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Conference Paper

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Doloi, H., Crawford, R., & Ma, Zhanghong (April, 2011). Rationalising Property Management Decisions using the iconCUR Model – An Australian Case Study. Paper presented at 36th Annual Conference for Australian University Building Educators, Bond University, Gold Coast.


Adaptive reuse of existing buildings is recognised as an effective means for achieving sustainability in the construction industry. A recently developed model known as iconCUR has been used to assess the potential for adaptive reuse of a building located in Melbourne, Australia. The model uses a weighted matrix methodology to support reuse decision making according to building condition, utilization, and reward in 3D space over time. In this research, a building located within the University of Melbourne, built in the 1960s, was investigated. The condition information of the building was gathered from a Building Regulatory Compliance report; utilization and reward was assessed based on expert opinions. This information was subsequently fed into the iconCUR model to generate an adaptive reuse index. This case study provided a real-life example of the applicability of the iconCUR model for assessing the current potential of the existing building and then supporting investment decisions for improving the building condition. Potential problems of applying the model to real projects have been discussed.



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