Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Martin Cook

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470759639.ch1

The Design Quality Manual: Improving Building Performance

The Design Quality Manual: Improving Building Performance

How to Cite

Cook, M. (2007) Introduction, in The Design Quality Manual: Improving Building Performance, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470759639.ch1

Author Information

  1. Building Research Establishment Ltd

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 5 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130882

Online ISBN: 9780470759639

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Keywords:

  • design quality;
  • building performance;
  • life cycle;
  • maintenance;
  • repair

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Overview of design quality and building performance

  • Building procurement systems

  • Chequered history of building procurement systems

  • Cultural context of building procurement systems – public v. private?

  • Architects and social status

  • Architecture: art, profession or commercial enterprise?

  • Client's changing needs and objectives

  • References