2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal)

2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal) Conference


Mr. Abobakr Al-Sakkaf, Concordia University
Dr. Tarek Zayed, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Ashutosh Bagchi, Concordia University, Canada
Mr. Eslam Mohammed Abdelkader, Concordia university (Presenter)

Starting off 2018, 1092 sites on the World Heritage were present. Heritage buildings are exceptionally unique and require excessive attention to their architectural element. Current approaches to protection and use of heritage buildings and cultural heritage components direct to study analyze of heritage and legacy. The literature review indicates that there is an absence of a comprehensive rating system that could assess the heritage buildings elements and assist facility managers in their rehabilitation decisions. Thus, this research opts at developing a comprehensive rating system (SAHBT) for heritage buildings that not only evaluates the different building components but also optimizes the expenditures through effective utilization and allocation of the limited budget among the building components. This research focuses on two modules which are: 1) sustainable rating models for heritage buildings that assess the different building function components through a pre-set criteria and dynamic weighted system; and 2) Optimization model that efficiently allocates the budget among the building components based on the current condition and the available funds. Therefore, to demonstrate the functionality of the system, it will be applied to a real case study (Al-Murabba Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). To sum up, the system can be utilized by facility managers and governments to safeguard the heritage buildings and give the future generations the opportunity to learn their history.