DOI: 10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.148

Authors: Alaa Abdou

Abstract:

Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is a process of systematically evaluating the performance of buildings after they are built and occupied for some time. The purpose of such a study is to measure its users’ satisfaction with its performance and determine whether or not the building fulfils its original design objectives. The main aim of the research work presented in this paper is to carry out a POE process to a single medical department/unit. A proposed criteria for POE is presented, which contain two main parts: technical evaluation, and occupants’ perception measurement through a questionnaire survey. This paper reports on the questionnaire survey that measures the end user satisfaction for “In Vitro Fertilization” (IVF) in Al Ain city, UAE. It is expected that the result of this research project will raise awareness of integrating the concept of POE within the facility management processes of UAE healthcare projects and feed forward the positive and negative lessons learned into improving the design of current and future healthcare project in the UAE

Keywords: component; Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE), questinnaire survey, In Vitro Fertilization, Healthcare Buidings.

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