By David Kincaid
This booklet offers assistance for execs at the power for and administration of establishing refurbishment for swap of use. switch of use refurbishment task is changing into more and more vital as altering paintings styles and IT lessen the distance calls for for workplaces and commercial structures in towns the place social and environmental matters supply major call for for city housing. the main matters and possibilities of adaptive reuse has to be larger understood by means of traders, retailers, capability clients, regulators and the development ordinarily, because the period ruled by way of the improvement of latest advertisement constructions involves an lead to the West.
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11 Speciﬁcation assessment box. 12 Building character box. Building character Strong facade Weak facade Strong interior 4 2 Weak interior 3 1 Characteristic 8: Depth of ﬂoor plate This deals with the predominant perimeter to perimeter depths required for a particular activity. 13. The values used are again based on the research questionnaire responses and expert advice. 7. No particular depth is preferable overall; it is merely more suitable to a particular use as shown. Characteristic 9 External and core access This refers to whether there are single or multiple accesses from the outside to the building and whether there are multiple or single cores within the building.
The ﬁrst stage is an ‘eliminator’ which reduces the numbers of uses considered by the second stage, which goes through the full detail of each of the remaining characteristics. In the ﬁrst stage, unviable options are eliminated for all use class types where: • the aggregate demand-side requirements for any given use are signiﬁcantly greater than the supply-side provisions of the item of building stock Identifying options with the Use Comparator 2 there is a signiﬁcant mismatch between demand and supply in relation to one or more key factors over which the decision agent has no control or little power to reverse.
2 Possible uses for available buildings 4 5 6 7 9 0 2 4 5 6 7 9 40 2 4111 Demand characteristics of differing uses In the previous sub-section the key physical and locational characteristics of existing buildings are described and evaluated and many of the research results on user preferences are outlined. The origins of these characteristics are to be found, of course, in the design of the building when new, at which time the use to which the building was to be put was a fundamental factor. These ‘demand characteristics’ of the building when new are typically based on both a broad generic use for a building, fashions and technology extant when designed and the unique requirements of the original user.
Adapting Buildings for Changing Uses by David Kincaid