1.3 Lifecycle

Lifecycle stages

Before any project starts, these are the most important questions to ask:

If the right decision is to build, then the new building’s lifecycle will have three main stages:

1 Acquisition

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2 Operation

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3 De-commissioning

Each stage in a building’s life cycle includes a number of phases, or activities. Organise the activities below. Match each one to a lifecycle stage above.

Sustainable development invests resources like …

  • Demolition
  • Source of materials
  • Choice of materials
  • Consultation
  • Planning and design
  • Maintenance
  • Re-use of the site




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