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Addresses the need to substantially improve the failing features of a building, mainly involving the repair or restoration (through strengthening or replacement) of the structure in a way that ‘returns its performance to levels approaching or exceeding those of a newly constructed facility’ . In some cases, the terms cover an update of building systems to latest building codes. [1,2]
- National Research Council (1993). The fourth dimension in building: Strategies for minimizing obsolescence. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/2124
- Shahi, S., Esfahani, M., Bachmann, C., & Haas, C. (2020). A definition framework for building adaptation projects. Sustainable Cities and Society 63(102345). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102345
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