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Post-occupancy evaluation

By: Preiser, Wolfgang F. E.
Contributor(s): White, Edward T [Co-author] | Rabinowitz, Harvey Z [Co-author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxon Routledge 1988Description: xv, 198 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9781138888326.Subject(s): Architectural design--Evaluation | Buildings--Psychological aspects | Dwellings | Housing | Architecture | BuildingDDC classification: 720.723 Summary: Post-occupancy evaluation, focusing on building’s occupants and their needs, provides insight into the consequences of past design decisions and forms a sound basis for creating better buildings in the future. This book, first published in 1988, includes a review of the evolution of the field, a conceptual frame-work for POE, and pragmatic information on planning, conducting, and reporting POEs. Post-Occupancy Evaluation categorizes the approaches to building evaluation by describing the three levels of POE effort – indicative, investigative, and diagnostic, each differing in terms of time, resources, and personnel needed. In its scope Post-Occupancy Evaluation is both comprehensive and specific; professionals in the design and planning disciplines will find it an invaluable resource for understanding the theory behind POE’s and the procedures needed to put the theory into practice. https://www.routledge.com/Post-Occupancy-Evaluation-Routledge-Revivals-1st-Edition/Preiser-White-Rabinowitz/p/book/9781138888326
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Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface;
Acknowledgements;
Part 1: Post-Occupancy Evaluation – Background and Concepts;
1. Uses, Benefits, and History of POE
2. The Profession and POE
3. The Building Performance Concept;
Part 2: The Post-Occupancy Evaluation Process;
4. The POE Process Model
5. Planning the POE
6. Conducting the POE
7. Applying the POE;
Part 3: Post-Occupancy Evaluation Case Studies;
8. Indicative POEs of Four Senior Centers in Albuquerque, New Mexico
9. Investigating POE of the Agricultural Sciences Building – South, University of Kentucky
10. Diagnostic POEs of Elementary Schools in Columbus, Indiana; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

Post-occupancy evaluation, focusing on building’s occupants and their needs, provides insight into the consequences of past design decisions and forms a sound basis for creating better buildings in the future.

This book, first published in 1988, includes a review of the evolution of the field, a conceptual frame-work for POE, and pragmatic information on planning, conducting, and reporting POEs. Post-Occupancy Evaluation categorizes the approaches to building evaluation by describing the three levels of POE effort – indicative, investigative, and diagnostic, each differing in terms of time, resources, and personnel needed.

In its scope Post-Occupancy Evaluation is both comprehensive and specific; professionals in the design and planning disciplines will find it an invaluable resource for understanding the theory behind POE’s and the procedures needed to put the theory into practice.

https://www.routledge.com/Post-Occupancy-Evaluation-Routledge-Revivals-1st-Edition/Preiser-White-Rabinowitz/p/book/9781138888326

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