Accession Number:

ADA282843

Title:

The Value of Interior Design

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

The effectiveness of U.S. Army personnel depends heavily on the design of the facilities they work in. Interior aspects such as floor layout, workstation configuration, etc. can affect worker productivity, comfort, safety, and health. Inadequately designed facilities can decrease worker productivity, and increase life-cycle and medical costs, impairing the Armys ability to fulfill its mission. The interior designer coordinates a facilitys design needs to create a facility that supports the groups mission and enhances worker productivity and job satisfaction. Applying proper interior design principles early in facility design can ensure that a building will serve its occupants well and achieve optimal life-cycle costs. Despite the importance of design in facility construction, the Army has often excluded the interior designer from its facility design process. This research identified and documented the importance of interior design in the construction and renovation of Army facilities, and its implications for facility management activities and the occupants quality of life. The importance of design principle was evaluated by surveying occupants of the Humphreys Engineer Center Support Activity HECSA, at Fort Belvoir, VA regarding its job-related activities, needs, and opinions about the facility before and after the facilitys renovation. Interior design, Facility management, Facility design, Army facilities

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE