The newly-formed ASHRAE UK Midlands Section has its first, free seminar on the topic of 'Post Occupancy Evaluation' on 26th April 2016 in Loughborough.
Edward Murphy, director of Ollio, the sustainability and building performance consultancy, is the speaker.
His seminar 'Post Occupancy Evaluation... Who cares?' an overview of his experiences in a number of award winning building projects, giving an insight into the post occupancy evaluation research that he has conducted over the past decade.
The talk also addresses what the research suggests the property procurement industry needs to do to capitalize on better techniques now available from other product design industries. These techniques could help facilitate more robust and user-led pre and post occupancy evaluation practice.
If adopted widely, the new techniques could radically improve the value of POE for clients and their businesses, creating the motivation for them to request and pay for it as a separate performance led professional service. This would then lead to better valuation of our built products and services, as a result of deeper end-user engagement in the design process, and happier, healthier and more productive occupants in the end.
Edward presents the fresh thinking and new research in this area, with a vision that pre and post occupancy
evaluation techniques pushing beyond existing Soft Landings methods, to revolutionize how end-users
feel about what we deliver as an industry and come to expect and value the post-handover care that we can
and are expected to provide.