Building Evaluation Techniques

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George Baird
McGraw-Hill, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 207 pages
If you work in, around, or with buildings, you can't afford to be without this guide to state-of-the-art methods for monitoring and understanding their performance.
Written by an international team of architectural and construction experts, the book offers you step-by-step assistance in evaluating all aspects of a building - from its capability to meet the demands of its occupants to individual workplace design to managing energy consumption and maintenance procedures.
Building Evaluation Techniques features expert accounts of building evaluation methods now used in North America, Europe, and Australia, illustrated by detailed case studies; more than 120 concepts, techniques, and tools for evaluating nearly any type of building; guidance on a range of evaluation systems - including BQA (Building Quality Assessment), REN (Real Estate Norm), and STM (Serviceability Tools and Methods); and techniques and information to help you design and conduct your own building evaluation.
You'll also find helpful advice on working with building owners and clients - plus definitions of key building terms and numerous reference sources.

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About the author (1996)

George Baird is Partner in Baird/Sampson Architects in Toronto and Professor of Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

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