, Adilah (2010) Claim issues in structural failure. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.



The lack of knowledge and standard guidelines for resolving of structural failure cases has contributed to several problems in construction industry especially in making claims. This phenomenon often leads to many difficulties for the involved parties in the incidents of structural failure. This study attempted to explore the available law and contract provision that can be referred in managing structural failure cases. The study also tries to determine the common parties that claim to be responsible for this failure cases. Methodology adopted for this study involved interviews with professional and questionnaire survey. Findings of the study indicate that the most common laws referred for failure cases and claims are contract law and tort. Common offences inflicted normally related to breach of contract and negligence. The study also identified the common contract provisions that are being violated in failure cases as well the responsible parties that often being blamed for structural failure cases. Eventually, this study has made several proposals for the industry to improve the process of managing structural failure cases.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pengurusan Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 2010; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Ibrahim Mohamad
Uncontrolled Keywords:structural failures, structural stability
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:16314
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:28 Aug 2012 02:42
Last Modified:19 Sep 2017 03:42

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