Assessing Building Performance

Assessing Building Performance

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The building performance evaluation (BPE) framework emphasizes an evaluative stance throughout the six phases of the building delivery and life cycle: (1) strategic planning/needs analysis; (2) program review; (3) design review; (4) post-construction evaluation/review; (5) post-occupancy evaluation; and, (6) facilities management review/adaptive reuse. The lessons learned from positive and negative building performance are fed into future building delivery cycles. The case studies illustrate how this basic methodology has been adapted to a range of cultural contexts, and indicates the positive results of building performance assessment in a wide range of situations.Second, whether the concept of universal design can be applied to different cultures without losing its validity in attempting ... And third, developing universal design criteria for all common building types, some of which may already exist at the level of product and home design. ... Similarly, the so-called a#39;Universal Plana#39;, or footprint, for offices and workstation layouts is considered cost-effective by reducinganbsp;...

Title:Assessing Building Performance
Author:Wolfgang Preiser, Jacqueline Vischer
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-08-11


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