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Renovation Construction Process Scheduling for Long-Term Performance of Buildings: An Application Case of University Campus

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Grauate Institute of Architecture & Sustainable Planning, National Ilan University, Yilan City 260, Taiwan
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Department of Industrial Design, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei City 106, Taiwan
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Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei City 106, Taiwan
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Department of Industrial Design, Tatung University, Taipei City 104, Taiwan
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Sustainability 2019, 11(19), 5542; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11195542
Received: 9 August 2019 / Revised: 30 September 2019 / Accepted: 3 October 2019 / Published: 8 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Scheduling Problems in Sustainability)
Renovation construction is employed for maintaining the long-term performance of buildings. For the occupants, the building users, renovation contributes to the acceptable levels of convenience and quality of the buildings. However, if the operation continues during the renovation for an area containing several buildings, such as a university campus, the impacts on the occupants are unavoidable. The complicated schedule plan is needed due to the various types of buildings and types of renovation under limited resources. The goal of this study is to build a model that can help the planners to make the renovation schedule plan. Taking a university campus as an example, the occupants’ convenience rate and the long-term quality of the building are analyzed in this paper. Based on the key attributes of building renovation, this study proposes a model integrating the genetic algorithm and simulation to provide the optimal schedule plan to the planners. The model is demonstrated by an application case of a university campus of 11 buildings remaining in operation. It helps the university maintain a good level of long-term performance of buildings. View Full-Text
Keywords: building renovation; maintenance management; building long-term performance; scheduling; simulation; genetic algorithm building renovation; maintenance management; building long-term performance; scheduling; simulation; genetic algorithm
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Shiue, F.-J.; Zheng, M.-C.; Lee, H.-Y.; Khitam, A.F.; Li, P.-Y. Renovation Construction Process Scheduling for Long-Term Performance of Buildings: An Application Case of University Campus. Sustainability 2019, 11, 5542.

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