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Che Ibrahim, C K I and Belayutham, S (2020) A knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) study on prevention through design: a dynamic insight into civil and structural engineers in Malaysia. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 16(02), 131–49.
Hassanain, M A, Alamoudi, A, Al-Hammad, A and Abdallah, A (2020) Barriers to the implementation of POE practices in the Saudi Arabian building industry. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 16(02), 150–65.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: Post-occupancy evaluation; barriers; building industry; stakeholders; economic; owners’ awareness;
- ISBN/ISSN: 1745-2007
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2019.1706440
This study aims to identify and assess the major barriers to post-occupancy evaluation (POE) implementation in the Saudi Arabian building industry. A literature review was conducted to identify 27 barriers to POE implementation in the building industry. A questionnaire survey was completed by a targeted sample of 150 building industry professionals, including 30 representatives of each influential discipline, namely architectural/engineers (A/Es), construction engineers (CEs), real estate developers (REDs), facilities managers (FMs) and owners. The findings indicated a low level of awareness of POE among these professionals, especially owners. The five most significant barriers according to the five parties were ‘lack of /inadequate resources for the POE (financial, time and man-power)’, ‘POE is not an integrated element of the standard facility delivery process’, ‘lack of knowledge on POE procedures and processes’, ‘there is no legal provision for POE in the building industry’, and ‘management's preference to increase income at the expense of conducting POE’. This research represents the first study to conduct a thorough survey of the key barriers to POE implementation in Saudi Arabia. The findings highlighted the significance of the economic barriers in the implementation of POE practices. The study also demonstrated the lack of awareness about the practice of POE among the owners of building projects. Finally, recommendations for overcoming the barriers to POE implementation in the building industry were provided.
Hassanain, M A, Sanni-Anibire, M O, Mahmoud, A S and Hamida, M B (2020) Design guidelines for the functional efficiency of laboratory facilities. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 16(02), 115–30.
Mellado, F, Wong, P F, Amano, K, Johnson, C and Lou, E C W (2020) Digitisation of existing buildings to support building assessment schemes: viability of automated sustainability-led design scan-to-BIM process. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 16(02), 84–99.
Munir, M, Kiviniemi, A, Jones, S and Finnegan, S (2020) BIM-based operational information requirements for asset owners. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 16(02), 100–14.