These resources are the outcomes of projects or research the team has contributed to, or has been inspired by.
A Guide for Assisted Living - Towards LifeHome 21
The RIBA and the BRE launched guidance for architects and other built environment professionals involved in the design and adaptation of residences that meet the needs of the elderly and the chronically ill, to enable them to live active, independent and dignified lives.
The RIBA/BRE report, 'A Guide for Assisted Living', demonstrates how intuitive design and assisting technology can improve the quality of life, wellbeing and autonomy of individuals, and be delivered in effective, scalable and affordable ways.
Better Designed Buildings: Improving the Valuation of Intangibles
Full report available from firstname.lastname@example.org
RIBA Journal Practice Pages, August 2005.
This completed project was supported by the DTI under the Partners in Innovation programme, with partners as listed.
Whilst the construction industry knows a lot about measuring costs, far less is known about how to quantify the intangible benefits associated with design quality. Better valuation methods have the potential to release investment into the built environment, bringing with it higher design quality and better outcomes.
Eclipse Research Consultants, CABE, RICS, CIC, BIFM, DTI
Be/n CRISP Value Task Group Report
Be/nCRISP Value Task Group Report
The Value Task Group's mission was to communicate a strategy by which the built environment industry can add value to customers and society by shaping and delivering a sustainable environment and high quality of life.
This report sets out a programme of short and medium term research needs that will deepen understanding and support further development of these drivers. It seeks to identify a research agenda and to contribute to the building and maintaining of a community of inquiry and innovation in practice - ranging across practitioners, policy makers and academics - to broaden conceptions of value in decision making about the built environment.
Capturing the Value of Design
CABE report October 2006
Funded by CABE and published in the 'Value Handbook' by Sebastian Macmillan.
The RIBA has long been championing the real value that good design creates, but being able to quantify the arguments for clients and other non designers has always been difficult. Sebastian Macmillan—chair of the RIBA research committee—identified six types of value that help articulate the arguments: Exchange, Use, Image, Social, Environmental and Cultural value.
Corporate Social Responsibility in Building Procurement
Project by BRE, CIRIA, Constructing Excellence, English Partnerships, IoD, RICS, SBS Federation of small businesses, SEEDA, Gerald Eve
Free booklet Thinking Business Space
Project by Bill Bordass, Andrew Derbyshire, NHS Estates, Building Use Studies, DLE, CIC, RMJM, Defence Estates, Transco, Mowlem, Be, Hoare Lea, Buro Happold, DTI and user group with Penoyre & Prasad, Arup, Feilden Clegg Bradley and others
The Feedback Portfolio: Feedback Techniques from Usable Buildings
Good Practice Guide: Safer Surfaces to Walk on - Reducing the Risk of Slipping
Full report to purchase from CIRIA
Project by the HSE and CIRIA
An Institutional Analysis of Research in the UK Higher Education Sector
Full report (under 'Reports')
The main objective of this research project is to investigate to what extent innovation and excellence in research in architecture in the UK higher education sector has been influenced by institutional factors, what these factors are, the nature of their influence and what can be recommended for an improved institutional context.
The research also provides an overview of architectural research across the UK. A companion report is available which contains the findings from a study covering all the Scottish schools of architecture.
Paul Jenkins, Leslie Forsyth and Harry Smith
Managing Value Delivery in Design
Value in Design
RIBA Journal Practice Pages: May, June, July 2005
Project by Loughborough Univ., Sheppard Robson, ICE, CABE, CIBSE, Broadgate Estates, BAA, DLE, Be
Real Budget for Research, The
Report available on the CABE website
This is a joint study undertaken by CABE and nCRISP, addressing key questions about the current state of research funding into the built environment. Who is setting the agenda for research in construction and design? Who is funding this research? And how much funding is there?
The study makes a number of recommendations to encourage more effective use of the funding that exists, the development of a shared understanding of common research agendas, and steps to develop a more robust argument for enhancing the funding for built environment research.
CABE and nCRISP
Standards for the Repair of Buildings Following Flooding
CIRIA- Report by CIRIA, BRE Scotland
Building Research & Information (BRI) is a leading international refereed journal focused on buildings and their supporting systems. Unique to BRI is a focus on a holistic, transdisciplinary approach to buildings and the complexity of issues involving the built environment with other systems over the course of their life: planning, briefing, design, construction, occupation and use, property exchange and evaluation, maintenance, alteration and end of life.
Building Research & Information
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