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Managing 20thC Obsolescence

20th Century commercial or industrial buildings come under threat of demolition because they cease to satisfy their functional requirements (ie they are no longer suitable for the use for which they were designed, or for new uses) or they no longer comply with current requirements for code compliance or for their technical services.

This stream will examine a range of possible topics, which may include:

  • Comparison of demolition vs retention
  • Changing performance expectations since original construction
  • Fire safety engineering
  • Lighting and electrical
  • Disabled access
  • Air-conditioning and energy consumption
  • How to improve sustainable performance

The papers listed below were presented in this stream.

Megan McDougall
Adding to the recent past: Challenges in distinguishing new work from the not so old

Full Paper
Presentation Slides
Author Biography

Kate Gray & Adam Mornement
Australia’s Operational Air Traffic Control Towers

Full Paper
Presentation Slides
Author Biography – Kate Gray & Author Biography – Adam Mornement

Sarah Waight
Lake Margaret – a hydro electric power scheme, industrial obsolescence and rebirth
Full Paper
Author Biography

Nerida Moredount
The challenges, conflicts and outcomes of managing 20thc obsolescence in Western Australia

Full Paper
Presentation Slides
Author Biography