Aiding student understanding of building environments

The development of an 'e-evaluation' toolkit

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Abstract

This paper describes the development and use of a novel educational kit to aid master's level students in their understanding of the environment in and around buildings. The kit consists of a lightweight laptop computer together with a hypertext guide developed specifically for the project. The computer also has preloaded additional software and other tools. The toolkit contains an array of hand-held measurement devices suitable for deriving information on air temperature, radiant temperature, air movement, humidity, lighting levels, and noise levels. It also includes devices and information suitable for site analysis in relation to solar influences such as position and impact of nearby buildings and other obstructions. The kit has been tested and assessed with groups of students. A commentary for optimising use is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSun, Wind and Architecture
Subtitle of host publicationThe Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2007
EditorsStephen K. Wittkopf, Beng Kiang Tan
Pages589-595
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture - , Singapore
Duration: 22 Nov 200724 Nov 2007
Conference number: 24

Conference

Conference24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
Abbreviated titlePLEA 2007
CountrySingapore
Period22/11/0724/11/07

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Students
Laptop computers
Air
Atmospheric humidity
Lighting
Temperature

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Pitts, A. (2007). Aiding student understanding of building environments: The development of an 'e-evaluation' toolkit. In S. K. Wittkopf, & B. Kiang Tan (Eds.), Sun, Wind and Architecture : The Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2007 (pp. 589-595)
Pitts, Adrian. / Aiding student understanding of building environments : The development of an 'e-evaluation' toolkit. Sun, Wind and Architecture : The Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2007. editor / Stephen K. Wittkopf ; Beng Kiang Tan. 2007. pp. 589-595
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Pitts, A 2007, Aiding student understanding of building environments: The development of an 'e-evaluation' toolkit. in SK Wittkopf & B Kiang Tan (eds), Sun, Wind and Architecture : The Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2007. pp. 589-595, 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Singapore, 22/11/07.

Aiding student understanding of building environments : The development of an 'e-evaluation' toolkit. / Pitts, Adrian.

Sun, Wind and Architecture : The Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2007. ed. / Stephen K. Wittkopf; Beng Kiang Tan. 2007. p. 589-595.

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