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Organization, technology & management in construction : an international journal, Vol.5 No.1 July 2013. -

As housing is an essential need, a dwelling should provide

an assured quality of life and satisfy the expectations of its


As a dwelling is a complex system, the construction of which

involves the contribution of various specialists, the evaluation

of its quality is a elaborated process.

In the sequence of previous research on quality dwellings

assessment methods, the objective of this paper is to present

the proposal of an assessment system for the most important aspects of dwellings’ quality in Portugal which provides

stakeholders with a simple and objective form for assessing

the quality level of a dwelling to be designed, built, financed,

bought or rented.

After a thorough analysis of methods used to evaluate residential building quality in various countries, the most common

elements were identified. This list was submitted to critical

evaluation by Portuguese construction specialists, resulting

in a final selection of evaluation aspects such as: housing

operating costs, proximity to basic infrastructures, energy

classification and rainwater reuse systems.

Assessment method; Residential buildings; Dwelling’s quality; Sustainability; Portugal

Author: João Pedro Júlio - orcid.org-0000-0003-0862-892X Anabela Paiva - Caroline Dominguez -

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/


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