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Adegoriola, M I, Yung, E H K, Lai, J H K, Chan, E H and Yevu, S K (2023) Understanding the influencing factors of heritage building maintenance management: findings from developed and developing regions. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 605–24.

Fauth, J, Pasetti Monizza, G and Malacarne, G (2023) Understanding processes on digital building permits – a case study in South Tyrol. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 518–32.

Forooraghi, M, Miedema, E, Ryd, N, Wallbaum, H and Babapour Chafi, M (2023) Relationship between the design characteristics of activity-based flexible offices and users’ perceptions of privacy and social interactions. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 588–604.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Activity-based working; office design; post-occupancy evaluation; work environment; layout analysis; case study;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2023.2180343
  • Abstract:
    Activity-based flexible offices (AFOs) provide a variety of workspaces to meet the need for social interactions and privacy at work. This study investigates the relationship between the design characteristics of AFOs and users’ perceptions of visual and acoustic privacy and social interactions. This case study is based on post-occupancy evaluations in three AFO layouts at a public service organization in Sweden. A mixed-method approach is adopted that combines questionnaires and layout analysis. In general, the results showed that while aesthetics received the highest satisfaction scores, office functionality, task support, storage and visual and acoustic privacy received the lowest ratings. Key design characteristics for AFOs were operationalized, observed and exemplified: zone diversity, proportion, readability, spatial enclosure, sharing ratios and functionality of furniture and tools. These insights may contribute to better-informed decisions about the design characteristics that influence privacy and social interactions in AFOs.

Galvin, R (2023) How prebound effects compromise the market premium for energy efficiency in German house sales. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 501–17.

Liang, R, Li, R and Chong, H (2023) Sustainable supplier selection for prefabricated megaprojects during COVID-19: a novel large group decision-making model. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 533–54.

Loosemore, M, Keast, R and Alkilani, S (2023) The drivers of social procurement policy adoption in the construction industry: an Australian perspective. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 555–67.

Zhang, Z, Fang, K, Zhang, S, Zhang, W, Wang, X and Furuya, N (2023) Physical environmental factors that affect users’ willingness to visit neighbourhood centres in China. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 568–87.