Lifecycle guidelines

Intense interest at the presentation of the first guidelines for lifecycle-oriented design by Professor Christoph M. Achammer.

Vienna, 19th November 2013 – The “Guidelines for Lifecycle-oriented Design,” the first multi-phase and multidisciplinary reference work for lifecycle-oriented building projects, has been presented to an interested public.

“With these guidelines we want to make a contribution to guaranteeing the construction of future-oriented buildings which reduce as much as possible the investment and follow-up costs for owners and for society and offer their users long-term high quality of life” explained Professor Christoph M. Achammer. The Chairman of the Board of ATP architects engineers is a co-founder and member of the board of IG Lebenszyklus Hochbau and heads IG’s “Design Working Group”.

The various working groups of IG Lebenszyklus Hochbau, which was established in Vienna in 2011, worked on the development of the guidebook for more than two years. Now, the result of the work has been presented. Achammer unveiled the guidelines during the 3rd IG congress to an interested audience of around 200 experts from the construction and real estate sector and representatives of public and private clients.

The guidelines set out what can be done during the strategy, start-up, design, execution, use, demolition and redevelopment phases in order to design, build, finance and operate lifecycle and future-oriented buildings. This involves all those involved in the building process – starting with the client.

The interactive info-market during the congress offered the opportunity for best practice projects and the five stations of the guidelines to be presented. Addressing the interested audience at each of the corresponding stations, Achammer explained and discussed the advantages of integrated design.

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