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|Title: ||Building permit compliance by developers (a case study in Kwaebibirem District)|
|Authors: ||Salami, Davor Wonder|
|Issue Date: ||14-Apr-2015|
|Abstract: ||The development of housing units must be regulated and monitored to ensure
standards, safety of occupants and the effectiveness of all buildings in order to prevent
collapse, loss of lives and properties. Accordingly, the Government of Ghana through
Ministry of water Resources Works & Housing and Ministry of Local Government &
Rural Development promulgated Legislative Instrument LI
1630regulatingdevelopment to comply with minimum design and construction
standards. The MMDAs are therefore required to ensure enforcement, by vetting
every development application before they are certified and issued in a form of
Building Permit.Ones the Building Permit is issued, the developer is obliged to
comply with all the conditions in it. If the developer wish to mak e any change in the
original plan however, he or she is required to reapply for alteration from the
approving authority(National Building Regulation, 1996). However, recent
observations indicated that some developers obtain Building Permit and develop
contrary to the conditions of the permit, putting the Building and the occupants at risk.
This research was aimed at investigating the effects of noncompliance with building
Permit on development.
An extensive Literature review identified three main effects of noncompliance,
namely 1) Slum development, 2) Weak Building and 3) Collapse Building.
The strategy and method used include design of questionnaire to collect data which
was analysed using SPSS and the results compared with the outcome of literature
The results revealed that 80% of the respondents are aware of building permit, and
93.33 did not comply with their building permit.
It was recommended that National Building Commission be established to oversee
and enforce Building Permit Compliance, and services extended to new buildings
only on condition that the Building has a certificate of Construction Compliance.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Department of Building
Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and
in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the
Master of Science in Construction Management, 2014|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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