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van der Flier, C.L. (author), Thomsen, A.F. (author)
conference paper 2006
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Thomsen, A. (author)
public lecture 2006
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Thomsen, A.F. (author), van der Flier, C.L. (author)
What is better: renovation or new construction? Following the plenary debate on the ENHR 2007 conference in Rotterdam we continued our search for the answer to this question. The choice between reuse and replacement of existing buildings is a vital but very difficult one, involving a wide range of aspects and affecting contradictory and often...
conference paper 2008
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Meijer, A. (author), Thomsen, A.F. (author)
conference paper 2009
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Thomsen, A.F. (author), Van der Flier, C.L. (author)
What is better: improvement or replacement by new construction? The choice between life cycle extension and replacement of existing buildings is at itself a vital but very difficult decision, involving a wide range of different aspects and affecting several contrary and often conflicting interests. The emerging ecological awareness of the...
conference paper 2010
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Thomsen, A.F. (author), Van der Flier, C.L. (author)
What determines the life span of dwellings? Much is known about the initial phase of buildings. The vast majority of scientific knowledge is concentrated on the building initiative, the programming, design and in particular the construction. Knowledge about the utilization phase, including management, transformation and redesign is growing. But...
conference paper 2010
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Thomsen, A.F. (author)
The 20th century saw an enormous worldwide growth of the housing stock. In particular the building boom after WW-II, during which the housing stock in most countries was multifolded, focussed the attention of the housing sector primarily to the planning and realisation of new construction; the consciousness of the enormous maintenance and...
conference paper 2010
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Thomsen, A. (author), Van der Flier, K. (author)
What is obsolescence? Numerous older housing blocks have been knocked down because of being obsolete. There is a general understanding that buildings, like machinery and durable consumer goods, should be replaced when they become obsolete. But is this true? Obsolescence is a serious threat for built property. Given its immobile, long lasting and...
conference paper 2011
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Thomsen, A. (author)
The 20th century saw an enormous worldwide growth of the housing stock. In particular the building boom after WW-II, during which the housing stock in most countries was multifolded, focussed the attention of the housing sector primarily to the planning and realisation of new construction; the consciousness of the enormous maintenance and...
conference paper 2011
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Thomsen, A. (author), Van der Flier, K. (author)
What is obsolescence? Numerous older buildings have been demolished due to being labelled as obsolete. There is a general understanding that buildings, similar to machinery and durable consumer goods, should be demolished and replaced when they become obsolete. The truth of this assertion is examined and found to be problematic, as obsolescence...
journal article 2011
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Thomsen, A. (author)
The 20th century saw an enormous worldwide growth of the housing stock. In particular the building boom after WW-II, during which the housing stock in most countries was multifolded, focussed the attention of the housing sector primarily to the planning and realisation of new construction; the consciousness of the enormous maintenance and...
conference paper 2011
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Thomsen, A. (author), Van der Flier, K. (author)
What is obsolescence? There is a general understanding that buildings, similar to machinery, should be demolished and replaced when they become obsolete. The truth of this assertion is found problematic, as obsolescence is not clearly understood in conceptual or practical terms. Understanding obsolescence is important. It presents a serious...
conference paper 2011
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Thomsen, A.F. (author)
Housing pathology can be defined as a holistic approach to understand the nature and life cycle of residential buildings and their environment, in order to identify, investigate, and diagnose deficiencies, specify preventive measures and remedial interventions, and evaluate their effects. Though buildings can physically exist long after being...
book chapter 2012
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Thomsen, A.F. (author), van der Flier, C.L. (author)
Obsolescence is a serious threat for built property. As an often used demolition motive, obsolescence can be regarded as the last phase of the life span of buildings. From a sustainable viewpoint, life cycle extension is necessary to minimize waste. But there are more considerations to carefully maintain the existing stock. Knowledge about the...
conference paper 2012
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Thomsen, A.F. (author)
The term pathology has its origin in the medical science and is generally defined as the systematic study of diseases with the aim of understanding their causes, symptoms and treatment. The term has been applied since in many different disciplines; in the context of the built environment being in particular building pathology, social and urban...
conference paper 2013
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Thomsen, A.F. (author), Van der Flier, C.L. (author)
Obsolescence is a serious threat for built property. As an often used demolition motive, obsolescence can be regarded as the last phase of the life span of buildings. From a sustainable viewpoint, life cycle extension is necessary to minimize waste. But there are more considerations to carefully maintain the existing stock. Knowledge about the...
conference paper 2013
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Thomsen, A.F. (author)
Toen mij om een bijdrage aan de Leerhuis-reeks van PMB werd gevraagd, vroeg ik me even af waarom er een beroep werd gedaan op een betrekkelijk oud heertje als André Thomsen. Ik kon eigenlijk maar één reden bedenken. Naar mijn gevoel moeten we in mijn vakgebied – woningbeheer – terug naar af. Daar zijn de omstandigheden ook naar. En als je dan...
book chapter 2013
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Thomsen, A.F. (author)
Boekbespreking: "Het bewoonbare land: Geschiedenis van de volkshuisvestingsbeweging in Nederland" van Wouter Beekers.
book 2013
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Thomsen, A. (author)
The term pathology has its origin in the medical science and is generally defined as the systematic study of diseases with the aim of understanding their causes, symp-toms and treatment. The term has been applied since in many different disciplines; in the context of the built environment being in particular building pathology, social and urban...
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