Accession Number:

ADA030092

Title:

User Evaluation of the Fort Knox Industrialized BOQ (Bachelor Officers' Quarters) Project.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

The research objective was to evaluate user satisfaction with the first BOQ Bachelor Officers Quarters constructed by industrialized building methods. This BOQ, Steindam Apartments at Fort Knox, KY, was completed and occupied in late 1974. It was compared to a conventionally built BOQ Glassford Hall, Fort Huachuca, AZ of similar age and design, and to another BOQ, located at Fort Knox but of older vintage and different design Craig Apartments. Evaluation measures included satisfaction ratings with aspects of the building, open-ended comments, background characteristics of the occupants, and physical measures of the building features. The results indicated that the two new BOQs were rated equally in overall satisfaction and that the industrially constructed BOQ was rated superior in exterior appearance, noise insulation, storage areas, lounge facilities, and laundry facilities. Both new BOQs were more satisfactory to the users than the older BOQ at Fort Knox.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE