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POST OCCUPANCY EVALUATION IN THE PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE A CASE STUDY OF LUTFI KIRDAR CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

2010-01-01
Tanyer, Ali Murat
Pembegül, Tuğba
In recent years, changing market conditions and limitations on resources have put enormous stress on the construction industry (1). Projects’ scope gets complex and clients / owners are now asking construction professionals to deliver more qualified products for less budget. In order to achieve a more effective project delivery mechanism, getting constructive feedback from previously implemented projects is getting more and more important. Evaluating the performance of buildings after they have been occupied is an important step of project life cycle that provides feedback to the professionals related to the building. This systematic and detailed inspection, carried out with the users of the building, is called Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE). POE provides credible evidence about the positive and negative aspects of the buildings from the users’ point of view. As a result of ensuring that feedback is applied throughout the process, building quality is protected during planning and construction and later, during occupation and operations (Preiser and Vischer, 2005).