Risk Management in Architectural Design

Control of Uncertainty over Building Use and Maintenance

  • Claudio¬†Martani

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Theoretical Framework: The Management of Risks Related to Operation and Maintenance Objectives in Architectural Design

  3. Methodological Experimentation: Proposal of a Dashboard for Risk Management in Design Through a Predictive Approach

  4. Applications: Tests on Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Claudio Martani
      Pages 97-100

About this book


This book analyzes the risk management process in relation to building design and operation and on this basis proposes a method and a set of tools that will improve the planning and evaluation of design solutions in order to control risks in the operation and management phase. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between design choices and the long-term performance of buildings in meeting requirements expressing user and client needs. A risk dashboard is presented as a risk measurement framework that identifies and addresses areas of uncertainty surrounding the satisfaction of particularly relevant requirements over time. This risk dashboard will assist both designers and clients. It will support designers by enabling them to improve the maintainability of project performance and will aid clients both in devising a brief that emphasizes the most relevant aspects of maintainability and in evaluating project proposals according to long-term risks. The results of assessment of the proposed method and tools in tests run on a number of buildings of worship are also reported.


Architectural Design Building Maintenance Design Solutions Risk Assessment Effectiveness Risk Management Process Uncertainty Reduction

Authors and affiliations

  • Claudio¬†Martani
    • 1
  1. 1.ArchitectureUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07448-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07449-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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