This chapter will summarise key findings from secondary research. The key topics comprise of the following: • A detailed review of the key concepts and principles of whole life building costs. • Highlight the features, importance and benefits of whole life building cost analysis. • Detail best practice guidelines for whole life building cost analysis. • Outline the data requirements for whole life building cost analysis with a detailed analysis of the importance of using accurate and most up to date information.
There should be proper and systematic procedures during the building examining while considerable attention to the building's age, previous maintenance history records, and the users’ satisfaction, perceptions, and conditions. The purpose of value-based maintenance management is to find plan, control, coordinate, organize, and implement maintenance activities, focusing on the efficient allocation of resources in order to improve the value or increasing the life span of a building without effecting the users’ perceptions and expectations. On the other hand, it has to ensure the reliability, safety, availability, and quality of the building. Lateef O.A. also state the aim of building maintenance management is to enhance the productivity, efficiency, and satisfaction of activities taking place inside or outside the building.
It does extend into problem during design and construction stage in along full building project. Besides, the selected participants for this study were architect, consultant and contractor. For the consultant firm, the study focuses on the civil and structure engineer. It is expected that the case study result will provide a certain contribution to the literature. The result will mend the identification of what and how conflicts between the contractors, architects and consultants in the construction of projects are fostered.
In these cases, new additions can be removed or to make the exterior more compatible with the character of the historic building (Grimmer and Weeks, 2010) to determine if an existing additions are significant or not. In addition, the roofline is important because it should be protecting the character and appearance of the existing building. New additions should be compatible with the historic building and the character of the neighborhood. Compatibility is achieved thorough application of the following design principles such as Structure, Massing, Materials, Roof Shapes, Details and Ornamentation, and Reversibility (Grimmer and Weeks, 2010). Mentioned information should be considered in the design of rooftop extension that would be discussed in this
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Abstract— The Quality Management System (QMS) in construction industry refers to quality planning, quality assurance, quality control. The main goal of construction industry is to ensure that construction projects are successfully completed within the constraints of best quality, stated period and at minimum possible cost. The research based on QMS recommended that construction companies should create a flexible and conducive organizational atmosphere which encourages the development of quality management system in all aspects of their work. The questionnaire survey has been carried out in the present study by taking interviews of participants of project. The participants of project include owner/builder, project management consultant, contractor,
The results revealed that the interviewed respondents managed to fulfill these factors to an adequate level. However, three main aspects that drive project are project characteristics, site managers’ abilities and assigned resources. Abdul Aziz Abdullah, Mohd Norhasyim Mukmin and Zulkifli Abdul Samad In the paper “Application of Project Management Methods in the Construction of Bungalow House Project: A Case Study in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia” revealed that close monitoring by responsible authorities would result in successful solution to the existing problems in construction industry. Also, it is believed that the current issues at site could have been minimized or resolved if the home builders adapt to the proper project management methods of construction. It is also suggested that government plays a vital role in assisting home builders, especially the inexperienced or the
Therefore, this paper aims to review the transformation of heritage building and the compliance to the regulation. Keywords: Adaptive Reuse, Heritage Building, Commercialisation, Transformation. 1. INTRODUCTION Heritage building is a witness of the past memories that deserved to be kept to retain the memories. It is also a
Condition assessment is a process of predicting the maintenance strategies and repairs required for existing components, fittings and physical of the building. It also useful in order to measure the amount of repair and cost required. It requires some of process to make it useful to assist in decision making of maintenance future planning. Based on Ahluwalia (2008), there are four steps for condition assessment. 1.
Fabi et al (2012) sort the factors affecting occupant behaviour into five categories as physical environmental, contextual, physical, psychological and social factors. On the other hand Wei et al. (2014), group the factors as environmental (climate, indoor environment), factors based on building (building type, building area, heating system), factors based on occupant (age, sex, education level, household number, income, ownership, health) and other factors (time, awareness and cost). Gill et al (2010), classify the factors as relating to the building and the occupant in order to explain the occupant behaviours. Physical or psychological many factors such as lifestyles, preferences, choices, personal background, household characteristics may determine the occupant behaviour (Andersen et al., 2009; Schweiker and Shukuya,