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Borgeson, S and Brager, G (2011) Comfort standards and variations in exceedance for mixed-mode buildings. Building Research & Information, 39(02), 33.

C├óndido, C, Lamberts, R, de Dear, R, Bittencourt, L and de Vecchi, R (2011) Towards a Brazilian standard for naturally ventilated buildings: guidelines for thermal and air movement acceptability. Building Research & Information, 39(02), 145–53.

de Dear, R (2011) Revisiting an old hypothesis of human thermal perception: alliesthesia. Building Research & Information, 39(02), 108–17.

Guo, K, Zhang, L and Wang, T (2021) Concession period optimisation in complex projects under uncertainty: a public–private partnership perspective. Construction Management and Economics, 39(02), 156–72.

Le, P L, Jarroudi, I, Dao, T and Chaabane, A (2021) Integrated construction supply chain: an optimal decision-making model with third-party logistics partnership. Construction Management and Economics, 39(02), 133–55.

Moezzi, M and Goins, J (2011) Text mining for occupant perspectives on the physical workplace. Building Research & Information, 39(02), 169–82.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: building performance; indoor environmental quality; occupant adaptation; occupant perceptions; text analysis; workplace satisfaction
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2011.556008
  • Abstract:
    An analysis is presented of occupants' responses from a commercial building indoor environment satisfaction survey database. Building from satisfaction ratings and standardized categorical responses collected in surveys for 192 office buildings in the United States, text analysis software is used to analyse text responses to open-ended survey questions, focusing on occupants' perspectives on the workplace and building overall, temperature, and acoustics. These occupant texts detail interactions between occupants and their physical environment in a technical sense, but also interpret these interactions, assess their consequences, and reflect on social relationships and other matters that lie outside dimension-by-dimension assessments of the physical environment. Viewed together these texts reveal a user-centred perspective that points to issues that rest below the surface of more technical analyses of buildings, such as over air-conditioning, worker stress and frustration, workplace usability, and relationships between physical and other aspects of the workplace. Attending to this perspective could lead to improvements in occupant experience, building and technology design, building operations, and survey research, as well as inform initiatives that require occupant adaptation and cooperation, including those for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Scharpff, J, Schraven, D, Volker, L, Spaan, M T J and de Weerdt, M M (2021) Can multiple contractors self-regulate their joint service delivery? A serious gaming experiment on road maintenance planning. Construction Management and Economics, 39(02), 99–116.

Strengers, Y and Maller, C (2011) Integrating health, housing and energy policies: social practices of cooling. Building Research & Information, 39(02), 154–68.

Wang, R, Lu, W and Wei, Y (2021) Owners’ use of contract-based power in construction project transactions: restrictions from process specificity and uncertainty. Construction Management and Economics, 39(02), 117–32.

Zhang, H, Arens, E and Pasut, W (2011) Air temperature thresholds for indoor comfort and perceived air quality. Building Research & Information, 39(02), 134–44.

Zhang, J and Yuan, X (2021) Stochastic modelling of maintenance flexibility in Value for Money assessment of PPP road projects. Construction Management and Economics, 39(02), 173–91.