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van der Flier, C.L. (author), Thomsen, A.F. (author)
conference paper 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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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