OSCAR – Value for Owner and User of Buildings in a Life Cycle Perspective

Guest Speaker:
Prof Svein Bjørberg (Multiconsult/Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway)
Associate Professor Dr M Faris Khamidi (School of Built Environment, University of Reading Malaysia)
Subject Area:
Built Environment
Date & Time:
Wed, 22. February 2017, 12:00 h - 13:00 h
N3.24, University of Reading Malaysia - EduCity@Iskandar​

The research project “OSCAR – Value for User and Owner of Buildings” with the main intention ‘to develop competences, methods and analysis tools for optimizing building design in a way to contribute to value creation for owner and end-user throughout its life time’.

The project takes into consideration a clear connection between the design and operation of the buildings and values for the owners and users. To achieve value creation processes, it is necessary to have competent actors who have good tools for decision and communication through projects and processes. Life Cycle Aspect is essential as an input in Early Design Phase, and the processes through the following phases have to assure its inclusion in a way that value creation is complied with the user phase.

The research findings in Oscar project are a result of cooperation with 20 project partners from three countries from academic, private and public sector, representing all stakeholder groups. It is presented how it is possible to achieve more efficient buildings by collaboration of stakeholders from the early beginning with the same goal to maximize value for owner and user over building’s life time.


Participating on different levels in both large and small projects. From 1975 manager for feasibility studies, cost analysis, structural design, specifications, drawing production and construction management.

From 1976 responsible for activities within "the existing building mass" i.e. rehabilitation, damage evaluation /appraisal, administration, operations and maintenance, life cycle costs.

From 2000 R&D-Manager at Multiconsult.
In June 1992 appointed Professor for rehabilitation, maintenance and life cycle cost and from 2010 also appointed professor at faculty of Architecture within property- and building development, both at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Participating in several research- and development projects, especially building failures, maintenance, Life Cycle Cost, Service Life Planning, Sustainable Refurbishment and Value for owner and end users (OSCAR project). Project manager for several R&D-projects within Facility Management (FM).

He is highly qualified in all fields of building structures, rehabilitation and maintenance and has extensive contact and cooperation on all levels within the consulting - and construction business in the country.

  • Admission is free.​
  • Tea break will be served at 2:00 pm.
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