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Effect of the Roof Slope on the Cost Variation of Residential Houses

Published Online: 24 Nov 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 15 (2020) - Issue 1 (September 2020)
Page range: 89 - 102
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
1338-7278
First Published
29 Mar 2013
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The building industry has been one of the fast-growing sectors in Rwanda, and multiple residential houses with amazing pitched roofs are being implemented in different cities. As the country is very hilly, the influence of wind loads on the buildings is high and therefore the selection step of roof slopes needs to be carefully undertaken, in order to ensure not only the structure safety, but also the economy. Available international and national guidelines give details about safety and functionality requirements, but don’t talk much about economic aspect, and this was the purpose of the given study. Using a well elaborated methodology, the influence of the roof slope on its cost was checked, and it was established that the slope’s increase of one degree would raise the roof cost by 3.6%. Therefore, during the roof slope selection and design process, economic requirements need more attention.

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