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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
Design quality
Epistemology
NHS policy intent
Pluralism
Social interaction
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
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9679
Publisher Link: http://www.haciric.org/static/doc/events/HaCIRIC_11_conference_proceedings.pdf
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