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Title: Characterisation of the portuguese R&M construction market: a special focus on heritage buildings
Author: Oliveira, Rui
Sousa, Hipólito
Lopes, Jorge
Keywords: Conservation projects
Heritage buildings
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: University of Wolverhampton
Citation: Oliveira, Rui; Sousa, Hipólito; Lopes, Jorge (2003) - Characterisation of the portuguese R&M construction market: a special focus on heritage buildings. In COBRA - RICS Foundation Construction and Building Research Conference. Wolverhampton. p.57-66
Abstract: The rehabilitation of heritage buildings is an important aspect in the safeguard and upgrading of the local environment, and contributes to the diversification of suppy in the property market. However, the contribution of the R&M segment to the total construction markek in Portugal is almost insignificant when compared to the other countries of the European Union. This study is part of a wider research project that investigates the different technological aspects of intervention in heritage buildings and their contribution to the development of the local property market. The data and information used in this study stem from Euroconstruct Report, and from a case study consisting of 57 heritage projects submitted to the government department responsible for the approval and listing of these buildings. Preliminary result show that the technology used in heritage buildings is similar to that adopted in new buildings, which seems to be incosistent with a conservation technique that safeguard the built heritage. This study also shows that policy measures to enhance the R&M market have been recently implemented. However, other initiatives are needed, including a clarification of the role of different actors, in order to tackle the constarints and specifics of the R&M market.
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