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Determination of Quality Level in Mass Housing Projects in Turkey

In Turkey, achievement of acceptable levels of quality in the construction sector has long been a problem. Great expenditures of time, money, and resources are wasted each year due to inefficient or nonexistent quality levels prevailing in the industry. The situation is even worse in the case of mass housing projects addressing to low and middle income groups. It is the purpose of this paper to identify the type of deviations resulting in rework in mass housing projects, since construction firms can only increase their profit margins by paying more attention to the deviation types. More importantly, firms can improve their images in the sector and thus, can take new projects. To achieve the objective mentioned above, data have been derived from 400 cases by means of a questionnaire containing 108 questions, and results of this survey were evaluated by several statistical techniques. It is concluded that households are not completely satisfied from the quality of products and/or services delivered within their housing units. In future studies, the causes and costs of the rework should be researched for better understanding the results together with the remedial measures being implemented.