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Almås, A-J, Lisø, K R, Hygen, H O, Øyen, C F and Thue, J V (2011) An approach to impact assessments of buildings in a changing climate. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 227–38.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: adaptation measures; building stock; climate change; impact assessments; robust buildings; rot-decay risk; timber buildings; Norway
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2011.562025
  • Abstract:
    Future climate change caused by global warming could have dramatic consequences for the built environment. An approach is presented to understand and assess these impacts on the Norwegian building stock in a changing climate. The approach is tested using calculations for the decay potential in timber structures (possessing wood cladding, timber frames or both). First, building data and climate data are compiled in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Second, the computer model calculates the number of buildings that could be affected by a particular climate parameter for historical climate data (1961–1990) and a future climate scenario (2071–2100). The results show that today approximately 615 000 buildings are situated in areas with a high potential risk of rot-decay. In 2100 this number could increase to roughly 2.4 million. The large current amount of wooden buildings and a high number of building defects indicates that future new and refurbished buildings need to be built more robustly to meet the future impacts of climate change. Other climate parameters, e.g. sea level rise, changes in permafrost, the risk of frost decay, temperature change and changes in the amount of wet winter precipitation – are under investigation for their effect on the Norwegian building stock.

Bruhns, H and Wyatt, P (2011) A data framework for measuring the energy consumption of the non-domestic building stock. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 26.

Candel, M, Karrbom Gustavsson, T and Eriksson, P (2021) Front-end value co-creation in housing development projects. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 245–60.

Daud, M N, Adnan, Y M, Mohd, I and Aziz, A A (2011) Developing a model for Malaysia's office classification. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 301–13.

Egbelakin, T K, Wilkinson, S, Potangaroa, R and Ingham, J (2011) Challenges to successful seismic retrofit implementation: a socio-behavioural perspective. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 286–300.

Foruzanmehr, A and Vellinga, M (2011) Vernacular architecture: questions of comfort and practicability. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 274–85.

Häkkinen, T and Belloni, K (2011) Barriers and drivers for sustainable building. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 239–55.

Lützkendorf, T and Lorenz, D (2011) Capturing sustainability-related information for property valuation. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 256–73.

Loosemore, M, Osborne, J and Higgon, D (2021) Affective, cognitive, behavioural and situational outcomes of social procurement: a case study of social value creation in a major facilities management firm. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 227–44.

Møller, J L, Kines, P, Dyreborg, J, Andersen, L L and Ajslev, J Z N (2021) The competences of successful safety and health coordinators in construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 199–211.

Marques, N L, Bastian-Pinto, C d L and Brandão, L E T (2021) Crossing the Brownian Bridge: valuing infrastructure capacity expansion policies as real options. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 261–76.

Murakami, S, Kawakubo, S, Asami, Y, Ikaga, T, Yamaguchi, N and Kaburagi, S (2011) Development of a comprehensive city assessment tool: CASBEE-City. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 195–210.

Sandberg, R, Löwstedt, M and Räisänen, C (2021) Working in a loosely coupled system: exploring practices and implications of coupling work on construction sites. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 212–26.