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Barrett, P, Sharma, M and Zeisel, J (2019) Optimal spaces for those living with dementia: principles and evidence. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 734–46.

Eberhardt, L C M, Birgisdóttir, H and Birkved, M (2019) Life cycle assessment of a Danish office building designed for disassembly. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 666–80.

Ferreira, C, Canhoto Neves, L, Silva, A and de Brito, J (2019) Stochastic Petri-net models to predict the degradation of ceramic claddings. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 697–715.

Hanc, M, McAndrew, C and Ucci, M (2019) Conceptual approaches to wellbeing in buildings: a scoping review. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 767–83.

Kowaltowski, D C C K, Muianga, E A D, Granja, A D, Moreira, D d C, Bernardini, S P and Castro, M R (2019) A critical analysis of research of a mass-housing programme. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 716–33.

Schoenefeldt, H (2019) The House of Commons: a precedent for post-occupancy evaluation. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 635–65.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: building science; environmental design; facility management; feedback; historic environments; history; intelligent buildings; interdisciplinary collaboration; post-occupancy evaluation (POE);
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2019.1547547
  • Abstract:
    Building scientists have retraced the origins of modern post-occupancy evaluations (POEs) to the 1960s, but this paper shows that the use of POEs and their integration into the process of improving building performance has been a more longstanding practice. Focusing on the post-occupancy history of the House of Commons from 1854 until 1941 as a case study, this paper examines the nature and functions of these earlier precursors of modern POEs. A review of original archive material illuminates how POEs allowed Parliament as an organization to establish a large repository of knowledge on building performance, offering insights into technological, environmental and human factors. To understand the nature of these historic practices, however, it is critical to distinguish between POE functions that were embedded within the routine operational procedures, led by an in-house team of attendants, and those covered by several larger studies. The latter were more in-depth inquiries conducted by the Office of Works in collaboration with parliamentary committees, scientific researchers and in-house technical staff. These historic practices have also highlighted the role of institutional structures in enabling better collaboration between end users and facilities management in the process of operating, assessing and improving buildings in use.

Ströbele, B and Lützkendorf, T (2019) Communicating environmental information: rethinking options for construction products. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 681–96.

Zhang, Y, Tzortzopoulos, P and Kagioglou, M (2019) Healing built-environment effects on health outcomes: environment–occupant–health framework. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 747–66.