International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management
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International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management (1 paper in press)
Post Occupancy Audit: Assessing Quality of GET-Fund Buildings in Savannah Region, Ghana by Kwadwo Twumasi-Ampofo, Richard Oduro Asamoah, Prince Abrokwa Ofori, Ernest Osei-Tutu, Kofi Offei-Nyako, Safowaa Osei-Tutu Abstract: The audit delves into the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GET-Fund) building projects in the entire Savannah region of Ghana. The aim of the study is to assess quality of the existing educational buildings completed between 2010 and 2017. In achieving the above aim, the indicative method of post occupancy audit was used to assess completed projects. It was therefore discovered from the study that factors such as threat of erosion (TE), substructure settlement (SS), cracks (C), rising dampness (RD), termite attack (TA), roof leakages & discolorations (RL/D) and gentle slope terrain / poor drainage system (GSL/D) posed threat to quality of the buildings. It is recommended that routine maintenance must be undertaken to reduce defects and prolong the life span of the buildings. Finally, quality assurance practices or measures must be given diligent adherence during the design and construction phases in a bid to avert defects in future projects. Keywords: GET-Fund Projects; Post Occupancy Audit; Buildings; Quality; Life span; Ghana. DOI: 10.1504/IJBEAM.2021.10041148