POST-OCCUPANCY EVALUATION STUDY OF A UNIVERSITY PREMISES IN CAIRO, EGYPT

Sameh El-Feki, M.S. Saleh

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Abstract

This study introduces a post-occupancy evaluation to assess the performance of one of the buildings at MSA University (a pioneer private university) in Cairo, Egypt, from the users’ perspective. The main objective of this study is to understand the relationship between the built environment demonstrated in the Faculty of Engineering indoor spaces and the needs of the college community comprising the students and staff. This will underpin the strengths and shortcomings of the present design to facilitate future improvements. The adopted methodology utilizes a number of assessment techniques, including observation, walk-through, questionnaires and interviews. The study culminates with a number of recommended actions to improve the building’s performance from the users’ (students and staff) perspective, which have a strong impact on the learning experience. These are classified into immediate, intermediate-term and long-term actions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599
Number of pages616
JournalJournal of Engineering Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University
Volume46
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 6 2018

Keywords

  • post-occupancy evaluation
  • building performance
  • indoor spaces
  • user’s satisfaction
  • higher education buildings
  • Cairo

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