A great deal of research has been focused on analyzing the detail of the buildings to be reused, where the graphic and visual documentation is particularly important. The problem of decision making has become a subject of significant interest over the last few years in the field of construction. The proof of this is in the appearance of a variety of decision support models and tools, the majority equipped with a particular mathematical device using different approaches, from statistics to fuzzy mathematics, through ways of simplified quantification. The multi criteria methods (MCDA: Multi Criteria Decision Analysis) can be found in this line of work. A vast quantity of studies have been made along these lines: ORME: a methodology for multi criteria classification of buildings; multi criteria material selection procedures for the items in the design project for a building, based on the Analytical Hierarchy Process method (AHP); study on the adaptive reuse and sustainability of commercial buildings by means of questionnaires and interviews; decision making connected with the planning, design and construction of a building, from the perspective of the problems that the owners and professionals will face whilst considering its reuse, opting to gather information through interviews about the opinions, actions and experiences of all the parties involved in the decision making process regarding adaptive reuse.
Last date updated on May, 2014