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Briefing For Buildings - A Practical Guide For Clients And Their Design Teams

  • 04:00 - 3 June, 2018
Briefing For Buildings - A Practical Guide For Clients And Their Design Teams
Briefing For Buildings - A Practical Guide For Clients And Their Design Teams

Every building project should start with the development of a brief. A good brief clearly explains what the client wants from the project and provides the design team with the information and inspiration it needs to design a successful building. Moreover, the brief functions a framework for quality management during the project. Authored by Juriaan van Meel and Kjersti Bjørkeng Størdal, this book provides the guidance needed to develop high-performance briefs. Using clear language, it succinctly explains the briefing process, various briefing techniques, and the topics that should be addressed. Also included in the book are examples, checklists, and practical suggestions.

Introduction

The process
• A stakeholder process
• A decision-making process
• A learning process
• A research process
• A change process
• A communication process

Sequence
• The strategic brief
• The functional brief
• The technical brief

Success factors
• Formulate clear project objectives
• Distinguish between needs and wishes
• Think about the future
• Involve users
• Communicate with clarity
• Think about performance, not design
• Link the brief to a budget
• Test design proposals against the brief
• Discuss the brief with the design team
• Manage changes to the brief

Topics
• Functionality
• Efficiency
• Flexibility
• Sustainability
• Architectural expression
• Urban fit
• Safety and security
• Accessibility
• Facility management
• Health and well-being

Techniques
• Document analysis
• Literature review
• Benchmarking
• Interviews
• Surveys
• Project visits
• Observational studies
• Occupancy measurements
• Walk-throughs
• Objectives workshop
• Social network analysis
• Future workshops
• Persona method
• Scenario studies
• Charrettes
• Pilot projects
• Design studies

Organization
• Steering committee
• Briefing team
• Work groups
• Focus groups
• Client advisers

Briefing and BIM
• Collating information
• Texts versus models
• Spaces and other objects
• Decomposition
• Standard spaces
• Design verification
• Test plans

Examples
• Office: Entra head office Oslo
• Detention centre (-)
• Library: Library of Birmingham (UK)
• School: IKC Zeeburgereiland (NL)
• Hospital: New University Hospital Aalborg (DK)
• Sports facility: swimming pool/sports hall Papendrecht (NL)
• Laboratory: Panum Building Copenhagen (DK)
• Train station: central station Alkmaar (NL)

Bibliography

  • ISBN

    9789082347913
  • Title

    Briefing For Buildings - A Practical Guide For Clients And Their Design Teams
  • Author

    Juriaan van Meel and Kjersti Størdal Bjørkeng
  • Publisher

    Icop
  • Publication year

    2017
  • Binding

    Softcover
  • Language

    English

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Cite: "Briefing For Buildings - A Practical Guide For Clients And Their Design Teams" 03 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/895643/briefing-for-buildings-a-practical-guide-for-clients-and-their-design-teams/> ISSN 0719-8884

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