Case study of using user pre-occupancy evaluation method in facilitating designer-client communication

Weilin Shen, Qiping Shen

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Abstract

There are constant interactions between the clients and designers during the briefing and early design stage in a building project. Problems usually stem from the fact that clients cannot fully understand the habitual representation of the design, such as 2D drawings, due to their limited comprehensive in three-dimensional space. Another problem is also the lack of a framework to guide the inexperienced clients to review the design solution systematically. This paper introduces a case study of using a User Pre-Occupancy Evaluation Method (UPOEM) in a campus project. In this case study, this UPOEM is compared with the traditional designer-client communication method on the effect of improving clients' performance. The result of this case study indicated that the UPOEM provided a potential to improve the clients' performance at understanding the future built environment as well as design review.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011
EditorsSamson Zhoujun Liu, Arshad Ali Javed, Faye Danfei Ni, Allan Weilin Shen
PublisherFaculty of Construction and Land Use, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Pages653-660
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789881731173
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 11 Jul 201112 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011
Volume2

Conference

Conference3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period11/07/1112/07/11

Keywords

  • Architectural design
  • BIM
  • Designer-client communication
  • Pre-occupancy evaluation
  • Virtual prototype

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Science(all)

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