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|Title: ||Beyond scoring: facilitating enhanced evaluation of the design quality of NHS healthcare buildings|
|Authors: ||Thomson, Derek S.|
O'Keeffe, Dennis J.
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
|Keywords: ||Design evaluation|
NHS policy intent
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Publisher: ||The Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) © The authors|
|Citation: ||THOMSON, D.S., O'KEEFFE, D. and DAINTY, A.R.J., 2011. Beyond scoring: facilitating enhanced evaluation of the design quality of NHS healthcare buildings. IN: Proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference of the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre, HaCIRC 2011. Global Health Infrastructure - Challenges for the Next Decade, 26th-28th September 2011, Manchester, pp. 68 - 82.|
|Abstract: ||The evaluation of design quality using prescribed instruments, as now mandated by the UK
National Health Service (NHS), provides a research opportunity to acquire understanding of the
social interaction of the project stakeholder groups when they are engaged in design evaluation
activities. This paper argues that there is a pressing need for such a study, as without it, such
evaluations may be unnecessarily limited. This paper argues for a fresh and pluralistic approach
to be applied to the evaluation of the design quality of NHS healthcare facilities which
complements the methods currently used which are enshrined within prescribed instruments.
The new approach uses an interpretative research paradigm to understand the social
interactions of the project stakeholders whilst they use the prescribed instruments. The decision
to adopt such a pluralistic approach is discussed. The users of this work may include those who
seek to improve the design quality of NHS healthcare buildings.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.haciric.org/static/doc/events/HaCIRIC_11_conference_proceedings.pdf|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers (Civil and Building Engineering)|
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