International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation: Volume 35 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Building adaptability

Guest Editors: John Kamara, Mario Claudio Dejaco

A critical review of the developments in building adaptability

Oliver Heidrich, John Kamara, Sebastiano Maltese, Fulvio Re Cecconi, Mario Claudio Dejaco

This paper provides a critical review of developments in the adaptability of buildings. The purpose of this paper is to determine the current “state-of-the-art”, describe current…


The critical success factors for stakeholder management in the restoration of built heritage assets in the UK

Chijindu V. Nwachukwu, Chika Udeaja, Nicholas Chileshe, Chimene E. Okere

Built heritage or historic assets (BHAs) constructed in the pre-nineteenth century in the UK are perceived to have certain characteristics which instill cultural significance in…


The future adaptivity of nineteenth century heritage buildings

Sheila Conejos, Michael Y.L. Chew, Esther H.K. Yung

Designing for the future sustainability and adaptability of building assets contributes to waste and emission reduction. Moreover, sustainable design and conservation principles…


Adaptations in traditional courtyard houses in Baghdad, Iraq

Rand H.M. Agha, John M. Kamara

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the adaptations that have been made to traditional courtyard houses (TCHs) in Baghdad, Iraq. The aim is to develop an understanding of…

The afterlife clause; towards a strategy for improved adaptation in retail property

Rosi Fieldson

The retail sector is one of the largest property concerns in the UK at 154million m2 and worth almost £300billion in capital value (IPF, 2015). Whilst it continues to be a growth…

Designing for adaptability: The Gateshead Civic Centre

Vladimir Ladinski

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of early design decisions made in the 1980s upon the future adaptability of the Gateshead Civic Centre building and the…

Adaptable design in Olympic construction

Laura Alexandra Brown, Manuel Cresciani

The Olympic Games is the largest sporting mega event of its type, with deep cultural and historical roots. The event is short lived compared to the lifespan of the infrastructure…


Adapting the design of a new care home development for a changing climate

Andrea Botti, Marylis Ramos

In the light of projected climate change impacts on buildings and their occupants, climate change adaptation for built environment to climate change is crucial. The risk of…

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