Facilities management and construction converge in a renovation project

Terttu Vainio, Veli-Juhani Möttönen, Timo Kauppinen, Anne Tolman

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    European climate and energy policy has burdened building owners with the responsibilityto reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The recommendation in Finland is to improve energy efficiency in connection with other renovations when it is most effective as to costs and use of materials. Several decision-making models and tools have been developed to facilitate the path from devised strategy to completed renovation project. Improvement of the energy efficiency of the building stock and the consequent reduction in greenhouse gas emission has brought in more decision variables to consider and thereby new tools. The age composition of the Finnish building stock offers possibilities for energy renovations but due to changes in the operating environment and operations, and new demands on buildings, renovation projects must sometimes question the need for a building. This complicated decision making is the research question of this paper. Based on inquires and previous studies the decision tree is developed. It includes four main questions: Is there need for the building? Is the building technically worth renovating? What are the goals in renovation project? What is the best procurement model in this project? The research material consists of expert work shop and interviews. The project concretises the basis of the multiform body of decision-makers and decision-making. That is why the new-construction process model does not suit renovation very well. Facilities management and construction converge in renovation in a special way, which also builders should take into consideration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings from 7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationGreen Urbanisation - Implications for Value Creation
    EditorsOle Johnny Klakegg, Kari Hovin Kjølle, Cecilie G. Mehaug, Nils O.E. Olsson, Asmamaw T. Shiferaw, Ruth Woods
    PublisherNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
    ISBN (Electronic)9788232102730
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization - Trondheim, Norway
    Duration: 12 Jun 201314 Jun 2013
    https://www.ntnu.no/documents/5418301/1271590763/proceedings+samlet+9_5_2013.pdf/3c914fc3-ce73-4756-b44b-74eb31b1fb04 (Full proceedings)


    Conference7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization
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    • facilities management
    • renovation
    • decision making


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