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Gillott, C, Davison, B and Densley Tingley, D (2022) Drivers, barriers and enablers: construction sector views on vertical extensions. Building Research & Information, 50(08), 909–23.

Lou, J, Lu, W, Xu, J, Li, X and Wang, J (2022) Nomenclature for offsite construction. Building Research & Information, 50(08), 894–908.

Manahasa, O and Manahasa, E (2022) Trained and untrained children explore school spaces in Albania: assessment and participation in children’s well-being. Building Research & Information, 50(08), 827–44.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Children; participatory methods; school building; well-being;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2022.2081121
  • Abstract:
    This study focuses on evaluating school spaces with children’s participation, aiming to learn its impact on children’s well-being and their involvement in school design. The study uses data from a visual and a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) questionnaire, conducted with randomly selected (N = 92) untrained children (age 10–14) and another group (N = 25) trained earlier in several participatory workshops. The first questionnaire asks both groups to evaluate international examples of innovative school buildings. The second is a POE of the involved children’s school building. The primary objective is to examine the evaluation of both groups and their preferences about school spaces. The questionnaires showed that children focus on specific school spaces, whereas visuals encourage them to think holistically. Girls and younger children from both groups are more expressive, meanwhile all trained children exhibit positive social interaction. When evaluating their school, trained children’s fairness is significantly higher than the untrained group. Insights collected help drive change in school management and design. The study suggests using both a visual questionnaire and POE with trained and untrained children as complementary tools to provide a comprehensive and reliable method to collect information about school design. Systematic involvement of children positively affects their well-being.

Migliore, A, Rossi-Lamastra, C and Tagliaro, C (2022) Are workspaces gender neutral? A literature review and a research agenda. Building Research & Information, 50(08), 924–48.

Obeidat, B and Jaradat, E A R (2022) The influence of virtual human representations on first-year architecture students’ perceptions of digitally designed spaces: a pilot study. Building Research & Information, 50(08), 845–58.

Ruge, J, Dimitrova, V, Grubbauer, M and Bögle, A (2022) Models, mock-ups and materials: artefacts of collaboration in the planning of large-scale construction projects. Building Research & Information, 50(08), 881–93.

Skrzypczak, I, Oleniacz, G, Leśniak, A, Zima, K, Mrówczyńska, M and Kazak, J K (2022) Scan-to-BIM method in construction: assessment of the 3D buildings model accuracy in terms inventory measurements. Building Research & Information, 50(08), 859–80.