Quality Parameters Perception of Modern Methods of Construction Based on Wood in the Context of Sustainability

  • Jozef Švajlenka Technical University of Košice
  • Mária Kozlovská


Quality parameters are important for achieving sustainability and prosperity. A range of new and innovative construction systems is currently being developed, presented as modern methods of construction (MMC), which have an ambition to improve the performance parameters of buildings throughout their life cycle. As for the implementation of modern methods of construction in Slovakia, assembled buildings based on wood seem to be the most preferred construction system. In the study presented in the paper, we searched for already built and occupied wood-based family houses. The residents’ attitudes towards such a type of buildings in the context with declared design and qualitative parameters of efficiency and sustainability are overlooked. The methodology of the research study is based on a socio-economic survey. Due to the large amounts of data collected through a questionnaire, only selected parts of the survey results are evaluated and discussed in the paper. The presented parts of the survey focus on two research questions. The first is aimed at determining the preferred parameters of wooden structures with future users and the second is aimed at evaluating the quality of buildings in view of users of existing wooden buildings. An expectations survey aims the determine the attitudes of users during their use of wooden buildings as one of the innovative technologies, MMC, and their view of the quality of construction and comfort while living in them.

Keywords: wooden buildings, modern methods of construction, quality, socio-economic survey
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How to Cite
Švajlenka, J., & Kozlovská, M. (2018). Quality Parameters Perception of Modern Methods of Construction Based on Wood in the Context of Sustainability. Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 62(3), 636-642. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPci.11224
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