Managing the Brief for Better Design by Alastair Blyth, John Worthington

By Alastair Blyth, John Worthington

In keeping with large study, this publication bargains an knowing of the briefing method and its value to the outfitted setting. The assurance extends past new construct masking briefing for providers and fit-outs. ready via an skilled and popular staff of authors, the e-book truly explains how very important the briefing strategy is to either the development providing good designed constructions and to their consumers achieve them. The textual content is illustrated through 5 very good examples of powerful perform, drawn from DEGW adventure.

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Infant organisations will have one unit of accomodation housing a range of functions, whilst established organisations have specialized premises for individual functions. Predicting future demand Compared with the speed that many organisations change today, buildings take a long time to procure. For a 5000 m2 building from inception of need to completion the process may take five years, the time equivalent of at least two complete product life cycles in today’s electronics industry. Few organisations with any confidence can afford to build only to meet today’s needs.

Workplace strategies, Chapman and Hall 1996. 6 DEGW, Design for Change: The Architecture of DEGW, Watermark/Birkhauser, Basel 1997. 7 Cassells, S. , Organisations and obsessions: the culture of facilities, New Realities. 8 PROBE Occupant Surveys. A series of post-occupancy evaluations carried out on a range of buildings including offices, further education buildings and a health centre. So far 17 have been visited. The PROBE project is a collaborative research project conducted by Building Services Journal co-funded by the DETR Partners in Innovation Initiative and managed by ESD with Building Use Studies and William Bordass Associates.

This may be repeated at perhaps half-hourly intervals throughout the day to build a profile of how the spaces are being used and at what intensity. 7: Mapping the occupancy of different spaces can be done to show use throughout a typical day. However, care must be taken to analyse the data within the context of the organisation. For example, the low level of telephone work may suggest that not much cellular office space is needed. But in a legal practice it is vital for client confidentiality, whereas in a sales environment the ‘buzz’ from telephone sales activity in an open plan environment may be important.

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