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Ben Mahmoud, B, Lehoux, N and Blanchet, P (2024) Integration mechanisms for material suppliers in the construction supply chain: a systematic literature review. Construction Management and Economics, 42(01), 70–107.

Choudhary, R and Tian, W (2014) Influence of district features on energy consumption in non-domestic buildings. Building Research & Information, 42(01), 32-46.

Denny-Smith, G, Williams, M, Loosemore, M, Sunindijo, R Y and Piggott, L (2024) What social value do Indigenous contractors create?. Construction Management and Economics, 42(01), 16–34.

Dykes, C and Baird, G (2014) Performance benchmarks for non-domestic buildings: towards user perception benchmarks. Building Research & Information, 42(01), 62-71.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2014.832103
  • Abstract:
    While the indoor environment can affect occupants' perceptions of their comfort, health and productivity in buildings, little information exists on what would constitute appropriate benchmarks for these matters. If users' perceptions of building performance are to be addressed and improved, then it is essential to have a reliable, standardized set of benchmarks against which to measure them. A pilot study is presented that tested a range of benchmarking approaches using a small dataset of 30 commercial and institutional buildings. The database included the mean scores from each of the 30 buildings for each indoor environmental quality question in the Building Use Studies (BUS) questionnaire, including those on lighting, comfort, noise and the like. This dataset allowed exploration of the construction of potential benchmarks and the demonstration of systems that could be replicated internationally. It was found to be feasible to establish benchmarks from the questionnaire data received. The variety of forms these benchmarks can take is demonstrated; and the advantages and disadvantages of each are described. For example, absolute benchmarks had the advantage of being able to be assessed without the need for a representative sample, while relative benchmarks gave an assessment of how each variable rated against a larger dataset.

Hong, S-M, Paterson, G, Mumovic, D and Steadman, P (2014) Improved benchmarking comparability for energy consumption in schools. Building Research & Information, 42(01), 47-61.

Isaacs, N and Hills, A (2014) Understanding the New Zealand non-domestic building stock. Building Research & Information, 42(01), 95-108.

Liddiard, R (2014) Room-scale profiles of space use and electricity consumption in non-domestic buildings. Building Research & Information, 42(01), 72-94.

Nguyen Chau, T, Pham, T T T, Ha, T C V and Nguyen, D (2024) Corruption, market structure, and industry competition in the Vietnamese construction sector. Construction Management and Economics, 42(01), 54–69.

Rueda-Benavides, J, Gransberg, D, Khalafalla, M and Mayorga, C (2024) Probabilistic cost-based decision-making matrix: IDIQ vs. DBB contracting. Construction Management and Economics, 42(01), 1–15.

Steadman, P, Hamilton, I and Evans, S (2014) Energy and urban built form: an empirical and statistical approach. Building Research & Information, 42(01), 17-31.

Taylor, S, Fan, D and Rylatt, M (2014) Enabling urban-scale energy modelling: a new spatial approach. Building Research & Information, 42(01), 4-16.

Zhang, S, Leiringer, R and Winch, G (2024) Procuring infrastructure public-private partnerships: capability development and learning from an owner perspective. Construction Management and Economics, 42(01), 35–53.