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Al-Homoud, M S and Khan, M M (2004) Assessing safety measures in residential buildings in Saudi Arabia. Building Research & Information, 32(04), 300–5.

Al-Sabah, R, Menassa, C C and Hanna, A (2014) Evaluating impact of construction risks in the Arabian Gulf Region from perspective of multinational architecture, engineering and construction firms. Construction Management and Economics, 32(04), 382-402.

Andreu, I C and Oreszczyn, T (2004) Architects need environmental feedback. Building Research & Information, 32(04), 313–28.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: building performance; comfort; energy consumption; environmental performance; feedback; feed-forward; post-occupancy evaluation; sustainability; usability
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=x65wtk7gu6d6rf4r
  • Abstract:
    The role of environmental feedback within architects' offices is examined as a fundamental ingredient of sustainability. Three case study buildings are examined using a feedback exercise encompassing the whole building process from early key design decisions to occupation. Results show that sometimes design decisions are taken for aesthetic reasons without certainty on their environmental impact. Improvements are possible especially in energy consumption, glare, the usability of controls, the communication of strategies and comfort conditions. The architects report the feedback lessons relevant for their work. A systematic approach to project feedback is proposed with emphasis in feeding forward to new projects and recording decision-making. To close the information loop, briefs need explicitly to mention performance targets for energy use, management expectations, control requirements and to promote feedback itself.

Bowen, P, Allen, Y, Edwards, P, Cattell, K and Simbayi, L (2014) Guidelines for effective workplace HIV/AIDS intervention management by construction firms. Construction Management and Economics, 32(04), 362-81.

Carbonara, N, Costantino, N and Pellegrino, R (2014) Revenue guarantee in public-private partnerships: a fair risk allocation model. Construction Management and Economics, 32(04), 403-15.

Javed, A A, Lam, P T I and Chan, A P C (2014) Change negotiation in public-private partnership projects through output specifications: an experimental approach based on game theory. Construction Management and Economics, 32(04), 323-48.

Myers, D and Wyatt, P (2004) Rethinking urban capacity: identifying and appraising vacant buildings. Building Research & Information, 32(04), 285–92.

Perng, Y-H and Chang, C-L (2004) Data mining for government construction procurement. Building Research & Information, 32(04), 38.

Priemus, H (2004) Dutch contracting fraud and governance issues. Building Research & Information, 32(04), 306–12.

Roumboutsos, A and Saussier, S (2014) Public-private partnerships and investments in innovation: the influence of the contractual arrangement. Construction Management and Economics, 32(04), 349-61.

Wakili, K G, Bundi, R and Binder, B (2004) Effective thermal conductivity of vacuum insulation panels. Building Research & Information, 32(04), 293–9.