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d'Amato, M and Kauko, T (2012) Sustainability and risk premium estimation in property valuation and assessment of worth. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 174-85.

Donn, M, Selkowitz, S and Bordass, B (2012) The building performance sketch. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 186-208.

Kleindienst, S and Andersen, M (2012) Comprehensive annual daylight design through a goal-based approach. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 154-73.

Larsson, J, Eriksson, P E, Lingegård, S and Järvenpää, A (2022) Innovation outcomes and processes in infrastructure projects – a comparative study of Design-Build and Design-Build-Maintenance contracts. Construction Management and Economics, 40(02), 142–56.

Leiringer, R, Gottlieb, S C, Fang, Y and Mo, X (2022) In search of sustainable construction: the role of building environmental assessment methods as policies enforcing green building. Construction Management and Economics, 40(02), 104–22.

Sage, D, Dainty, A and Brookes, N (2012) A 'Strategy-as-Practice' exploration of lean construction strategizing. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 221-30.

Sandberg, N H and Brattebø, H (2012) Analysis of energy and carbon flows in the future Norwegian dwelling stock. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 123-39.

Schlegel, M, Trutnevyte, E and Scholz, R W (2012) Patterns of residential heat demand in rural Switzerland. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 140-53.

Sharafi, A, Amalnick, M S and Taleizadeh, A A (2022) Optimal readjustment of contract variables and the financial outcome of PPP projects in the operation period. Construction Management and Economics, 40(02), 87–103.

Soliman-Junior, J, Tzortzopoulos, P and Kagioglou, M (2022) Designers’ perspective on the use of automation to support regulatory compliance in healthcare building projects. Construction Management and Economics, 40(02), 123–41.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Healthcare design; automation; regulatory requirements; compliance checking;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2021.2022176
  • Abstract:
    Automation has been long explored to improve regulatory compliance during building design. Despite substantial research efforts on developing means to enable this process, there has been limited success in practical implementations. Designers’ inputs are often undervalued in such developments, leading to solutions that are not effectively incorporated into the design process. This issue is even more difficult in healthcare projects due to their complexity and convoluted regulatory frameworks. In this paper, we describe how designers perceive the use of automation to support regulatory compliance in healthcare projects, through the analysis of a series of semi-structured interviews. We found that regulatory documents have a large influence on design and their compliance often consists of an unformalised process in practice. Furthermore, we identified that subjectivity is perceived in requirements as needed due to the creativity involved in design, whereas automation can be understood as liberating in this context depending on how it is used. Improvement needs focussing on the revision of the regulatory framework as well as on software development have been highlighted by participants during the interviews, which led to the proposition of recommendations to help achieve their benefits in practice.

Tennant, S and Fernie, S (2012) The commercial currency of construction framework agreements. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 209-20.