Quantitative Support for a Qualitative Foundation Reuse Assessment Tool

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Title: Quantitative Support for a Qualitative Foundation Reuse Assessment Tool
Authors: Laefer, Debra F.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4110
Date: 2011
Abstract: This paper provides a quantification of the inputs for an existing qualitative foundation project planning model, namely ARUP’s Sustainable Project Appraisal Routine (SPeAR) diagram. The goal is to provide an improved mechanism for designers to communicate with clients about the potential benefits of foundation reuse from a planning and environmental perspective for an individual project or group of projects based on the relative value of eight factors: (1) Site Location on Previously Developed Land; (2) Archeology and Historical Constraints; (3) Geological Conditions and Constraints; (4) Sustainability and Materials Reuse; (5) Land Value and Cash Flow Projections; (6) Construction Costs; (7) Consistency in Building Location; and (8) Approvals and Development Risk. For each category a six-point scale is provided that can be fully adopted in any community worldwide to evaluate the absolute and relative benefits between sites, even between disparate cities or countries. An example of the implementation of this modified SPeAR model is provided for a citycenter location in Dublin, Ireland.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: ASCE
Copyright (published version): 2011, American Society of Civil Engineers
Keywords: Foundation reuseAssessment tool
DOI: 10.1061/41165(397)13
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Jie Han and Daniel A. Alzamora, editors; Geo-Frontiers 2011 : Advances in Geotechnical Engineering GSP 211
Conference Details: Geo-Frontiers Congress 2011, Dallas, Texas, United States, March 13-16, 2011
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering Research Collection

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