Preliminary survey and defects analysis of traditional timber mosques in Malaysia

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a preliminary condition survey analysis on defects and deterioration in traditional timber mosques. In conservation practice, it is crucial to understand the type and cause of defects in order to use this information during the improvement stage. In addition, repairs are dependent on the survey findings of building conditions. A total of 52 mosques, particularly those designed with traditional vernacular architecture, have been chosen for this study to identify the common problems and causes of timber defects in buildings. Most defects are found on the roof, as a result of dampness. Overall, the building conditions are good, with most defects relating to the aesthetic effects. Lack of routine maintenance is the primary cause of building defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-23
Number of pages11
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Building conservation
  • Building defects
  • Building survey
  • Condition survey
  • Defects in wood
  • Mosque

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Energy(all)

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