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Title: DESIGN FOR MAINTAINABILITY GUIDELINES FOR HIGH-RISE, EXTERNAL VERTICAL GREENERY IN SINGAPORE
Authors: FIKRIL HAKIM BIN AZRIL
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Chew Yit Lin Michael
2016/2017 PFM
Facade
Green wall
Guidelines
High-rise
Maintainability
Singapore
Vertical greenery
Issue Date: 30-May-2017
Citation: FIKRIL HAKIM BIN AZRIL (2017-05-30). DESIGN FOR MAINTAINABILITY GUIDELINES FOR HIGH-RISE, EXTERNAL VERTICAL GREENERY IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Since the introduction of vertical greenery systems (VGS) in Singapore, building designers (e.g. architects, engineers) have experimented with different designs and types on a high-rise scale, covering the external facades of buildings. While innovative designs have brought about variety to the utilitarian high-rise landscape clad in glass, steel and concrete, efforts to preserve the original design intention of VGS-clad buildings have generally been lacklustre. Brought about by insufficient considerations made in the design stage, efforts of maintenance personnel downstream in upkeeping the optimal performance of such facades have been hampered. In response to this, the concept of green maintainability, spearheaded by Professor Michael Chew Yit Lin from the NUS School of Design and Environment, has been developed. Yet, the knowledge base on green maintainability still needs to be expanded and refined, via the study of VGS-clad high-rise building maintenance. It was evident from past research that a relatively small number of such buildings has been made reference to. To tackle this issue head-on, this paper served to cover as many buildings as possible, to sieve out best maintainability practices which have originated right from the design stage. This is facilitated by a series of site visits, survey questionnaires and interviews. The deliverables of this paper not only include the wealth of information gathered, to be added into the knowledge base on high-rise, external VGS, but also maintainability guidelines for designers and maintenance personnel to refer to during the design and operations stage respectively.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223044
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