Lithuanian case study of masonry buildings from the Soviet period

    Willem Karel M. Brauers Affiliation
    ; Modestas Kracka Affiliation
    ; Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas Affiliation


This paper presents the process of effective selection of building elements for renovation important for energy saving in buildings. A large part of energy is lost in non-effective buildings. Therefore, in renovation of buildings, it is important to select effective structural improvements. Building insulation could not only save energy but also time, money and materials, which means that different objectives expressed in different units have to be fulfilled. Although different methods exist for the application of Multi Objective Optimisation, MULTIMOORA, which is composed of three sub-methods – Ratio System, Reference Point Method that uses ratios from the ratio system, and the Full Multiplicative Form – was preferred. Consequently, different solutions for building envelope renovation were ranked by MULTIMOORA as applied for masonry buildings from the Soviet period.

Keyword : thermal renovation, decision making, building envelope, insulation, Ratio System, Reference Point Method, Full Multiplicative Form, MULTIMOORA

How to Cite
Brauers, W. K. M., Kracka, M., & Zavadskas, E. K. (2012). Lithuanian case study of masonry buildings from the Soviet period. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 18(3), 444-456.
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Jun 29, 2012
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