Repurposing buildings (RP1137)

Developers and owners often require buildings to be upgraded, extended or repurposed,  maximising floorspace within constrained programme and cost. Key factors affecting these include: whether parts of the building remain occupied; knowledge of the building structure, risk mitigation, logistics and selection of the construction  strengthening technique. This project is in two phases. Phase 1 would produce an overview guide setting out key steps and decision support for these areas, along with a review of existing guidance. Phase 2 would address any specific shortfalls in guidance identified in Phase 1.

Project status
Research contractor will be appointed in May 2021 and CIRIA is seeking industry engagement and funding support for the project.

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Further information
To find out more contact Joanne Kwan at CIRIA.