chapter  6
10 Pages

Phase 4: Construction – commissioning

WithMichael J. Holtz

Editorial comment This chapter deals with Phase 4 of the framework for building performance evaluation, i.e. construction and the commissioning process, which constitutes the review loop of the construction phase. Architecture at its essence is about performance and the expression of human aspirations – the art and science of building. Architects must design buildings that meet the client’s needs and expectations (basic performance requirements, such as spatialfunctional needs and environmental control) within the local and regional context of the site, on time and within budget, in a visually pleasing manner. Architects want happy occupants and happy owners!