Thesis / Dissertation

The adaptive reuse predicament: an investigation into whether building regulation is a key barrier to adaptive reuse of vacant office buildings.

Gillian Armstrong, Veronica Soebarto (ed.), Jian Zuo (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

The problem of vacant buildings affects cities globally, and office vacancy rates have become a specific political issue in Australian CBDs. Specifically, arguments made in public debate claim that building regulation inhibits the take-up for adaptive reuse of vacant office buildings to mitigate obsolescence. Technical performance standards within Australia’s National Construction Code (NCC) are cited as a key barrier to adaptive reuse in public discourse and by previous studies.