Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What is the value of user participation in Building Design?

User participation
An important question in relation to user participation is, whether genuine participation requires real
influence on decisions about the building project. This has been investigated in relation to a
Norwegian hospital project in Trondheim [Jensø, 1999].

How REN (Real Estates Norms) can be used as a method for evaluating office location and office buildings?

o Identify property
o Identify REN structure as related to the building, i.e. location and building, their features and sub-features.

What are the benefits associated with STM.

In summary, you get all of these excellent benefits when you join:
  • Publisher Advocacy
  • Legal & Legislative Efforts

STM method is versatile set of tools that can be used in many different ways to help plans. Comment.

The Serviceability Tools and Methods (ST&M), which incorporate the ASTM standards, offer a macro, broad
brush methodology appropriate for strategic decision making in office facility procurement. They were
developed by the International Centre for Facilities (ICF) as a way of dealing with the relationship between
users and their facilities and to bridge the gap between the occupants’ “lay-persons’ language”,

Narrate the steps involved in Building Quality Assessment.

This report demonstrates that alternative assessments, nonstandardized ways of assessment, are more comprehensive ways of exhibiting student achievement. Alternative assessment includes such things as portfolios, checklists, rubrics, surveys, student-involved assignments,

Differentiate between Building Quality Assessment and Physical Building Audit.

An audit engagement is an assurance engagement, but not all assurance engagements are audits.

Audit of financial statements—The objective of an audit of financial statements is to enable the auditor to express an opinion whether the financial statements are prepared,
in all material respects, in accordance with an applicable financial reporting framework. An audit of financial statements is an assurance engagement.

Elaborate the term “Place Making”; also highlight the necessary tasks to be carried out in the process of place making.

As Placemaking continues to grow as a mainstream idea, PPS warns against its transformation into a fashionable “brand,” which would narrow and diminish its fundamental importance for communities everywhere.

What are the possible issues and options that are kept in mind while planning a Building Evaluation?

Building Evaluation Activity
This activity is provided as an optional element of the IAAI/USFA Vacant/Abandoned Building Evaluation program. It is intended to provide participants with hands on experience in evaluating vacant or abandoned structures using the IAAI/USFA Evaluation form.