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.
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
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