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Article: Determinants of the safety performance of private multi-storey residential buildings in Hong Kong

TitleDeterminants of the safety performance of private multi-storey residential buildings in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsBuilding safety policy
Hong Kong
Residential buildings
Safety performance
Urban regeneration
Issue Date2008
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300
Citation
Social Indicators Research, 2008, v. 89 n. 3, p. 501-521 How to Cite?
AbstractGiven the high population and development density in Hong Kong, building failures can result in catastrophic consequences. It is thus worthwhile identifying those dilapidated buildings, and this explains why the Hong Kong government has considered launching a mandatory building inspection scheme in the city. Apart from the measurement of building safeness, however, it is equally important to explore the major determinants of the safety performance of buildings. Such information can help the government and other related organizations to rationalize their subsidies offered for building improvement and to make more informed strategies of urban regeneration in Hong Kong. To this end, the safety performance of 429 private multi-storey residential buildings was measured in this study using the Building Safety and Conditions Index developed by The University of Hong Kong. It was then followed by an explanatory analysis which found that older buildings were less safe than large, modern buildings. More importantly, the co-existence of a property management agent and a statutory owners' association delivered the best building safety performance, and in this respect was the optimum building management regime for private multi-storey buildings in Hong Kong. These findings pose significant policy implications for building safety and urban regeneration in Hong Kong. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59751
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.38
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.748
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dc.contributor.authorHo, DCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChau, KWen_HK
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dc.date.issued2008en_HK
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dc.identifier.issn0303-8300en_HK
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dc.description.abstractGiven the high population and development density in Hong Kong, building failures can result in catastrophic consequences. It is thus worthwhile identifying those dilapidated buildings, and this explains why the Hong Kong government has considered launching a mandatory building inspection scheme in the city. Apart from the measurement of building safeness, however, it is equally important to explore the major determinants of the safety performance of buildings. Such information can help the government and other related organizations to rationalize their subsidies offered for building improvement and to make more informed strategies of urban regeneration in Hong Kong. To this end, the safety performance of 429 private multi-storey residential buildings was measured in this study using the Building Safety and Conditions Index developed by The University of Hong Kong. It was then followed by an explanatory analysis which found that older buildings were less safe than large, modern buildings. More importantly, the co-existence of a property management agent and a statutory owners' association delivered the best building safety performance, and in this respect was the optimum building management regime for private multi-storey buildings in Hong Kong. These findings pose significant policy implications for building safety and urban regeneration in Hong Kong. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Indicators Researchen_HK
dc.subjectBuilding safety policyen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectResidential buildingsen_HK
dc.subjectSafety performanceen_HK
dc.subjectUrban regenerationen_HK
dc.titleDeterminants of the safety performance of private multi-storey residential buildings in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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