Climate change adaptation for public buildings management : stakeholder roles and responsibilities

Susilawati, Connie & Goonetilleke, Ashantha (2015) Climate change adaptation for public buildings management : stakeholder roles and responsibilities. In Barnes, Paul H. & Goonetilleke, Ashantha (Eds.) Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction (8-10 July 2013), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 512-520.

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Abstract

Climate change is expected to increase earth’s temperatures and consequently result in more frequent extreme weather events such as cyclones, storms, droughts and floods and rising global sea levels. This phenomenon will affect all assets. This paper discusses the impact of climate change and its consequences on public buildings. Public building management encompasses the building life cycle from planning, procurement, operation, repair and maintenance and building disposal.

This paper recommends climate change adaptation strategies to be integrated into public building management. The roles and responsibilities of asset managers and users are discussed within the framework of planning and implementation of public building management and the integration of climate change adaptation strategies. A key point is that climate change can induce premature obsolescence of public buildings and services, which will increase the maintenance and refurbishment costs. This in turn will affect the life cycle cost of the building. Furthermore, a business continuity plan is essential for public building management in the context of disasters. The paper also highlights the significant role that the occupants of public buildings can play in the development and implementation of climate change adaptation strategies.

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ID Code: 61432
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Conference held July 2013. Proceedings published online March 2015.
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Keywords: climate change adaptation, public building management, asset management, facilities management, CEDM, Risk-informed Disaster Management: Planning for Response, Recovery and Resilience
ISBN: 9781921897733
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering Design (090701)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering Modelling (090702)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > COMMERCIAL SERVICES (150400) > Real Estate and Valuation Services (150403)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 18 Jul 2013 23:04
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015 08:56

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