The PROBE questionnaire – New Zealand applications and experiences with its use

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    Baird, George
    2004 Conference Papers
    Social and political issues in architecture


ABSTRACT: This paper presents a description and analysis of the application of the Probe-style
questionnaire in ten New Zealand buildings. Well established in the UK, the format of the basic
questionnaire is outlined, and a description given of the performance indices that may be derived from the
survey data. Following that, an overview of the buildings, half of which were offices and the other half
academic, in terms of their basic functions, is presented, together with some of the key experiences and
survey findings. Results from the surveys of the ten buildings are tabulated and summarised. The paper
concludes with a review of the main lessons learned from these studies and recommendations for future
applications of questionnaires of this type.


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