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# Redefining the impact assessment of buildings: an uncertainty-based approach to rating codes

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In: Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, Vol. 36, No. 4, 04.07.2018, p. 348-357.

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Caputo, Silvio ; Gaterell, Mark. / Redefining the impact assessment of buildings: an uncertainty-based approach to rating codes. In: Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. 2018 ; Vol. 36, No. 4. pp. 348-357.

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