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Categories for Housing Performance Evaluation

Journal: International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology (IJSET) (Vol.3, No. 2)

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Page : 163-169

Keywords : : Housing; Performance Evaluation; quality of construction; built environment; longevity; sustainability;

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: The present global trend emphasizes more on the performance of building as it not only effects the built environment and quality of construction but also affects the human being related with it. Housing is more than a mere shelter, often confused with built form of residence. It is one the basic needs of life as it provides protection and comfort as well as health and well being. The issue of quality and its assurance in the field of housing has attracted substantial consideration globally from past decade, due to the paradigm shift from supplier orientated (provider) to demand orientated (consumer). It also impacts the frameworks, guidelines and policies of any country as the focus transferred on quality assurance in the area of housing for its longevity and sustainability. This paper reviews the various Housing Performance tools popularly used worldwide. The paper tries to categories the indicators from popular Housing Performance tools. This paper shall also attempt to assess the degree of relevance of the identified categories in the popular tools used worldwide. The paper concludes with the current status of Housing Performance Evaluation tools in context of India. Keywords: Housing, Performance E

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