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Adapting Buildings for Changing Uses : Guidelines for Change of Use Refurbishment - David Kincaid

Adapting Buildings for Changing Uses

Guidelines for Change of Use Refurbishment

Paperback Published: 19th September 2002
ISBN: 9780419235705
Number Of Pages: 136

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Adapting Building for Changing Uses discusses the comprehensive refurbishment of buildings to enable them to be used for purposes different to those originally intended.
For those involved in the often risky business of conversion of buildings from one type of use to another, Adapting Building for Changing Uses provides secure guidance on which uses may be best suited to a particular location. This guidance is based on a unique decision tool, the "Use Comparator," which was developed through research carried out at UCL in the mid 1990's. The "Use Comparator" compares the physical and locational characteristics of a building with the characteristics best suited to various types of use. A total of 77 targeted types of use are evaluated, in contrast to the 17 uses normally considers by regulatory planners.
Adapting Building for Changing Uses also identifies the key problems experienced by building managers involved in assembling the coalition of Producers, Investors, Marketeers, Regulators and Users, which makes the key decisions in "Adaptive Reuse." The book explores the differing perceptions and attitudes of these key decision agents to matters such as cost, value, risk and robustness, and offers advice on how to avoid the potential for project failure that these differences present.

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List of figures and tablesp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Adaptive reusep. 1
Introductionp. 1
Refurbishment practice in the United Kingdomp. 3
Changing use demands and existing suppliesp. 6
Starting points for change of usep. 10
Participants in the processp. 13
The criteria for viabilityp. 15
Key issues of adaptive reusep. 17
Finding viable uses for redundant buildingsp. 21
Characterising the available supplyp. 21
Possible uses for available buildingsp. 31
Identifying options with the Use Comparatorp. 33
Physical change possibilitiesp. 52
Assessing viabilityp. 61
Securing the management of implementationp. 67
Investment finance for adaptive reusep. 68
Assembling the skills and experiencep. 72
Decisions - managing risk and remaining robustp. 78
Issues and opportunities in adaptive reusep. 81
Robust buildings for changing usesp. 93
Adaptive reuse for sustainabilityp. 93
Speculations on a more robust futurep. 102
Use Class Frameworkp. 107
Referencesp. 113
Indexp. 115
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ISBN: 9780419235705
ISBN-10: 0419235701
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 19th September 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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