Optimal configurations of design and construction decisions to maximize social quality-of-life for single-family housing residents

A. Karatas, K. El-Rayes

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Abstract

The social quality of life (SQOL) for single-family housing residents can be improved by maximizing their thermal comfort, improving the quality of indoor lighting, and enhancing indoor air quality. These SQOL improvements often require additional initial housing costs and have a direct effect on the annual energy cost of housing units. Accordingly, the design and construction of single-family housing units need to be analyzed carefully and optimized to maximize the SQOL for their residents while minimizing the initial cost and the annual energy cost of the housing units. This study presents the development of a multi-objective optimization model that is capable of generating optimal trade-offs among these three important optimization objectives. An application example also is analyzed to illustrate the capabilities of the developed model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2014
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages436-443
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780784413517
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 19 2014May 21 2014

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress

Other

Other2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period5/19/145/21/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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    Karatas, A., & El-Rayes, K. (2014). Optimal configurations of design and construction decisions to maximize social quality-of-life for single-family housing residents. In Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress (pp. 436-443). (Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.0045