||The management and use of knowledge from building evaluations
||Kernohan D, Isaacs N
||The School of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington has developed a genericprocess of participatory building evaluation. The process is equally useful for any typeand size of facility, for design proposals in preparation and for buildings in use. Thereasons for an organisation to undertake evaluations or to offer evaluation services differ.Evaluation programmes and services are usually geared to long term benefits while oneoff evaluations promote both immediate and long term action. The long term value toan organisation of an evaluation programme or of offering evaluation services may beconsiderably enhanced by an operational database which can be used to influencebuilding acquisition, operational policy and por tfdio management. However, it is ourexperience that the development of a knowledge database is not a straightforwardmatter.This paper discusses the issues of developing a database of the outcomes of buildingevaluations and reviews a number of approaches. The form and content of suchdatabases and their management and use are considered. The paper describes thedevelopment of a knowledge database for an international banking organisation basedon the information gained from participatory building evaluation activities. The processof information collection and the database structure are described. Methods of analysisare explained and some of the findings of these analyses presented. The paper concludesby outlining some of the difficulties of maintaining on-line databases and by cautioningthat, to date, they have not been well used in building design or management practice.
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Kernohan D, Isaacs N (1993).
The management and use of knowledge from building evaluations. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (ed.); Pre-proceedings of the first international conference on the management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993 (ISSN: 2706-6568),