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Boyd, P, Larsen, G D and Schweber, L (2015) The co-development of technology and new buildings: incorporating building integrated photovoltaics. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 349-60.

Cole, R J (2005) Building environmental assessment methods: redefining intentions and roles. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 455–67.

Galea, N, Powell, A, Loosemore, M and Chappell, L (2015) Designing robust and revisable policies for gender equality: lessons from the Australian construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 375-89.

Gomes, V and Silva, M G d (2005) Exploring sustainable construction: implications from Latin America. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 428–40.

Gosling, J, Naim, M, Towill, D, Abouarghoub, W and Moone, B (2015) Supplier development initiatives and their impact on the consistency of project performance. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 390-403.

Hook, M, Stehn, L and Brege, S (2015) The development of a portfolio of business models: a longitudinal case study of a building material company. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 334-48.

Kaatz, E, Root, D and Bowen, P (2005) Broadening project participation through a modified building sustainability assessment. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 441–54.

Larsson, N (2005) Regionalism and sustainable development: genesis of SB04. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 397–404.

Lorenz, D, Lützkendorf, T and Panek, A (2005) Sustainable construction in Central/Eastern Europe: implications from SB04 in Warsaw. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 416–27.

Löwstedt, M (2015) ‘Taking off my glasses in order to see’: exploring practice on a building site using self-reflexive ethnography. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 404-14.

O’Keeffe, D, Thomson, D and Dainty, A (2015) Evaluating the design of hospitals within a practice order network. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 415-27.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2015.1072639
  • Abstract:
    Design evaluation is a complex and rich social practice that is organized and distinguished by its practical understandings, rules, general understandings and teleoaffective structures. This praxiographic study of a major National Health Service (NHS) hospital project uses practice theory to investigate the concept of design evaluation as 'a practice'. By applying Theodore Schatzki's site ontology, design evaluation practices are revealed to respond to dynamic teleoaffective structures that highlight the role of both practical intelligibility and the intertwined impact of external policy stipulations. Through this theoretical lens, fresh insight into the actuality of NHS hospital design evaluation praxis is provided that questions some of the axioms upon which such processes are assumed to operate. In particular, the appropriateness of the decontextualized and deterministic processes currently found in UK government design policy is questioned. It is posited that an approach to design evaluation grounded in Schatzki's practice theory has greater potential to improve the design quality of NHS healthcare buildings that could, in turn, improve patient healthcare outcomes.

Plessis, C d (2005) Action for sustainability: preparing an African plan for sustainable building and construction. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 405–15.

Seboni, L and Tutesigensi, A (2015) Project manager-to-project allocations in practice: an empirical study of the decision-making practices of a multi-project based organization. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 428-43.

Sherratt, F (2015) Legitimizing public health control on sites? A critical discourse analysis of the Responsibility Deal Construction Pledge. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 444-52.

Sherratt, F, Crapper, M, Foster-Smith, L and Walsh, S (2015) Safety and volunteer construction workers. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 361-74.

Shibeika, A and Harty, C (2015) Diffusion of digital innovation in construction: a case study of a UK engineering firm. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 453-66.

Ulubeyli, S, Arslan, V and Kivrak, S (2015) A semiotic analysis of cartoons about occupational health and safety issues in the construction workplace. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 467-83.

Viking, A and Lidelöw, S (2015) Exploring industrialized housebuilders’ interpretations of local requirements using institutional logics. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 484-94.

Xiong, B, Skitmore, M and Xia, B (2015) Exploring and validating the internal dimensions of occupational stress: evidence from construction cost estimators in China. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 495-507.