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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|
Life cycle design
Life cycle costing
|Issue Date: ||1998|
|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|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.rics.org/site/download_feed.aspx?fileID=2338&fileExtension=PDF|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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