Adaptive Framework for Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Public Housing Projects in Nigeria

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Iweka, A. C.
Adebayo, A. K.
Igwe, J. M.
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Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Lagos
Government intervention in housing development is lauded in many countries, but inappropriate perception of the end-users has made many of such schemes largely unsuccessful. In Nigeria, many researchers have argued that inadequate knowledge of the nature, scope and dimension of housing problems coupled with myopic concept of the people’s needs are responsible for public housing failures. Correct as these arguments may be, there is little evidence that they are based on a comparison between a clearly articulated theory about how the housing projects are supposed to work i.e., design intent, and the end-users. This situation further brings to the fore, the need to have a current and accurate understanding of the performance of the houses being provided. Once the initial design intent is established the techniques of post-occupancy evaluation can be employed to determine the extent to which it has been met. The paper shows that there are several approaches for understanding and conducting post-occupancy evaluation studies. This study examines three approaches that could be adapted and used to identify and prioritize questions regarding public-sector housing evaluation in Nigeria, after the housing project has been inhabited for some time.
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Building Evaluation , Dwelling dissatisfaction , Environment-behaviour theory , Evaluation theories , Post-occupancy evaluation , Public housing , Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY::Civil engineering and architecture::Architecture and architectural conservation and restoration::Architecture
Iweka, A. C. O, Adebayo, A. K and Igwe. J. M. (2010). Adaptive Framework for Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Public Housing Projects in Nigeria. The Lagos Journal of Environmental Studies, 7 (2), 27 – 31. University of Lagos