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Title: Designing for short life: industry response to the proposed reuse of building services components
Authors: Thomson, Derek S.
Kelly, John R.
Webb, Roy S.
Keywords: Building services
Functional obsolescence
Reuse
Overhauling
Remanufacture
Standardisation
Modularisation
Life cycle design
Life cycle costing
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: RICS
Citation: THOMSON, D.S., KELLY, J.R. and WEBB, R.S., 1998. Designing for short life: industry response to the proposed reuse of building services components. Proceedings of COBRA '99, RICS Construction and Building Research Conference, 2nd-3rd September 1998, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.
Abstract: Business activity is increasingly subject to influences such as technological advancement and rising consumer expectations which necessitate a flexible approach to working practices particularly in the short-term. Organisations subject to frequent change must be supported by buildings that can readily accommodate changes in the use of internal spaces. Changing the use of a serviced usable space often necessitates alteration of supporting services installations. The functional, rather than physical, obsolescence of building services components will become more common as the rate of space use change increases. Current practice causes functionally obsolete components to be discarded when altering services installations. Reusing such functionally obsolete components, however, will recover the value of their embodied residual un-depreciated capital investment and under utilised physical life, thereby reducing the cost of services installation alteration and, indirectly, increasing serviced usable space flexibility.
Description: This is a conference paper. The definitive version is freely available at: http://www.rics.org/
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9677
Publisher Link: http://www.rics.org/site/download_feed.aspx?fileID=2338&fileExtension=PDF
ISBN: 1873640234
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers (Civil and Building Engineering)

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