Building Evaluation Techniques

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If you work in, around, or with buildings, you can't afford to be without this guide to state-of-the-art methods for monitoring and understanding their performance. Written by an international team of architectural and construction experts, the book offers you step-by-step assistance in evaluating all aspects of a building - from its capability to meet the demands of its occupants to individual workplace design to managing energy consumption and maintenance procedures. Building Evaluation Techniques features ...
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Overview

If you work in, around, or with buildings, you can't afford to be without this guide to state-of-the-art methods for monitoring and understanding their performance. Written by an international team of architectural and construction experts, the book offers you step-by-step assistance in evaluating all aspects of a building - from its capability to meet the demands of its occupants to individual workplace design to managing energy consumption and maintenance procedures. Building Evaluation Techniques features expert accounts of building evaluation methods now used in North America, Europe, and Australia, illustrated by detailed case studies; more than 120 concepts, techniques, and tools for evaluating nearly any type of building; guidance on a range of evaluation systems - including BQA Building Quality Assessment, REN Real Estate Norm, and STM Serviceability Tools and Methods; and techniques and information to help you design and conduct your own building evaluation. You'll also find helpful advice on working with building owners and clients - plus definitions of key building terms and numerous reference sources.
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A compilation of techniques used to evaluate and assess a building's design requirements of the people who own, manage, and occupy it. Twenty-five contributing architects share their experience in conducting evaluations, appraising buildings and workplaces, matching supply and demand, and effectively eliciting user participation in the process. They emphasize practicality and maximizing the workplace environment for more productivity, supplying extensive checklists to guide the architect and building manager. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070033085
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Pages: 191
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Authors
Contributors
Introduction
Pt. 1 Evaluation Process 1
1 How to Plan and Conduct Evaluations 3
Roles in an Evaluation Process 3
Basic Phases and Tasks in an Evaluation 5
Alternative Strategies in Building Evaluation 6
Key Questions in the Detailed Planning of an Evaluation 7
Issues and Options in the Planning and Management of Building Evaluations 13
2 Evaluation as Placemaking: Motivations, Methods, and Knowledges 15
Motivations, Methods, and Knowledges 15
Three Case Studies 17
Evaluation as Placemaking 21
Pt. 2 Evaluation Practices 25
3 Planning for Adaptability 27
3.1 Building Appraisal: Measuring the Capacity of Office Buildings to Accommodate Change 28
3.2 Organizational Workplace Analysis for Selecting and Designing Alternative Workplace Strategies 31
3.3 User Satisfaction 36
4 Matching Demand and Supply 45
4.1 Physical Building Audit Procedures and Maintenance Management 46
4.2 Functional Suitability Assessment 49
4.3 Building Quality Assessment (BQA) 53
4.4 Serviceability Tools and Methods (STM): Matching Occupant Requirements and Facilities 58
4.5 The Real Estate Norm (REN) 69
5 User Participation 77
5.1 Selecting Accommodation 78
5.2 POE Practice 85
5.3 POE Delivers for the Post Office 89
5.4 POE Training Workshop and Prototype Testing at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building in Mission Viejo, California 92
5.5 A Collaborative Process for Designing a Responsive Elementary School 98
6 Focused Evaluations 111
6.1 Rensselaer's West Bend Mutual Study: Using Advanced Office Technology to Increase Productivity 112
6.2 A Guide to Evaluating Indoor Air Quality 115
6.3 Evaluating Energy Management 119
6.4 Using Visual Methods to Focus Users' Response in Predesign and Post-occupancy Research 123
7 Cost Evaluation 129
7.1 Life Costing 129
Pt. 3 Evaluation Resources 139
8 CBPR Checklist 141
8.1 A Framework for Checking Building Performance 141
8.2 Attribute and Factor Descriptions 141
8.3 Developing Your Own Checklist 158
9 CBPR List of Techniques 161
10 Definitions 193
11 Bibliography 197
Index 203
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