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residential complex consisting of single-storey, two-storey or
three-storey units, with each unit having access from ground level.
There are a number of different configurations for townhouse complexes, such as:
The townhouse class of buildings have some unique attributes, such as the exclusion of a central mechanical plant, larger areas of site work, and significant buried infrastructure relative to the other two building classes
A. Physical Analysis
Some of the more significant assets at a townhouse complex, that differentiates this type of development, includes the following:
B. Financial Analysis
Townhouse complexes have lifecycle cost patterns that differ slightly from low-rise and high-rise buildings.
Of the three building classes, the townhouse complexes have the highest funding requirements relative to their CRN. This is a reflection of the significant in-ground infrastructure and the larger roof, wall and glazing areas relative to each unit.
Fig. Aerial view of phased townhouse complex
Fig. Street view of a typical townhouse complex
Fig. Samples of townhouse configurations.
Fig. Buried infrastructure at a townhouse complex
Fig. Comparison of the annual operating budget distributions for an average high-rise building (left), low-rise building (middle) and townhouse complex (right).
Fig. The typical number of assets in townhouse complexes relative to other building classes.
Fig. Summary comparison of the different attributes between high-rise, low-rise and townhouse complexes
Fig. Cross-section through a townhouse building.
Fig. The capital load distributed across the eight primary physical systems for different types of buildings.
Fig. Rules of thumb for roof areas at different types of buildings.
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