COMPARING DESIGN QUALITY FOR SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN IRAQ
DIYALA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES,
2014, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 119-134
AbstractDesign quality has many definitions according to the field being considered. In the construction industry, the term design quality can be defined as the ideal design that satisfies all the project parties in terms of cost, time, and material specification and so on. Design quality measurement is considered from the point of view of complex tasks in the construction industry because of the differences in the stakeholders’ opinions regarding each item in the design such as whether is it safe, comfortable, attractive in style. etc. This paper compares the design quality of two types of school buildings in Iraq and uses the design quality indicator toolkit DQI which was developed by Gann et al. . The results show that the design quality for the closed school building was superior to that of the U-shape building in many aspects.
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