SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

Establishing Appropriate Measurements for the Performance of Buildings and the Serviceability of Facilities


The quality of measurements needed to improve the performance of buildings and the serviceability of facilities inhere not in the measurements themselves but in their suitability to the needs of diverse and transitory participants in the development, design, construction, management and operations of buildings and facilities. Users must articulate their needs and metrological development will follow. A measurement development sequence is suggested: naming, ordering and scaling the variables of interest. Paper includes discussion of metrological history and measurement theory.

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Ventre, FT
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Developed by Committee: E06
Pages: 17–24
DOI: 10.1520/STP18901S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5108-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1292-6