Adaptive reuse of buildings and life cycle environmental and economic benefits of such strategies

Harn Wei Kua

Department of Building, National University of Singapore

Harn-Wei KUA is Associate Professor at the Department of Building, School of Design & Environment (SDE), National University of Singapore. He is also the Assistant Dean (Academic) of the SDE. He is co-leading the newly established Smart Materials Laboratory in the department. His research interest is in life cycle sustainability assessment of buildings and bio-based building materials. He has about 100 academic articles and 3 patents to his credit.


It is common for school buildings in Singapore to undergo major renovations or even demolitions after less than 30 years of service. Reasons for such major but premature renovations or demolitions, which typically generate... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Harn Wei Kua (Department of Building, National University of Singapore)
  2. aratrika roy (Department of Building, National University of Singapore)
  3. Abhimanyu Goel (Department of Building, National University of Singapore)

Topic Areas

• Life cycle sustainability assessment , • Infrastructure systems, the built environment, and smart and connected infrastructure , • Sustainable consumption and production


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