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Analysis of criteria for decision making to achieve sustainability and buildability in building envelope design

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posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Natee Singhaputtangkul, S Low, A Teo, BG Hwang
Assessment of building envelope materials and designs has an impact on sustainability and buildability aspects of a building project; however, it seems that designers, particularly architects and engineers, are unable to grasp the concepts of sustainability and buildability collectively. This study aims to examine major factors governing the assessment of building envelope materials and designs for private high-rise residential projects in Singapore. A pilot study and thorough literature reviews suggest a comprehensive set of criteria for assessment. Survey questionnaire was applied as the main instrument to collect perspectives of architects and engineers on these criteria using importance weights. With respect to the Institutional Theory, the results from factor analysis suggest that the criteria can be grouped into four factors which are “environmental impact”, “economic impact”, “social impact” and “buildability” factors. The findings of this study provide building professionals with a more concise and defined structure of sustainability and buildability, thereby leading to a better way to determine an optimal balance between economic, social, environmental and buildability issues of a design.

History

Volume

57

Issue

1

Start Page

20

End Page

30

Number of Pages

11

eISSN

1758-9622

ISSN

0003-8628

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Earthscan

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

National University of Singapore; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Architectural science review.