Optimisation of maintenance expenditure for buildings : refurbish or demolish

SHAH, Ashish & Kumar, Arun (2005) Optimisation of maintenance expenditure for buildings : refurbish or demolish. In IABSE 2005 Conference, January, 2005, New Delhi, India.


With an increase in growing number of aging public building infrastructure globally, there is an opportunity for an efficient life care management rather then mere demolition and rebuild. By carefully implementing appropriate structural engineering practices with facility management, the whole of life cycle costs for public building assets can be optimised and public money can be saved and better utilised elsewhere. A need of decision support tool/methodology which can assist asset manager make better decision among demolish, refurbish, do nothing or rebuilt option for any typical building under consideration is growing in order to optimise maintenance funds. The paper is part of research project focusing on development of such methodology known as residual service life prediction. The paper is mainly focusing on following three major aspects of public building infrastructure; first, issues and challenges in optimisation of maintenance funds, second, residual service life prediction methodology and issues and challenges in the development of such methodology. The paper concludes with the authors’ observations and further research potentials

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ID Code: 27214
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program C : Delivery Management of Built Assets , Project 2003-026-C : Delivering a Re-Life Project
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
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Deposited On: 03 Sep 2009 05:39
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:28

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