SVIBOR - Project code: 2-11-072


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Project code: 2-11-072


Main researcher: ŽAJA, MARKO (71396)

Type of research: applied
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/95.

Papers on project (total): 24
Institution name: Građevinski fakultet, Zagreb (82)
Department/Institute: Construction Management and Economics Department
Address: Kačićeva bb
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)41 440 857
Fax: 385 (0)41 416 621

Summary: A proper housing is one of basic human needs, while the housing construction and maintenance of dwellings is one of the key sub-systems of housing. The society allocates and spends enormous sums of money for housing construction and maintenance, so that the rationalization in this sector is a significant factor for the overal stabilization and restructuring of socioeconomic relations. In order to change existing relations in the society as a whole and in the field of housing, and to fill the gap caused by the continuous lack of coordinated research in this field, a strong emphasis must be placed on the study of rationalization and on establishment of new management structures in this field. The principal objective of this research project is to analyze the housing stock and housing construction evaluation model, to establish the long-term program of housing requirements and housing construction, to prepare the maintenance model (organization, programming, restructuring private relations and establishing the logistic support for new dwellings), to prepare a catalog of rationalization in housing construction and to carry out preliminary studies for preparing regulations related to the new Building Law.

Keywords: housing, housing construction, rationalization

Research goals: In order to overcome present difficulties in the field of housing and housing construction, and to create preconditions for carrying out reforms in this field, enormous research efforts must be invested in the study of measures needed for rationalizing the system and for organizing the implementation of programmed activities. The significance of these activities is further stressed by the need to transform the entire system and its elements in order to establish a proper basis for implementation of market mechanisms in this field, and to adapt its development to the political and economic reforms currently under way in Croatia. The research will be directed towards elements that are essential for successful restructuring in the field of housing. This primarily concerns models for evaluating the current stock and future construction. The price of new dwellings significantly influences the scope of housing construction and overall relations in the field of housing. The construction price is particularly significant as it is an essential part of the selling price, but also as it is an element for the realistic evaluation of the existing housing stock. In order to introduce market mechanisms in the field of housing, it is highly significant to evaluate the existing housing stock, so that the housing price may be formed according to realistic economic criteria. Based on the proposed principles, appropriate programs for meeting housing needs in individual municipalities and in the entire country until the year 2000 will be developed.


  1. Name of institution: Ekonomski institut Zagreb
    Type of institution: University/Faculty
    Type of cooperation: Joint project
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

  2. Name of institution: Institut građevinarstva Hrvatske
    Type of institution: University/Faculty
    Type of cooperation: Joint project
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

  3. Name of institution: C.I.B. (International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation)
    Type of institution: State administration
    Type of cooperation: Joint project
    City: 1837 - Rotterdam, Nizozemska

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Last update: 10/17/95