To rationally prevent defects, you must first have knowledge of the defects, their causes and the associated costs. A key objective of the research presented is to attempt to demonstrate the application of various methods used in production engineering, in the context of today’s economy requirements and transfer knowledge gained from previously completed projects, with the aim of increasing the quality multifamily housing. A study of faults and subcontractors was carried out for the period 2006/2013. Eight construction projects with a total usable area of approximately 117,000.0 square meters and 1,524 apartments were studied. This is one of the first studies, for this period, carried out based on multifamily building projects in Poland.