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Description - Adapting Buildings for Changing Uses by Bev Nutt

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780419235705
ISBN-10: 0419235701
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 7mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bev Nutt

David Kincaid is the recently retired Director of the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies at University College London. He was previously joint director of its MSc in Facility Management and external examiner to the MSc in Facilities Management at the University of the West of England. Prior to his academic career he was variously London Regional Property Manager for IBM, a member of the Visitors Board of the Building Research Establishment, an Associate Director of Symonds Facilities Management, and Chief Engineer for Drake and Scull Engineering in London. Following retirement he continues to lecture in Facility Management at UCL and Chairs the Advisory Board to the UCL MSc in FM. He has a particular interest in exploring the relationships between project management and operational management alongside examining the connections between corporate strategy and property strategy.