Renovating an older building is not any less complicated than building a new one, as it requires an interdisciplinary work of different experts, lots of knowledge and experience. Renovation of facilities is often more desired than their removal, which means that the extent of the renovation work on residential buildings annually increases in all developed countries. The goal of the thesis is therefore to find the most suitable form of renovation, and that’s why we have to use rational approaches and methods when planning restoration and reconstruction works. Further, it is always necessary to take into account that available financial assets are usually limited.
This Master’s thesis presents a rational tool for choosing the optimal set of measures from the entire range of possible renovation measures. When evaluating, this selection tool takes into consideration several different criteria and determines accumulated benefit of the chosen set. The tool is based on optimization of “multi-criteria decision-method” (MCDM) with the help of “knapsack problem” method. Based on the theoretical basis of the method, this thesis deals with a case study where usefulness of this tool is verified on a case study example of restoration of a family house. The study shows that this tool can be a useful widget for choosing the appropriate set of measures for the given financial constraint. The criteria taken into the account have various relative importances that need to be detemined by appropriate methods, such as Analytical Hierachical Process.