Investigating Low-Income Public Housing Management and Maintenance Cost

  • Tanaphoom Wongbumru Faculty of Architecture, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12110, Thailand
  • Bart Dewancker Department of Architecture, The University of Kitakyushu, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu 808-0135, Japan
Keywords: public housing, maintenance cost, building management, factor


A low-cost public housing management has been the challenging issues in Thailand. The number of 30 buildings which have been more than 40 years were selected to evaluate the existing management and the maintenance conditions. Collecting cost expenditures and building managers interviewing was empirically investigated. The results show that a group of independent administrative management performed better than a co-administrative management due to flexibility in work. In terms of cost maintenance and building management relationship found that influent factors for building maintenance cost were dwelling unit occupied and common property area in significant level at 0.05. To predict maintenance cost based on age of building by regression model, there were highlighted reliability of co-operative, electricity, insurance and other costs of the activities. These variables should be specifically taken into account of maintenance program under condominium juristic person policy for enhancing quality of living.  The study could provide significant information to support National Housing Authority policy on public housing management.


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Wongbumru, T., & Dewancker, B. (2020). Investigating Low-Income Public Housing Management and Maintenance Cost. nternational ournal of uilding, rban, nterior and andscape echnology (BUILT), 16, 55-72. etrieved from