Visualization of the modeled degradation of building flooring systems in building maintenance

Khosrowshahi, F., Ghodous, P. and Sarshar, M., 2014. Visualization of the modeled degradation of building flooring systems in building maintenance. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 29 (1), pp. 18-30. ISSN 1093-9687


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The development of a maintenance programme for construction projects is a highly complex and data intensive undertaking. This exercise is characterised by the lack of relevant data on the one hand and the overwhelming amount of extraneous data on the other. The uncertainties and complexities have resulted in increased conservatism in the development of lifecycle evaluation of building maintenance programing, subsequently, these programmes tend to display the symptoms of either the maintenance actions being uneconomical or fall short of providing the appropriate service to the users of the building. The current research project is based on the premise that the visual approach will facilitate a just-in-time solution to maintenance scheduling, hence, the use of virtual simulation of the building is proposed. The broader aim of this research is to develop a complete building maintenance programme through visualisation of buildings as they degrade over time. Here, the focus is on the flooring system and the manner they degrade over time. This requires a better understanding of their pattern and rate of usage. To this end, Anthroposophy and Anthropocentric descriptions of human movement pattern have been used to describe the behaviour of 'subjects' and subsequently represent the pattern and density of the degradation of flooring systems. The mathematics representing this behaviour has been developed which enables it to be embedded into the proposed overall visual building maintenance model.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: Special issue: Visualization.
Publication Title: Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Creators: Khosrowshahi, F., Ghodous, P. and Sarshar, M.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: January 2014
Volume: 29
Number: 1
ISSN: 1093-9687
Rights: © 2013 Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:54
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 16:23

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