Download e-book for iPad: Adapting Buildings for Changing Uses by David Kincaid

By David Kincaid

ISBN-10: 0419235701

ISBN-13: 9780419235705

This ebook presents suggestions for execs at the capability for and administration of establishing refurbishment for switch of use. swap of use refurbishment task is changing into more and more very important as altering paintings styles and IT lessen the distance calls for for workplaces and commercial constructions in towns the place social and environmental issues provide major call for for city housing. the main concerns and possibilities of adaptive reuse needs to be higher understood by way of traders, agents, capability clients, regulators and the development normally, because the period ruled by means of the advance of recent advertisement structures involves an lead to the West.

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Many factors can have a positive influence, in that they promise to increase or enhance the opportunities for adaptation. So, in characterising the available supply of candidate buildings for adaptation, it is essential to: • • • identify all negative factors for modification or elimination target the positive characteristics for promotion and exploitation recognise those issues that have largely neutral effect. The general viability of adapting a building to support new uses will depend on the degree to which the negative characteristics and constraints might be overcome on the one hand, and the positive characteristics and opportunities might be enhanced and exploited on the other hand.

7 Dimensional characteristics. 0 111 2 4 5 6 7 9 0 2 111 4 5111 6 7 9 20 Characterising the available supply • • • 29 location and site (five variables) space (12 variables) fabric and structure (eight variables). 1. It must be remembered that this is a generic list of key physical characteristics, and may not include all of the relevant characteristics that interact, and need to be taken into account, when assessing the viability of a particular refurbishment project. 1 provides a basic tool for profiling the key supply-side characteristics of a candidate building for ‘change of use’ adaptation, for both the initial ‘as found’ state and the possible set of ‘future’ states after conversion.

9 0 • 2 4 5 6 7 9 40 2 4111 • • The supply characteristics: the set of physical opportunities and constraints of the building, its location, site, facilities and support services. The demand characteristics: the set of use requirements by function and specific type of use, describing the demand-led needs of user and organisation. The performance requirements: the interface between supply and demand, matching the set of physical provisions with the set of operational requirements. The decision procedures: the means by which the use viability, physical viability and financial viability of alternative options for change may be assessed.

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