Assessing Building Performance by Wolfgang F E Preiser, Jacqueline C Vischer

By Wolfgang F E Preiser, Jacqueline C Vischer

The construction functionality assessment (BPE) framework emphasizes an evaluative stance during the six levels of the development supply and lifestyles cycle: (1) strategic planning/needs research; (2) application overview; (3) layout evaluation; (4) post-construction evaluation/review; (5) post-occupancy evaluate; and, (6) amenities administration review/adaptive reuse.The classes discovered from confident and adverse construction functionality are fed into destiny development supply cycles. The case experiences illustrate how this simple technique has been tailored to more than a few cultural contexts, and shows the optimistic result of development functionality evaluation in a variety of situations.Practical suggestion on assessing and tracking development functionality.

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Building performance evaluation identifies both successes and failures in building performance by placing an emphasis on human factors and on the interaction between designed physical settings and building systems. Using the BPE approach as standard practice will help professionals to establish a performance-based approach to building design and an evaluative framework that improves outcomes throughout the design and building delivery cycle, extending through the life cycle of the building. Benefits include better quality of the built environment; greater occupant comfort and a more satisfactory experience in visiting, using, or working in a facility; improved staff morale; improved productivity; and significant cost savings.

As a formal and systematic review process, this loop is intended to insure that owners’ expectations, as well as obligatory standards and norms, are met in the constructed building. This feedback loop is a ‘reality check’: it ensures that the builder fulfils his contract and that specific building performance criteria are made explicit, as well as compliance with relevant standards and norms. Chapter 6, on building commissioning, explains the construction phase and feedback loop. Phase 5 – occupancy: in temporal terms, this phase is the longest of all those described.

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