Creating the Productive Workplace

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Derek Clements-Croome
Taylor & Francis, Aug 21, 2006 - Architecture - 496 pages
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A new edition of a classic title, featuring updated and additional material to reflect today’s competitive work environments, contributed by a team of international experts. Essential for anyone involved in the design, management and use of work places, this is a critical multidisciplinary review of the factors affecting productivity, as well a practical solutions manual for common problems and issues.

 

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Contents

1 Pleasure and joy and their role in human life
3
2 Consciousness wellbeing and the senses
14
3 Indoor environment and productivity
25
the forgotten dimension
55
5 A broad definition of comfort as an aid to meeting commitments on carbondioxide reduction
75
6 Stress adn the changing nature of work
81
Part 2 The economuc case for productivity
97
7 The ecnomics of enhanced environmental services in buildings
99
New directions in theory and assessment
240
Part 5 Case studies
255
BBC case study
257
The SMUD call center and desktop studies
277
18 Managerial and employee involvement in design processes
310
Airconditioning systems of the KI building Tokyo
323
21 Employee productivity and the intelligent workplace
348
The real british office
357

8 Assessment of link between productivity and indoor air quality
113
9 The cognitive workplace
136
Part 3 The nature of productivity
151
the killer variables
153
11 Room temperature effects on office work
181
12 Indoor air quality effects on office work
193
13 Lighting for highquality workplaces
206
Part 4 Concentrating and thinking
223
14 Attention and performance in the workplace
225
23 Future dessign guidelines and tools
378
24 Optimising the working environment
387
Part 6 The future
395
the key to the reinvention of the office
397
26 A procedure to estimate the costeffectiveness of the indoor environment improvements in office work
407
The value management approach
434
Index
458
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Derek Clements-Croome is Professor of Construction Engineering in the Department of Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Reading, UK.

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