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Probabilistic life-cycle assessment of service life extension on renovated buildings under seismic hazard

: Bari, Roberta di; Belleri, Andrea; Marini, Alessandra; Horn, Rafael; Gantner, Johannes

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Buildings 10 (2020), Nr.3, Art. 48, 22 S.
ISSN: 2075-5309
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IBP ()

Existing buildings can reach a performance enhancement and extend their nominal service life through renovation measures such as seismic rehabilitation. In particular, when buildings have almost exhausted their service life, seeking an optimal solution should consider whether costs and environmental effects are worthwhile, or new construction is preferred. In this paper, a methodology to consider seismic hazard into probabilistic approaches for life-cycle analyses is presented considering the possibility of structural enhancement over an extended building lifespan. A life-cycle-based decision support tool for building renovation measures is developed and applied to a selected case study. Unlike standard “static” analyses, which in this work show shortcomings by underestimating impacts of vulnerable buildings, such an approach brings out environmental and economic advantages of retrofit measures designed to improve the structural performance.