Modelling built asset performance in 3D space

David Copray, Craig Ashley Langston, Jim Smith

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This paper describes current research into the performance ‘decay’ of built assets over time through the enumeration of physical condition, space utilization and triple bottom line reward. Applying a
retrospective study of the Melbourne General Post Office (GPO) from 1841 to today, these three variables can be assessed and mapped in 3D space using Langston and Smith’s iconCUR model. An
index comprising all three variables can be constructed to track the performance of this building over its life cycle to test whether traditional theoretical decay curves used in asset management have any practical value. Such an approach can be employed to model the performance of any building in real time and support decisions about future change and upgrade. The specific methodology to be used in this research project and the implications of results in making better decisions about built assets is explained.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th AUBEA International Conference
EditorsI. Kamardeen, S. Newton, B. Lim, M. Loosemore
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherUniversity of New South Wales
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780646581279
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAustralasian Universities Building Educators Association Conference - The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Jul 20126 Jul 2012
Conference number: 37th


ConferenceAustralasian Universities Building Educators Association Conference
Abbreviated titleAUBEA


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