Fungus and it’s implication to building performance (School Building) / Mohd Amirul Abdul Aziz

Abdul Aziz, Mohd Amirul (2009) Fungus and it’s implication to building performance (School Building) / Mohd Amirul Abdul Aziz. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


The presence of various types of building with different shapes and construction material such as timber and concrete offers a unique habitat for the growth and development of plants like fungus on the building. Some of the plants are wild species and the rest are species that is planted around the building but spread to the building structures. Different species will give a different effect to the structure because of its physical form such as roots, trunks and leaves and also its ability to retain some amount of water or moisture within its body or at the building structure itself. The species such as Fungus places significant forces to the structure due to its roots and has the ability to penetrate the small cracks and holes on the structure and eventually damages the structure. The knowledge about building maintenance in this regard is very important especially during the diagnosing and building analysis works. The understanding about the growth of plants on building will help integrate the planning and implementation of maintenance work.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Abdul Aziz, Mohd Amirul
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Architectural decoration
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Programme: Bachelor of Building Surveying (Hons.)
Keywords: Fungus; implication; building performance; School Building
Date: 2009
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