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Title: Exploring the business case for more adaptable buildings: lessons from case studies
Authors: Pinder, James
Schmidt III, Robert
Gibb, Alistair G.F.
Saker, James M.
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Conseil International du Bâtiment
Citation: PINDER, J. ... et al., 2011. Exploring the business case for more adaptable buildings: lessons from case studies. IN: Proceedings of 2011 CIB Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment international conference (MISBE 2011), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19-23 June 2011.
Abstract: This paper explores the business case for designing more adaptable buildings, an issue that has, for the most part, been overlooked in the literature. It reviews some of the existing literature on adaptability and discusses the drivers for and barriers to designing buildings that are more adaptable. In doing so, it draws upon lessons from the developing market for ‘greener’ or more sustainable buildings. The costs and benefits of designing more adaptable buildings are explored through a workshop with industry stakeholders and illustrated with evidence from case studies. The findings of this research highlight the circumstances that would need to change, in terms of industry mindsets and market conditions, in order for adaptable buildings to become more widespread.
Sponsor: The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre at Loughborough University.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26293
Publisher Link: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB22022.pdf
ISBN: 9789052693958
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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