A Renovation Decision-Support Model for Evaluating the Functional Condition of Army Facilities
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Building renovation is an important alternative to consider in the Army real-property master planning process. Renovation may or may not be cost- effective or feasible, depending on the facilitys condition and its ability to fulfill its intended mission. Some quantitative approaches exist for measuring the potential value of a building investment, but qualitative factors generally weigh more heavily in investment decisions. While some qualitative benefits can be quantified in terms of cost, most e.g., convenience do not lend themselves to quantification in any practical way. This research has produced a comprehensive set of functional condition attributes, rating scales, and a method for weighting the attributes. These elements have been integrated into a renovation decision-support model called RENMOD, designed to help Army facility managers more objectively measure the functionality of a facility for a new mission. RENMOD has been automated in a prototype microcomputer application. Special professional expertise e.g., registration as an architect or engineer is not required for assessment of most functional condition attributes, but familiarity with Army regulations, standard design features, and design guides will enhance decisions an inspector makes using RENMOD. Buildings--Remodeling for others use, Cost effectiveness Army facilities, RENMOD.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies