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Comparison between brick masonry and timber frame houses in terms of design service life and value decrease



Title: Comparison between brick masonry and timber frame houses in terms of design service life and value decrease
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Intergrated Life-Cycle Design of Materials and Structures
Editor(s): A. Sarja
Print-ISBN: 951-758-408-3
e-ISBN: 235158029X
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 129 - 133
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 5
Language: English


Abstract: The paper presents a report of research work which was carried out to assess the influence of two building types (brick and block masonry versus prefabricated timber frame wall construction) on the valuation method of 60th one-family houses and two-family houses. A number of parameters, such as building costs, design service life, value decrease, damage susceptibility, and market acceptance were studied on the basis of field surveys with houses owners, banks, insurance companies and chartered surveyors. Considerable differences in 60th design service life as well as value decrease due to age for the building types in question were detected.


Online publication: 2000-04-30
Classification: LlFE CYCLE ACCOUNTING. OPTlMlZATlON AND DECISION-MAKING
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.024