The Design Quality Manual: Improving Building Performance
February 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
The Design Quality Manual helps give an objective evaluation of
the qualitative aspects of design. Matrices with five defined
levels of quality have been developed that cover the key areas of
architecture, environmental engineering, user comfort conditions,
whole-life costs, detail design and user satisfaction. These can be
scored by a visual survey and professional judgement and then
augmented by scientific measurement where possible (e.g.
temperature, lighting and sound levels). The resultant scores allow
comparisons in terms of overall and specific aspects of building
performance and design quality.
The Manual covers schools, hospitals and housing and offers a set of criteria by which to judge a broad range of design values; it focuses the design team on the needs of the end user and on the overall building performance.
2. Building procurement.
- Offers a set of criteria by which to judge a broad range of
- Readable and knowledgeable - based on solid research and
conveys information effectively
- BRE’s branding is authoritative and independent – known for its definitive judgement as the consultants’ consultant.
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