The preliminary assessment of adaptation potential in existing office buildings

    Sara Wilkinson Affiliation


It is said that the battle for sustainability will be won or lost in the world's cities and a major tactic in this challenge will be the sustainable adaptation of existing buildings. Evidence based decision-making tools are required for the management of built assets. This research examined every building adaptation event between 1998 and 2008 with the relative importance of property attributes derived using a principal component analysis (PCA), from which a weighted index of optimal decision- making attributes in a predictive model was proposed; the Preliminary Assessment Adaptation Model (PAAM). The model is discussed and applied in an illustrative case study. Given further development and testing the PAAM might be useable by non-experts and property managers to appraise the suitability of a building for potential adaptation.

First Publish Online: 21 Mar 2014

Keyword : Building adaptation, Decision-making tool, Office buildings, Australia

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Wilkinson, S. (2014). The preliminary assessment of adaptation potential in existing office buildings. International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 18(1), 77-87.
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Mar 21, 2014
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