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|Title: ||A paradigm shift towards Whole Life Analysis in adaptable buildings|
|Authors: ||Manewa, Anupa|
Pasquire, Christine L.
Gibb, Alistair G.F.
Schmidt III, Robert
|Keywords: ||Economic evaluation|
Whole Life Analysis
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Citation: ||MANEWA, A. ... et al, 2009. A paradigm shift towards Whole Life Analysis in adaptable buildings. Changing Roles: New Roles; New Challenges, Noordwijk aan Zee, 5-9 October 2009.|
|Abstract: ||Economic evaluation is a significant consideration in the initiation of a facility. This
evaluation process should take into account all costs, benefits and performance associated
with a facility in its through life cycle. There are a number of techniques available for
economic evaluation, however, the practical application is poor in most of the techniques.
Whole Life Analysis (WLA) is identified as a comprehensive approach for economic
evaluation. At present there is a growing trend towards designing buildings to be more
adaptable within the UK property market. Hence, economic evaluation of adaptable
buildings needs to be undertaken as early as possible for appropriate long term decisions.
This paper examines the paradigm shift required for a WLA approach for adaptable
buildings while identifying the benefits and barriers of its practical application. A
comprehensive literature review was undertaken to analyse how WLA could be used as a
decision support technique for adaptable buildings. Literature reveals WLA as one of the best
decision support techniques for use in the building industry, and it seems logical to adopt it
for adaptable buildings. However, detailed economic evaluation remains an untapped area
within adaptable buildings. Being involved in the ‘Adaptable Futures’ research project at
Loughborough University, the authors have blended their thoughts with available literature
and attempt to identify how important in undertaking WLA is for an adaptable facility while
identifying the barriers of current applications. Stakeholder input is crucial towards the
betterment of WLA particularly concerning its understanding and application in adaptable buildings.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper. It is also available at: http://www.changingroles09.nl/content/papers|
|Version: ||Not specified|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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