ERIC Number: ED135106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
'Buildings in Use' Study. Field Tests Manual.
Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
This report is one product of the 'Buildings in Use' study. The overall study examines architectural attributes of existing buildings in order to determine how they have performed technically and functionally, and the relationship between the environment of the building and the behavior of its user population. Four elementary schools in Columbus, Indiana, are examined. These schools, designed by nationally prominent architects, were completed in 1962, 1966, 1969, and 1972. The two older schools contain traditional classrooms; the two more recent utilize semi-open (1969) and open (1972) educational and design concepts. The schools are similar in size (500-600 students) and in the social characteristics of their students. Technical studies have been carried out in the following areas: exterior walls; roofs; interior walls; floors; ceilings; acoustics; lighting; and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. This document presents nearly 100 field tests in these areas with performance objectives, test methods, and descriptions of the conditions each test measures. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Building Systems, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Facility Guidelines, Facility Utilization Research, Field Studies, Performance Criteria, Performance Specifications, School Buildings, Testing
School of Architecture, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 ($2.00, or $5.00 for set of 3 reports; make check payable to the School of Architecture and Urban Planning)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Note: For related documents, see EA 009 244-245