Research Type - Performance
Accessibility pertains to building elements, heights and clearances implemented to address the specific needs of disabled people and therefore help achieve universal design.
Acoustics addresses noise control within buildings.
|Durability and Resilience
Durability and Resilience characterizes the ability to withstand wear and efficient maintenance of building elements and systems, as well as the measure of facility’s ability to function after enduring a natural or man-made disaster.
Historic Preservation pertains to specific actions within a historic district or affecting a historic building whereby building elements and strategies are classifiable into one of the four approaches: preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or reconstruction.
Lighting performance entails balancing visual comfort for all users with energy efficiency.
Productive Environment includes meeting the needs of building owners and users through functional programming—i.e., spatial needs and requirements, system performance.
Security pertains to the physical protection of occupants and assets from man-made and natural hazards.
Structural Design entails creation of a building system to support and resist live and dead loads.
Sustainable Design encompasses the environmental performance of building elements and strategies, including energy use.