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Chan, K H (2010) Critical factors in adopting cooling media for central air-conditioning systems in Hong Kong. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 6(01), 31–47.

Maneschi, K and Melhado, S (2010) Scope of design for production of partition walls and facade coverings. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 6(01), 3–17.

Ornstein, S W and Ono, R (2010) Post-occupancy evaluation and design quality in Brazil: concepts, approaches and an example of application. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 6(01), 48–67.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: best practices; Brazilian design quality; building performance; design quality; post-occupancy evaluation; school buildings
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1745-2007
  • URL: http://earthscan.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/earthscan/aedm/2010/00000006/00000001/art00004
  • Abstract:
    This article aims to describe the origins and evolution of post-occupancy evaluation (POE) activities in Brazil. This methodology was consolidated in the Brazilian academic field in the mid-1990s. Whenever possible, parallels between activities carried out in this country and abroad are pointed out. Emphasis is given to the possibility of using POE to improve design quality, especially in architecture, and its use in the management of designing processes. In this sense, the article shows the benefits of POE studies applied in different types of occupancies. Specifically, a case study of school building is presented. Finally, a number of conclusions are drawn regarding prognoses as to the limits of its use in the professional practice of architects, urban planners and designers. The POE's potential to provide feedback for positive design practices, benchmarks, and for updating building codes and standards is also discussed.

Thyssen, M H, Emmitt, S, Bonke, S and Kirk-Christoffersen, A (2010) Facilitating client value creation in the conceptual design phase of construction projects: a workshop approach. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 6(01), 18–30.

Yang, F and Bouchlaghem, D (2010) Genetic algorithm-based multiobjective optimization for building design. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 6(01), 68–82.