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The fourth dimension in building : strategies for minimizing obsolescence

Author: Donald G Iselin; Andrew C Lemer; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Facility Design to Minimize Premature Obsolescence.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1993.
Series: Studies in management of building technology.
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Explores the meaning of obsolescence as the term applies to buildings. This book discusses the functional, economic, technological, social, legal, political, and cultural factors that can influence  Read more...

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National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Facility Design to Minimize Premature Obsolescence.
Fourth dimension in building.
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1993
(OCoLC)621500917
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald G Iselin; Andrew C Lemer; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Facility Design to Minimize Premature Obsolescence.
ISBN: 0585143463 9780585143460 0309048427 9780309048422
OCLC Number: 28355458
Description: xii, 102 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Obsolescence and Other Service Inadequacies --
Scope of the Study --
Organization of the Report --
2. Obsolescence in Facilities --
Identifying Obsolescence --
Progression of the Service Life --
Rising Expectations and the Onset of Obsolescence --
Scale of the Obsolescence Problem --
Incentives to Avoid Obsolescence --
3. Actions and Strategies for Avoiding Obsolescence --
Actions in Planning and Programming --
Actions in Design --
Actions in Construction --
Actions in Operations and Maintenance --
Actions in Reuse and Retrofit --
Responsibility for Action --
4. Avoiding Obsolescence in Public Facilities --
Public Facilities Planning and Fiscal Programming --
Public Facilities Budgeting for Flexibility --
Setting Facility Design Guidelines and Other Predesign Action --
Facility Programming, Design, and Construction --
Operations --
Achieving Optimum Public Facilities Use --
App. A. Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff --
App. B. Glossary of Terms --
App. C. Workshop on Environmental and Health Regulations as Sources of Facility Obsolescence --
App. D. Predicting Performance, Service Life, and Physical Life of Buildings and Their Components --
App. E. Hospital Building Systems.
Series Title: Studies in management of building technology.
Responsibility: Committee on Facility Design to Minimize Premature Obsolescence, Building Research Board, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council ; Donald G. Iselin, Andrew C. Lemer, editors.

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