About half of the nearly six million commercial buildings in the United States are at least forty years old. This means that almost three million buildings that are presently in service were constructed before most environmental and accessibility standards were even in place. As these buildings continue to age and as commercial programmatic demands change, adaptive reuse considerations grow increasingly important and the repurposing of existing buildings becomes more attractive.
WJCA uses a layer based and phase-guided analytic to help its clients assess these potentials for their current and future projects. This analytic examines physical feasibility, governance landscape and code restrictions, and cost forecasting.