Date Added: Jan 2010
The applications of planning and design solutions are cradle for the building defects and maintenance issues related with design faults of the built environment. Maintenance that emerges from deficient design indicates that the building design has not been conceded in perception of building maintenance. Reviewing the nature of deficient design and resulting maintenance problems in various built forms reveals that housing sector is most effective of this phenomenon. Adoption of the Information Technology (IT) standard has not only heightened the need for IT knowledge but also extend the capabilities of many designers/architects and builders. Therefore, there is niche to develop an integrated hub that could regulate the function of each professional involved in building processes.