Some economic aspects of the rehabilitation of buildings

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ConferenceTo Build and Take Care Of What We Have Built With Limited Resources. V. 1A: Renewal, Rehabilitation And Maintenance, 9th CIB Congress: 1983, Stockholm, Sweden
Pages7788; # of pages: 12
Subjectreconstruction; buildings; economic value; building economics; canada
AbstractThis paper describes the importance and economic rationale of building rehabilitation, with special reference to the Canadian situation. Through a review of various economic evaluation techniques, an attempt is made to answer basic questions such as why rehabilitation instead of rebuilding, when to rehabilitate, and how much to invest. The paper concludes that in some situations the application of economic techniques may not provide conclusive evidence for or against rehabilitation, and makes an appeal for more studies to determine the effectiveness of economic factors in actual rehabilitation-related decisions.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number23437
NPARC number20375141
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