Construction Maeconomics Conference 2014

new perspectives of renovation and maintenance

Daniel Macek


Maintenance and renewal costs for structural objects are a significant part of costs in the life-cycle of structures. Rational owners and construction service engineers try to minimize outlays on maintenance and renewal. However, at the same time it is necessary to respect a certain standard in the condition of a construction, to keep it above a fixed limit given from the type and demands on usage of the existing structural object.

The aim of the paper is to offer an instrument which will generate a quality techno-economic solution to problems of planning and optimization in the renewal and maintenance of structural objects. The theoretical principles of the model come from the newest techno-economic knowledge and personal innovative reflections through practical acquaintance with the problems.

The application instrument must be on such a level that the user, who is not a civil engineering specialist, would be able to use it, without getting biased or bad results. On the other hand, the aim is to create such an environment where the civil engineering expert can intervene in the primary inputs of a model, and thus to use his/her own experience and knowledge.

The application is elaborated by use of a modular system, which means that it is possible to add further instruments which will address and process further areas connected to the existing set of problems.


Buildpass; LCC; maintenance; renovation

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