Feasibility Study of Adaptive Reuse of Old Buildings

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Year : 2023 | Volume :8 | Issue : 1 | Page : 10-31

    Vijayalaxmi Singh

  1. V.K. Pau

  2. Sushil Kumar Solanki

  1. Student, Department of Building Engineering Management, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India
  2. Professor, Department of Building Engineering Management, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India


The majority of structures are intended to meet the needs of current uses; they are rarely designed to accommodate future needs. Furthermore, the majority of the buildings that will be required in the next 25 years have already been built by this time. The question is whether they can be modified to accommodate changing needs. The expenses incurred while developing a new structure is high and it will be impossible that existing stock will be eradicated completely and replaced with new one. This signifies that a significant portion of the building demand must be satisfied by existing construction. One of the method of achieving this is adaptive reuse. It is also important to remember that not only does building service life expire with time, but functional service life does as well. The loss in functional service life resulted in changes in user expectations and demands. There has not been much research done on this aspect of building service life. As a result, a decision-making framework that links the functional service life of a building with its adaptive reuse is necessary. The methodology provided in this study will first assist the user in determining the building’s functional service life and whether it is appropriate for adaptive reuse or not utilising the adaptive reuse checklist. The second stage would then describe the degree of intervention required to enhance the FSL, and finally, the effect and benefit of these interventions could be assessed using the multi criteria assessment model.

Keywords: Building adaptation, refurbishment, functional obsolescence, functional service life, adaptive reuse, feasibility, cost benefit analysis

[This article belongs to International Journal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning(ijhhsp)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 8
Issue 1
Received January 15, 2022
Accepted February 20, 2022
Published January 7, 2023