Building Evaluation by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser (auth.), Wolfgang F. E. Preiser

By Wolfgang F. E. Preiser (auth.), Wolfgang F. E. Preiser (eds.)

This e-book is ready construction evaluate within the broadest experience and it transcends the that means and traditional barriers of the evolving box of "post-occupancy evalu­ ation" by means of concentrating on overview through the construction supply strategy. This technique is noticeable not only as being linear with a product in brain, i. e. , the finished and occupied construction, yet particularly, it's obvious as a cyclic evolution which has as its target the continual development of the standard of constructions. This target can purely be complete if review happens through the construction supply technique, and if: 1. the assessment that does take place is systematic and rigorous, 2. the knowledge that's received should be fed into facts bases and clearinghouses to be used in destiny generations of structures, and; three. there's continuity in info move. the assumption for this booklet originated with a symposium that was once a part of a convention held on the Technical collage in Delft, Netherlands, in July of 1988, i. e. , lAPS 10, the 10th biannual convention of the "International organization for the learn of individuals and their actual atmosphere. " Authors awarded papers in keeping with their booklet chapters, and discussions ensued concerning the multiplied barriers of the sector, approximately theoretical, methodological, and sensible concerns, in addition to purposes in development assessment. different proper themes have been pointed out and a number of other extra authors have been invited to take part so as to around out the contents of this book.

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These decisions may be affected by earlier choices made about the purpose of the study, the buildings to be evaluated, the aspects of performance to be measured, the level of POE rigor to be applied, the evaluation tools to be employed, or the selected POE timing, cost and reporting method. In those instances where the participants have been determined early in the POE planning process the participants chosen can influence later decisions about POE purpose, building sample, aspects to be measured, rigor, evaluation tools, timing, cost and reporting method.

Where overall POE cost is pre-established by the client in the form of an allowable total budget for the complete study, the costing process is reversed. The total dollars available are allocated to each of the factors listed above and then decisions are made about each work plan component based upon its individual budget. Dollars WHITE 33 allocated to direct labor affect decisions about the building sample, the performance aspects to be measured, the tools to be used, the POE rigor, the participants, the timing and scheduling and the reporting method.

Some proposals are concerned with one important worry: "clean public toilets," "keep beggars and vagrants away because it's unpleasant to look at them," "abolish bikes in pedestrian areas," etc. " As if life would be much easier if just one worry could be taken care of! vJ....... ,e.. J hcff ~-;s Sf are-v.. ' Figure 29. " Or another: "Kassel is beautiful. No big changes! " 54 ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS Figure 30. " "Patch" is his metaphor for a necessary healing process of a derelict city, "paving" represents for lack of naturality, ecological indifference, etc.

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