Building investment prioritisation framework

Resilient Organisations worked with a major New Zealand healthcare provider to develop a prioritisation framework for investment across a large portfolio of buildings.
The framework considers building resilience from a holistic perspective, delivering safe facilities that provide effective service delivery under a range of future conditions. 
Project overview

Working with our client, and external engineers, we developed a framework for prioritising resilience investment across our client’s building portfolio.  The process aimed to balance parallel and sometimes competing objectives including:

  1. life safety risk related to seismic hazards
  2. risks from other hazards, and
  3. the need to effectively and efficiently continue operations with minimal disruption.

The framework guides users through a process of defining the criticality of the building, considering factors such as: occupancy; requirements for post-disaster functionality; risk to neighbouring structures and access routes; and importance of building to organizational functionality day to day.  The framework also includes consideration of ongoing maintenance costs; costs to relocate services during building works; potential future uses of buildings; and opportunities to change the use of buildings or to achieve service improvements through investment options.

The framework is designed to be a collaborative process carried out by a cross section of staff familiar with operational, strategic and crisis functions of the organization.   Application of the framework will help to achieve a robust building portfolio that supports the effective day to day operation of the business now and into the future.

Key contact
Charlotte Brown

Principal Research Consultant
Resilient Organisations Ltd
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Project team
Charlotte Brown

Resilient Organisations

Erica Seville

Resilient Organisations

Ken Elwood 

University of Auckland

Our funders

This project was funded by a private client.


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