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Post-occupancy evaluation - where are you?

Cooper, I 2001, 'Post-occupancy evaluation - where are you? ' , Building Research and Information, 29 (2) , pp. 158-163.

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Abstract

This paper provides a historical context for the Probe studies reported in this special issue by describing the stalled development of post-occupancy evaluation (POE) in Britain since the 1960s. It charts 40 years of continuing academic, professional and commercial neglect of POE as a mainstream activity in the procurement of buildings in Britain. It notes the current resurgence of interest in the "customer care" focus of the Egan Report. And it closes by identifying a re-emerging research agenda for POE in Britain. This could include its use for benchmarking progress in the transition towards more sustainable production and consumption of the built environment.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Building Research and Information
Publisher: Routledge Taylor Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1466-4321
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2007 10:54
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/675

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