Sustainable resilience in property maintenance: encountering changing weather conditions

Rimante Andrasiunaite Cox, Susanne Balslev Nielsen

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Purpose: The purpose of the study is to develop a methodological approach for project management to integrate sustainability and resilience planning in property maintenance as an incremental strategy for upgrading existing properties to meet new standards for sustainable and climate resilient buildings.
Background: Current maintenance practice is focused on the technical standard of buildings, with little consideration of sustainability and resilience. There is a need to develop tools for incorporating sustainable resilience into maintenance planning.
Approach: The study is primarily theoretical, developing the concept of sustainable resilience for changing weather conditions
Results: The paper suggests a decision support methodology that quantifies sustainable resilience for the analytical stages of property maintenance planning.
Practical Implications: The methodology is generic and expected users are FM organisations with responsibility of property maintenance, and consultants offering property management planning as a service.
Research limitations: The methodology is conceptual and has not been tested. However the concept is to be further developed in dialogue between the authors, the Danish local authority Gentofte Properties and other potential users.
Originality/value: The paper suggests a new methodology to explicitly integrate sustainability and resilience planning in property maintenance planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CIB Facilities Management Conference 2014
EditorsPer Anker Jensen
PublisherPolyteknisk Boghandel og Forlag
Publication date2014
ISBN (Electronic)9788750210696
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventCIB Facilities Management Conference 2014: Joint CIB W070, W111 and W118 Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 21 May 201423 May 2014


ConferenceCIB Facilities Management Conference 2014

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