Program overview | Projects
Component Life: Delphi Approach to Life Prediction of Building Material Components [Cole, CSIRO]2002-010-B
Project participants and team members
|John Holland ||Gerry Shutt |
|Qld Dept of Public Works||Dale Gilbert |
|CSIRO||Ivan Cole- Project Leader, Stephen McFallan, Gerardo Trinidad|
|University of Newcastle||Swee-Eng Chen, Jamie Mackee|
This project builds on state of the art practice and research in Australia and Internationally. One notable development is the property condition index (PCI) of Qld Depart of Public Works and Housing. The PCI project has assembled a significant database of maintenance frequency and cost. However it is historical whole-of-building cost based rather than component-based. The outcomes of this project will provide its user with the best expert opinion on the life of metallic building components, in different building types, in temperate environments and in relation to three principal classes of obsolescence: physical, technological and social. It will do this by devising a Delphi study to tap expert opinion.