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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 Review. The results revealed that 80% of the respondents are aware of building permit, and 93.33 did not comply with their building permit. iii 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 Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Construction Management, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7076
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