Factors affecting heritage building conservation projects management with different usage characteristics: 3 case studies
Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University
Property Perfect Public Company Limited
The objective of this research is to investigate the factors that affect the heritage building conservation project management in three different building types, namely hotel, office building, and commercial building. The selected buildings are the properties of The Crown Property Bureau. They were built between 2411B.E. and 2468 B.E., and influenced by Western architectural style. This research proceeded with qualitative method by interviews from the project participants and the relevant documentation. The data were used in analysis process to find the crucial factors that affect the heritage building conservation projects. The result shows four important factors affect the projects, firstly, an inefficiency of data collection and building survey which leads to the change of project plans and affects the project schedules and budgets. Secondly, unclear policies can increase the project periods and budgets. Thirdly, too flexible and strict regulations of organizations affect time and budgets of the project management in terms of the projects and causing more budgets which decrease the work quality. The fourth factor is the lack of personnel and work experience which delay the project schedules and reduce the quality of work.
According to the crucial factors, they brought out several suggestions to solve the problems; planning an appropriate schedule of site survey and using technology for heritage building assessment; setting obvious project goals; adjusting the project plans, budgets and schedules follow the actual situation; promoting related agencies to provide skill training for stakeholders. Moreover, considering maintenance after achieving the projects is also important.