Optimisation of the life span of buildings components

H. Tempelmans Plat

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The optimal life span of a building component depends on a full-cost analysis, including environmental consequences at the moment of new construction and demolition. Balancing of various cost consequences and the comparison of competing technical solutions needs a transformation on an annual basis. Reducing annual costs may be effectuated by lengthening of the life span by introduction of flexibility; i.e. reuse of components in different positions. This needs a split up of adaptation into decomposition and installation costs. The choice out of technical solutions is only possible when a functional demand period scenario is available for the services to be generated by the building as a set of technical solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Building Materials and Components (8DBMC) on Durability of Building Materials and Components, 30 May - 3 June 1999, Vancouver, Canada
EditorsM.A. Lacassa, D.J. Vanier
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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