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The role of feedback in building design 1980–2018 and onwards

Clements-Croome, D. (2019) The role of feedback in building design 1980–2018 and onwards. Building Services Engineering Research & Technology, 40 (1). pp. 5-12. ISSN 0143-6244

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1177/0143624418812982


This is a paper updating the paper I wrote on this topic for BSERT in issue 1 volume 1 in 1980. The original paper set out the causes of failure in building design as being due to various issues such as an inadequate brief, lack of data, poor communication, inadequate analysis or synthesis, quirks of human behaviour which could all contribute. Systematic appraisal – now referred to as post-occupancy evaluation – of buildings in use provides feedback which helps us to understand why theory and practice do not always agree and also gives evidence for improved building economics. It concluded that we have to involve users more in the design of buildings, and for the next generations, we need a much broader based education of building designers. This paper continues the theme by considering the latest methods of measurement and assessment which provide feedback data for sustainability but focusing more on health and wellbeing rating assessments.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment
ID Code:80544
Publisher:SAGE Publications


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