The objectives of this current project are to investigate the characteristics of re-life projects that impact upon the effective management of the construction process, such as the identification and mitigation of risks, issues of decanting and existing tenants, identification of existing structure and services, work scheduling, occupational health and safety issues for construction personnel and tenants, demolition, waste and recycling, issues of quality and workmanship, cost planning and cost modelling methodologies.
Specific issues considered are:
- Identify and document the issues that impact on re-life projects, design, engineering and procurement, and issues of decanting and sustainability.
- Develop methodologies for assessing the condition of the existing building structure, the residual service life, and modelling of operating and maintenance costs, and the utility and productivity expected from the refurbished building. This will include investigation of the potential applications for new remediation processes such as fibre reinforced composites (FRC).
- Develop additional paper-based modules for the Value Alignment Decision Support tool that will provide particular advice for re-life projects, and appropriate pre-qualification criteria for consultants and contractors.
- Identify the opportunities for designing out waste, waste avoidance, reduction, reuse and recycling, and construction programming to minimise waste generation.