Object Value Aggregation for Modeling Building System Integration and Value

Lu Zhang, Nora El-Gohary

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Abstract

A report published by the National Research Council defined the research on understanding and quantifying the value of infrastructure systems to the stakeholders - and how this value is impacted by the various planning and design decisions - as a national imperative. There is still a lack of understanding and formalized modeling of what different stakeholders value (e.g., energy conservation) in infrastructure systems and how to valuate (i.e., quantify the worth) infrastructure systems based on these values. In prior work, the authors proposed an axiology [theory of value (worth)] based mathematical model to quantify the value of an individual building component. In this paper, the authors propose a mathematical model for quantifying the value of a building system based on the values of the individual components that comprise this building system, and how these components physically integrate together. The proposed model is theoretically grounded in axiology and integration theory. It was initially validated through a case study. The model could provide more explicit understanding of how the components of a building system physically integrate together to fulfill stakeholder values and could facilitate value-sensitive decision making by embodying stakeholder values into project planning towards better synergy between human values and the built environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2016
Subtitle of host publicationOld and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016
EditorsJose L. Perdomo-Rivera, Carla Lopez del Puerto, Antonio Gonzalez-Quevedo, Francisco Maldonado-Fortunet, Omar I. Molina-Bas
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Pages2463-2473
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479827
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, CRC 2016 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: May 31 2016Jun 2 2016

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, CRC 2016
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period5/31/166/2/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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