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Assessing the Transformability of Public Housing through BIM

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  • Giovanna Acampa

    (Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna Kore, Cittadella Universitaria, 94100 Enna, Italy)

  • Lorenzo Diana

    (Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy)

  • Giorgia Marino

    (Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna Kore, Cittadella Universitaria, 94100 Enna, Italy)

  • Rossella Marmo

    (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy)

Abstract

Public residential buildings make a large portion of the European existing stock and they quite often require deep renovation interventions. A methodology for setting priorities and targeting regeneration investments should be defined relying on the increasing use of building information modelling (BIM) tools even for managing existing buildings. The aim of this paper is to integrate the evaluation process into BIM Revit software developing a specific plug-in, a Decision support system (DSS) that will help to identify the most appropriate flats to be transformed. It is based on measuring three indicators: Usability, Fragmentation, and Constructive Modifiability. Through their weighted average it is possible to obtain a final transformability score. The proposed approach has been tested on a case study chosen within the 1st P.E.E.P. (1st public plan for council and affordable housing) that has been approved in Rome in 1964. The results demonstrate that the transformability of apartments is related mainly to the Constructive Modifiability indicator and buildings with reinforced concrete frames show higher scores. A widespread application of such a methodology on large real estate portfolio may lead stakeholders involved in housing management investments in clear choices related to maintenance of buildings.

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  • Giovanna Acampa & Lorenzo Diana & Giorgia Marino & Rossella Marmo, 2021. "Assessing the Transformability of Public Housing through BIM," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 13(10), pages 1-24, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:13:y:2021:i:10:p:5431-:d:553413
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