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Building Adaptation by James Douglas

By James Douglas

A realistic advisor at the some ways to re-use development constructions via edition. disguise; construction edition; Contents; checklist of figures; record of tables; Preface to 2d version; Preface to 1st variation; Disclaimer; Acknowledgements; 1 advent; 2 Feasibility; three ideas of changing constructions; four Adaptive reuses; five Lateral extensions; 6 Vertical extensions; 7 Structural changes; eight rules of refurbishment; nine extra features of refurbishment; 10 Sustainable edition; eleven Implementation; Appendices; thesaurus; Bibliography; Index

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6). The other element is maintenance (which includes repair). Maintenance is the act of keeping a building in a pre-determined state. ‘Repair’ involves making good to restore to original condition. It may also mean replacement of failed components. Maintenance and repair may be extended to include minor works of beneficial improvements or upgrading that bring facilities up to an acceptable standard but falling short of adaptation. For example, maintenance and repair, on a like-for-like basis, may not be adequate to satisfy user’s current or future requirements.

Energy improvements to interior of office block. Adaptability criteria Adaptability is obviously a key attribute of adaptation. It can be defined as the capacity of a building to absorb minor and major change (Grammenos and Russell, 1997). The five criteria of adaptability are: ● ● ● ● ● Convertibility: Allowing for changes in use (economically, legally, technically). Dismantlability: Capable of being demolished safely, efficiently and speedily – in part or in whole. e. recyclable) as possible.

Expansion Uses expand to meet new requirements. New services introduced. Internal layout adapted. Strain placed on fabric. Possible extensions. Change in function or spatial performance. 3. Maturity Uses continue to fit/suit building. Periodic maintenance and minor adjustments. New space taken elsewhere. Or more extensions and re-planning. Or current needs exceed capacity. 4. Redundancy Change in: • Sources of power • Societies’ cultural values • Market needs • Technology • Catchment areas No maintenance: building in limbo.

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