Building Evaluation Techniques

Author: George Baird
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780070033085
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Building Evaluation Techniques. 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.

Building Evaluation

Author: Wolfgang Preiser
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489937226
Size: 10.59 MB
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Building Evaluation. This book is about building evaluation in the broadest sense and it transcends the meaning and conventional boundaries of the evolving field of "post-occupancy evalu ation" by focusing on evaluation throughout the building delivery process. This process is seen not just as being linear with a product in mind, i. e. , the completed and occupied building, but rather, it is seen as a cyclic evolution which has as its goal the continuous improvement of the quality of buildings. This goal can only be accomplished if evaluation occurs throughout the building delivery process, and if: 1. the evaluation that does occur is systematic and rigorous, 2. the data that is obtained can be fed into data bases and clearinghouses for use in future generations of buildings, and; 3. there is continuity in information flow. The idea for this book originated with a symposium that was part of a conference held at the Technical University in Delft, Netherlands, in July of 1988, i. e. , lAPS 10, the tenth biannual conference of the "International Association for the Study of People and their Physical Surroundings. " Authors presented papers based on their book chapters, and discussions ensued about the expanded boundaries of the field, about theoretical, methodological, and practical issues, as well as applications in building evaluation. Other relevant topics were identified and several additional authors were invited to participate in order to round out the contents of this book.

Internal Evaluation

Author: Arnold J. Love
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803932012
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Internal Evaluation. The author of Internal Evaluation provides an introduction to the theory and practice of internal evaluation; he presents the stages of internal evaluation growth, ways of identifying users' needs and selecting appropriate evaluation methods, and the evaluation techniques associated with each stage and with developing and managing the internal evaluation resource.

Building Performance Evaluation

Author: Wolfgang F.E. Preiser
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319568620
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Building Performance Evaluation. The main aim of this book is to present an intriguing retrospective of Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) as it evolved from Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) over the past 25 years. On one hand, this is done by updating original authors' chapter content of Building Evaluation, the first edition published in 1989. That, in turn, is augmented by an orientation toward current and future practice on the other, including new authors who are engaged in ongoing, cutting edge projects. Therefore, individual, methodology oriented chapters covering the fundamental principles of POE and BPE go along with major thematic chapters, topics of which like sustainability or integration of new technologies are addressed in a diversity of case studies from around the globe. Research, methodologies, and framework of POEs continue to evolve. POEs are one step, on the larger scale of BPE, in understanding how buildings function after they are occupied. This resource helps a rchitects, building owners, and facility managers understand the implications and reactions to the facilities that they designed, built and/or commissioned. By considering the whole process from conception to future uses of the building, there can be a more holistic approach to the planning, programming, design, construction, occupancy, and future adaptability of the structure. This book is dedicated to first editor Wolfgang F. E. Preiser who passed away during the process of editing and reviewing chapters of this volume.

Sustainable Buildings In Practice

Author: George Baird
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135222894
Size: 14.25 MB
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Sustainable Buildings In Practice. Current assessment methods of sustainable buildings do not adequately account for the users’ needs. Given that over the life of a building, total salary costs far outweigh both operating costs and combined capital and rental costs, the occupants’ needs are not something which should be sensibly ignored. This book presents an unbiased evaluation of thirty of the most cutting-edge, sustainable buildings in the world, in terms of the users’ perceived comfort, health and productivity. The author has visited the buildings, interviewed the design teams and examined the findings of a sixty-question standardized user questionnaire. The book provides: thirty case studies covering mixed-mode, passive and environmentally sustainable commercial and institutional buildings detailed insights into the principles underlying the design of sustainable buildings worldwide, over several climatic zones and eleven countries, together with clear explanations and illustrations of innovative design practice a discussion of common issues and the lessons that may be learnt from a study of the performance of sustainable buildings in practice, from the point of view of the people who use them. This important book will be of great benefit to architects and engineers, facility managers of commercial and institutional buildings, as well as developers and researchers, academics and students in these fields.

Human Factors Of A Global Society

Author: Tadeusz Marek
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466572876
Size: 54.91 MB
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Human Factors Of A Global Society. During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which is affected by recent advances in engineering, science, and education. Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective explores the future challenges and potential contributions of the human factors discipline in the Conceptual Age of human creativity and social responsibility. Written by a team of experts and pioneers, this book examines the human aspects related to contemporary societal developments in science, engineering, and higher education in the context of unprecedented progress in those areas. It also discusses new paradigms for higher education, including education delivery, and administration from a systems of systems perspective. It then examines the future challenges and potential contributions of the human factors discipline. While there are other books that focus on systems engineering or on a specific area of human factors, this book unifies these different perspectives into a holistic point of view. It gives you an understanding of human factors as it relates to the global enterprise system and its newly emerging characteristics such as quality, system complexity, evolving management system and its role in social and behavioral changes. By exploring the human aspects related to actual societal developments in science, the book opens a new horizon for the HF community.

Building Facade Maintenance Repair And Inspection

Author: Jeffrey L. Erdly
Publisher: ASTM International
ISBN:
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Building Facade Maintenance Repair And Inspection. Combined with ASTM Standard Practice for Periodic Inspection of Building Facades for Unsafe Conditions (E 2270), this new publication provides a rational guide for building owners and governing authorities to help ensure the safety of our aging building infrastructure. Twenty-four peer-reviewed papers, written by experts who bring first hand knowledge and experience to this work, cover faade ordinances; historic buildings; data collection techniques; and repair techniques."