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AJ housing survey: post-occupancy not on architects' radar


I think the point is really in order for meaningful POE to be undertaken that Architects generally need to get a better grip on what exactly they are trying to achieve. What are our standard measures going to be? Some will say temperature or humidity, others will say more subjective indicators, such as user happiness surveys, or the number of perceived faults and so on. How long are we talking - a one off exercise say 6 months on is interesting, but what really useful data does it provide - longer on-going evaluations are generally going to provide better data. The other issue is cultural, some people will welcome Architects and designers into their homes, however, we cannot impose ourselves on the end users. Perhaps, where they have an agreeable landlord on-going access can be established, but that is closing our eyes to an awful lot of other buildings. Glad we having this debate, design feedback loops are essential, yet they are so rare in Construction.

Posted date

13 February, 2015

Posted time

10:55 am